• Can a VPN Be Hacked?
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    VPN Hacks: Should You Trust A VPN with Your Private Data

    In late 2019, NordVPN, one of the leading world providers of virtual private networking services, confirmed their servers had been hacked, and the intruder had access to the server for about a month. It seems like a no big deal as the cybercriminals were able to sniff traffic for only 30 days or so. However, you should bear in mind that NordVPN is one of the largest virtual private network providers, with supposedly millions of customers all over the world. NordVPN only admitted the data breach after rumors started circulating around and not immediately after they discovered the breach. Which raises two questions at once: Are virtual private networks secure…

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    What Is Double VPN and Do You Need It?

    As of now, in 2020, more than 52% of the global population is connected to the internet. However, as the internet advances, so do cybersecurity threats. Most internet users are now aware of the concept of Virtual Private Networks, the online security tools that shield them from the ever-increasing threats to their online privacy and security. But sometimes, security-minded people want more. If you’re familiar with the popular phrase: “In this world only the paranoid survive,” you’ll understand why some VPNs take a step forward in providing an extra layer of protection to the already existing one. It’s what they call Double VPN. Still in the dark? Then here’s every…

  • Online Shopping Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2020

    Online Shopping Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2020

    Everyone goes on a shopping spree every now and then, spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on almost anything. Nowadays, shopping has become so much easier thanks to online markets. This year, particularly in the holidays, shopping is expected to reach a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. However, when you shop online during these Jolly times, you should know where your money is going. Unfortunately, it’s not only retailers who want your money. Malicious online entities (scammers and hackers) also take advantage of this period to hack into your accounts and make off with your cash or your identity. How do they do that? What online shopping…

  • How to Secure Your Website

    How to Secure Your Website – The Ultimate Walkthrough

    Creating a website out of nothing used to require a lot of time, effort, as well as a fair bit of knowledge. However, as the internet matured, it became really easy to create a new website using pre-designed templates, and simply use features such as drag-and-drop to put every detail exactly where you want it to be. As a result, creating a website right now it quite easy and quick. But, once you get your website up and running, you need to make sure that it will remain secure. Which brings us to the tips included in this guide that’ll help you secure your website and protect it from possible…

  • Online Privacy in the Era of Facial Recognition Apps- What You Should Know

    Online Privacy in the Era of Facial Recognition Apps: What You Should Know 

    Facial recognition technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Their deployment has also expanded rapidly. The rise in technology’s use delivers some very essential considerations for individual privacy. There is no doubt that this technology will be used more and more in the future. China is already using the tech to charge jaywalkers. The US Immigration office is a tie-up with the DMV offices for facial recognition data.  This creates a wide intersection of problems from racial prejudice to plan human rights concerns. So, let’s have a look at what the technology really is and how you can prevent your face from being recorded and…

  • How to Access Dark Web Websites in 2020

    How to Access Dark Web Websites – The 2020 Novice Guide

    The Dark Web has become synonymous with the shady lanes of a city where no one ever goes willingly. Yet, the rather negative picture painted by popular media hides a rather plain truth about it. The dark web is nothing more than a collection of unindexed websites running on proxy servers. These have been kept off the regular search engine indexes on purpose. Technically, you can’t access those websites without the help of special software. So, if you’re interested in what the Dark Web has to offer, here’s how you can access its websites freely. The Dark Web – How Big is the Internet’s Badlands? What we use on a daily…

  • How to Secure Your Smart Home and IoT Devices

    How to Secure Your Smart Home and IoT Devices

    The number of smart home and office devices is growing. But the irony is that your connected security cam might be as hackable as the average smartphone. More and more Internet of Things (IoT) devices hit the market and enter our homes. However, many people do not realize that these are largely unsecured devices. Connecting devices for powering a smart home is not a bad idea, nor are these devices bringing any dangers per se. But smart IoT devices are connected devices and our home and office networks are prone to “hacking” of all sorts. So, securing your smart devices is the first step toward having a secure smart home…

  • Types of VPNs and Their Protocols
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    Types of VPNs and Their Protocols – The Ultimate Walkthrough

    The use of the internet has expanded our possibilities so much in the last several decades, that the modern-day world looks and functions completely differently than as recently as 20 years ago. You can learn anything, buy anything, work, socialize, play games, watch movies and shows, and do a lot more — all of it from the comforts of your own home. However, all of this comes at a price — and I’m not talking about the cost of your internet subscription. No, the price we have to pay includes our information. The Internet gives us a lot of options and possibilities, but it also endangers our privacy and security.…

  • Data Theft - Everything You Need to Know

    Data Theft – A Push of a Button May Risk It All

    Our society is plunging deeper in an ambiguous state where we are becoming more aware of the risks that come with the online sharing of personal data, yet we continue to do so, regardless. What people don’t know is that internet data breaches have been the main culprit (almost 92%) of identity theft in as early as 2016, and we should take the necessary measures to combat this growing threat to our personal safety. What We Mean By Personal Data Before we delve into the basic ways you can protect your personal online data, you have to know – what exactly constitutes personal data? It comes to no surprise that…

  • The DIfference Between HTTP and HTTPS

    Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS – A Novice Guide

    Each time you visit a website in your browser, you can see that the prefix in front of the actual address is not always the same. Some URLs use the HTTP protocol (http://) and others use the HTTPS protocol (https://). Even your browser will acknowledge this difference by displaying a warning sign next to websites that use HTTP or a padlock next to HTTPS. Have you ever wondered what do these prefixes represent and what is the difference between them? Well, it’s more than just the letter ‘s’ and this guide will be a great lesson about internet security for beginners. HTTP vs. HTTPS – Content Index Lesson One: What…