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When Countries Attack…and Hack

Is the threat of malware real? The answer is definitely yes. Fortunately for most of us, the most serious malware attacks are going after large targets these days, such as government agencies and large international corporations. For example, in late November 2014, Sony Corporation was the victim of a severe and successful hacking effort by…

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Watch Out for Charity Scams During Natural Disasters

Watch Out for Charity Scams During Natural Disasters

When natural disasters strike, it’s natural to feel concern for those caught in the midst of the disaster. Some people feel the need to give of their money, while others will even travel to the devastated area to help clean and rebuild. What you may not realize is that there are others in the world…

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8 Signs You Are Being Catfished

8 Signs You Are Being Catfished

What it means to be catfished and how to tell if you are a victim Chances are your grandparents met because they lived within a ten-mile radius of each other. If not, perhaps they went to the same college for a number of years. Regardless, proximity was key and the dating game was relatively safe.…

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Using a ‘brute-force’ attack, hackers still break passwords

Does Brute Force Password Cracking Still Work? If you challenged a friend to crack your password, they’d probably try entering some of the most commonly used passwords, your child’s name, your date of birth, etc. If you challenged a seasoned hacker to crack your password, they’d probably do it in under a minute, thanks to…

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Malware is Everywhere. Keep it Off YOUR Computer

Malware Damages More than Your Computer

When it comes to software, most of us know only that software programs—we also call them applications or computer programs—help us to do all of the important things we do on our computers. We couldn’t live without our spreadsheets, writing programs and Internet browsers, because that’s the software that helps us take care of business…

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Bypass content restrictions, streaming service blocks, and government censorship with a VPN.

Bypass content restrictions, Netflix blocks and government censorship with a VPN. What a VPN is and how it works A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an online service that can help bypass internet restrictions, allowing you to view the content you want. First, a VPN takes the Internet connection you’re on—whether your home connection or…

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What is a VPN and Why You Need One

This is Straightforward and Clear: What is a VPN and Why You Need One

It’s one of the most asked questions on the internet. “What is a VPN?”A VPN definition seems like a great place to start.VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network.” A VPN essentially creates a secure, unhackable network inside the internet for you to use by encrypting your traffic and hiding your IP address. In a nutshell,…

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Internet Experience Myth: You Can’t Get More Security, Privacy or Access.

We keep losing online privacy, safety and access to content. Most people think that’s simply the state of their internet experience today, and they think there’s nothing you can do about improving their internet experience. Good news is, they’re wrong!

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