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Russian hackers infect routers with malware called VPNFilter

Russian hackers may have infected your WiFi router — here’s how to protect yourself

When the FBI released a report to tell the nation that we should reboot our routers due to an attack from Russian hackers, it was incredibly alarming. But now, it looks like the threat could be much more serious than we originally feared. What is VPNFilter? The threat is a type of malware called VPNFilter. […]

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How to protect yourself against cyber crime when traveling

Thinking back 10 years to when I first began my travels, the type of crime I was worried about was being mugged or assaulted. And as a solo traveler, I was also admittedly on edge after having watched the terrifying blockbuster Hostel. But the type of crime that travelers encounter has changed a lot since […]

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5 common internet security mistakes you need to fix now

The shadow of 2017’s big data breaches have scarcely passed, and already another internet security scandal is shaking the world: Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of vast troves of Facebook user data. With governments struggling to manage the damage, many people are wondering: is it still possible to protect data online? Long-term solutions are still far […]

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Your fitness app might be exposing where you live

Social fitness apps allow us to share our training, track our progress, and follow our friends’ workouts. They’ve done more to motivate people to stay active than perhaps any other workout tool, building a community for like-minded people to share their passion for health and fitness. The trouble is, these apps can also expose sensitive […]

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3 common password security myths exposed

From social media to office emails, people use passwords on almost all facets of internet communication. Why, then, do they still create passwords that would take a hacker only a few seconds or minutes to crack? Most likely, it is because of the misconceptions surrounding password security. Users still believe certain things when it comes […]

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Fake followers? Why this company might be selling your stolen online profile

Having a large following on Twitter can mean big business. And as anyone who is active on social media probably knows, it’s all-too-easy to buy fake followers in an effort to appear more influential. What you might not realize, however, is that these fake followers are often impersonating real people with stolen personal information—even, potentially, […]

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