Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps Are a Growing Concern

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Fraudulent Transactions on Mobile Apps

In a report analyzing consumer fraud data for the first quarter of 2018, RSA Security disclosed that the number of fraudulent transactions on mobile apps has risen by over 600%, since 2015. Some 39% of all fraudulent transactions conducted during the quarter were carried out via mobile apps. Why is this happening, and what can be done to prevent it … Read More

Benefits of Using a VPN: Part 1 – Protect Your Privacy Online

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benefits of using a vpn - privacy

Why Worry? Government agencies, law enforcement, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), public search engines, and popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter add to the threat of hackers, spies, and eavesdroppers in giving internet users reason to worry about their personal or corporate privacy online. Many of these agencies have a lot to gain from gathering and distributing your personal … Read More

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