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Turkish Citizens Easily Circumvented Twitter Ban with Hotspot Shield

Last Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a ban on Twitter. Thanks to technologies such as Hotspot Shield VPN, many local users were able to circumvent the restrictions and continued broadcasting their tweets. Calling social media a “menace to society”, Erdogan promised to “wipe out Twitter.” He had previously threatened to ban Facebook and YouTube […]

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10 Simple Tips to Bank Safely Online

One of the issues I’m passionate about, as an online-security analyst, is that of banking safely online. As such, I recommend the following simple tips to help ensure your security in cyberspace when doing online banking. Wired ethernet link. This offers more security than does a powerline or Wi-Fi network. In fact, the powerline carries […]

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22 Shocking Email Security Statistics [Infographic]

Ever wondered what happened to that email attachment you sent? A brand new infographic by docTrackr gives us a look into 22 of the most shocking ways your email is at risk. These statistics highlight the importance of securing important email correspondence, something docTrackr has been working on with their free Gmail Security Extension. Whether its […]

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Confessions of a broadband borrower: Misusing an unsecured WiFi network has its risks

Yes, I confess, I’ve been a broadband “borrower” for much of my life, jumping on open, unsecured WiFi networks while waiting in airports or hotels or sometimes even outside a stranger’s apartment building. And, I never thought about the security risks from this activity. I’ve called it borrowing because of the connection to “The Borrowers”, […]

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