Beware of Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Automatically

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Public Wi-Fi

Put up a sign or mention the words “Free Wi-Fi”, and you’ll likely get a stampede of laptop and mobile device users scrambling to log in. It’s a response that’s become like an automatic reflex among many of us – despite repeated warnings from security advisors and the media about how dangerous an unprotected wireless network, or public wi-fi connection, … Read More

How Does a VPN Help You Protect Your Privacy?

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VPN Privacy

Beyond the threat of hackers, spies, and eavesdroppers, there are several other institutions that should give internet users cause to worry about their personal or corporate privacy online. Among these are government agencies and law enforcement, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), public search engines, and the ever-popular platforms of social media. To some extent, all of these may gain access to … Read More

How Does a VPN Keep Your Data Secure?

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VPN Data Security

For internet users worldwide, a Virtual Private Network or VPN has become a virtual necessity – particularly in the light of recent developments such as a vote by the U.S. government’s legislative arm to suspend the principles of “Net Neutrality”, effectively giving Internet Service Providers (ISPs) the green light to trade in subscriber information with third parties. Other reasons for … Read More

The Dangers of Using Unsecured Wi-Fi

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Unsecured Wi-Fi

Mention the words “public Wi-Fi”, and one of two things will probably happen – possibly, both. One: There’ll be a mad stampede of any mobile device users in the area to log in and pig out on the toll-free internet access. And, two: There’ll be a collective groan and shaking of heads, as any security professionals in the area contemplate … Read More

Mobile Security Tips – How to Slow Down Hackers from Targeting You

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Mobile Security Tips

A 2016 report on mobile security by Intertrust estimates that the cost of mobile application hacks and data breaches will reach $1.5 billion by 2021. Despite this very real threat, only $2 million is spent annually on mobile app security, as compared to the $34 million spent each year on developing mainstream apps. We routinely spend a lot of time, … Read More

Streaming Content Using a VPN

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Streaming Content Using a VPN

It seems counter-intuitive, but it’s true: The best way to speed up your overall internet experience, increase your safety and privacy, and gain access to the kinds of websites and streaming media that you most want to see, is to use a platform that may typically reduce your base connection speed by 20-50%. By providing an encrypted private channel of … Read More

HTTPS Spoofing – How Phishing Websites Use HTTPS to Fool Mobile Users

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HTTPS Spoofing

As a safeguard against the activities of fraudsters and malicious actors who engage in email phishing, social engineering scams, “malvertising” (malicious advertising), and other forms of online mischief, security analysts often prescribe setting your browsers and connected apps to only visit secure websites – those generally designated by the https (or HTTPS, HTTP Secured) protocol header. But evidence came to … Read More

Privacy Protection – How Do Privacy Concerns Affect Global Business?

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Privacy Protection

After the first flushes of their initial novelty, some of the less savory implications of practices such as website tracking, geolocation, and targeted or personal advertising have raised the hackles of the buying public, creating a backlash of concerns over online commercial and institutional resources engaging in “Big Brother” style surveillance, unwelcome intrusions, and invasions of personal privacy. The gathering … Read More

What Does the VPN Privacy Policy Really Mean?

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VPN Privacy Policy

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot of good things about how using a Virtual Private Network or VPN is the best way of ensuring your security and privacy online. In a digital environment where service providers, websites, online platforms and resources of all kinds are taking increasing liberties with the privacy rights and civil liberties of the consumer, a … Read More

Android/Chrome OS VPN Integration

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Android/Chrome OS VPN Integration

In their push to establish Chromebooks and Chrome OS as a market-leading alternative to popular desktop and laptop computer systems, Google has adopted a number of measures. One of these was to develop a Chrome extension which allowed Android apps to run on any device on which Chrome was installed – but this approach ran into some problems. Google’s alternative … Read More