It has been brought to my attention that many people are interested in learning more about cyber security, but lack the knowledge of the basic lexicon of the average professional. Read this article to learn some cyber security definitions for common phrases, abbreviations, and acronyms you’ll come across.Read More »Cyber Security Definitions for Common Jargon & Acronyms
The subject of logging and VPNs is an important one to pay attention to when you’re considering how protected you want to be. A
This is because Hide My Ass logging is a bone that the hacker community likes to pick at every chance they get. I’m going to look at why we still rank Hide My Ass at number 2 despite their logging policy, and expand on the issues some face with this provider.Read More »The Ongoing Controversy Around Hide My Ass Logging
Finding out how to hide your IP address is something that most people think is tactic used by hackers and other people online with less than noble intentions. This isn’t exactly the case as nearly everyone could use some more privacy, and have their data tracked a little bit less.
How to do this correctly is key. Firewalls will only protect the data on your computer. Anti-virus software will protect you from viruses, but little else. Web proxies will hide your IP address, but not protect you.Read More »Why Would you Want to Hide your IP Address?
Hi, my name’s Marcus and I could steal your money. How? Easily: through the online banking app that is on your mobile device. If you’re thinking that I must be a handsome computer hacking genius, deciphering code in an exciting visual way like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish, well…
All you’d be right about is “handsome.” 😉
Hacking the mobile apps of the most well known banks in the world is easy thanks to the fact that:
- The average online banking app is not particularly well made from a security perspective.
- Many online tutorials exist to direct even the most novice of internet hackers, with free software available.
- You think that you’re safe in your online banking app, and act accordingly.
Out of all of these your ignorance is the worst offender, followed by how poorly most of these banking apps are made.Read More »Are Online Banking Apps Secure? Think Again…
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VPN Encryption Protocols – Pros and Cons
I’m going to do this in point form bullet notes of pros and cons at first. If you want to learn more, simply scroll down to the conclusion for my summary. Read More »Get to Know VPN Encryption Protocols – Pros and Cons
Using VPNs is an effective way to protect yourself from intrusion when browsing online, but they are not foolproof. A disruption in their operation can leave your connection and browsing activities exposed. This is where… Read More »What is an Internet/VPN Kill Switch?
Internet security myths have gone through the roof recently. I even recently read an article on another website, that I won’t name because I’d rather not start a flame war, which took these myths and made them ‘facts.’ The most maddening thing was that the article had no back-up proof or references about the claims it made.
I’m going to look at a few points made in this other article as it will address a few common
If you’ve never vacationed further from home than L.A. or New York, you’ve likely never experienced geo-blocking before. If, however, you’re like me and you travel all over (or worse: you’re Canadian) you have been met by a screen that looks like the image after the break at some point:
Read More »How do I Get Around Geo-blocking? The Artful Geo-Dodger
VPNs are the hottest technology out there for those that are concerned about their online privacy. It seems like every other day there’s a new story about a data leak, and many of them could have been prevented with a little of better encryption, and encryption is what VPNs do.
Knowing they work is great, but knowing how they work can help you determine that they are right for you and that you need one. We’ll look at how they work, what they’re superior to, and how they could impact your Internet speed.
VPNs are no longer something only used by the largest corporations. They are an essential for everyday, average internet users. I still hear the question “Why do I need a