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webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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small business cyber security

4 reasons why small businesses are vulnerable to cyberattacks

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. Attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated, and nobody is safe—including common internet users, small businesses, multinational conglomerates, and government institutions. Among those organizations, small businesses seem to be the most vulnerable to an attack. In 2017, it was found that more than 60% of all cyber attacks were aimed at […]

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VPN for ransomware

Protect yourself from the Locky ransomware via a VPN

If you’re the type of Internet user to quickly open image files on social media channels such as Facebook Messenger, you may need to think twice the next time you do so. This is because Locky, an infamous ransomware strain, is currently being circulated around social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn via an […]

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Public Wi-Fi Checklist: 7 Things to Remember Before Signing On

Public Wi-Fi is everywhere. According to BBC News, there is one hotspot to 150 people worldwide. Of course, in some countries, the ratio is a lot smaller. In the United Kingdom, for instance, there is one hotspot for every 11 people. Indeed, it is easier to connect than ever before, whether you are just stopping […]

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Terms and Conditions: Do You Know What Exactly You Are Agreeing To?

For every website that you visit, every app that you download and every phone call that you make, do you actually take the time to read the terms and condition agreement? Personally, I haven’t met one single person who can admit they have read it. In fact, if we were to read the fine print […]

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Traveling with a VPN

Summer is the busiest travel season of the year. Whether it is a business trip, a family vacation or a solo backpacking journey, the least of our worries would be staying secure online. As travelers, we connect to Wi-Fi networks for several reasons such as getting directions, sharing photos, blogging, emailing, research and much more. […]

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Save Your Privacy Policy! Stop CISPA!

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the cyber-security bill, CISPA, which allows corporations to break their privacy contracts. This means companies are allowed to share your private data with the government without a warrant. In result, we lose our online privacy. Co-Founder of Reddit and Internet Freedom Activist, Alexis Ohanian, publicly voices his opinion about […]

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How Can I Ensure My Social Network Interactions are Secure on WiFi?

Privacy on social networks seems a little oxymoronic to me. We tell the world about our lives, but we don’t want everyone to know everything. I know many people who only want some people to share in their experiences, but those same people often friend people they don’t know. See what I mean? Anyway, it […]

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David Gorodyansky on Bloomberg TV: Secure Your Online Presence

Yesterday, CEO of AnchorFree, David Gorodyansky discusses about the company’s history, the Hotspot Shield technology and how to secure your online presence. Everything that we do on the internet (from checking our bank accounts to surfing the web) is being tracked by websites, online advertisers or malicious hackers. This invades your online privacy and also […]

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