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Using A Password Manager Drives Hackers Crazy!

“The single best thing someone can do to better protect their accounts is to choose and use a password manager,” explains Chris Parker, CEO of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com. “With that simple decision, you significantly improve your account security.”

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Data Breaches from 2023

Data Breaches from 2023: A Close Look at the Important Ones

And what that means for you. To start with, the average person needs to be aware that organizational data breaches can affect them directly. Yes, data breaches are attacks against large organizations and not individuals—however, organizations have customers and clients, and often the data stolen in a data breach is about the customers, not solely…

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Unveiling the Downsides of VPN Services: 9 Disadvantages You Should Consider

In recent years, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have gained immense popularity as users seek to bolster their online privacy and security. While the advantages of VPNs are widely celebrated, it’s crucial to explore the other side of the coin. In this article, we’ll delve into nine disadvantages associated with using VPN services. 1. Reduced Internet…

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The viral Facebook privacy hoax is a recurring phenomenon where false claims or warnings about privacy and data security

Don’t Fall for This Viral Facebook Privacy Hoax

Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world. It can be a great place to connect with other people — but it’s also riddled with scams, hoaxes, and fraudulent schemes. One hoax in particular has started making the rounds again recently, and you should be aware of it so you don’t fall…

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Changing the MAC address can help maintain some level of anonymity while accessing public Wi-Fi networks or other public networks.

What is MAC Cloning?

When you hear about cloning in relation to cyber hackers or online activity, you probably think of IP addresses and Internet connections. However, your MAC (Media Access Control) address can be cloned, too. You may find yourself in a coffee shop, with sweat dripping from your nervous brow.  The public WiFi network name is showing…

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What are Proxy Extensions and Proxy Switchers?

How to Use Proxy Extensions and Proxy Switchers

In a world where hackers lurk around every corner and cyber criminals want to make you their prey, where can you turn? … If you read this line in the voice of a grave movie announcer, you’ve got the tone right — cyber crime can impact us all, and it can be downright scary.  The…

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A woman looking at her personal information online

How to Remove Yourself from People-Finder Sites

Most of us Google ourselves every now and then to see what comes up. You’ll probably see your social media profiles, maybe a personal website if you have one, or other people who have the same name as you. Looking yourself up can be fun — until you notice one of those people search websites…

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Internet Privacy Requires a VPN.

Internet Privacy Is Hard to Come By…Unless You Use a VPN.

A person or an organization could (without you knowing it) see what websites you visit, deny you access to their website, create a profile of you based on your activity, find out where you live and even hack into your network. They can do it when your home and it can also happen when you’re at an airport, a hotel or coffeehouse.

How? They’re able to do it because they see and know your IP address.

That is where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) comes into play. It hides your IP address and from there it works like magic.

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