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Subgraph OS is a Snowden-Approved Operating System

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Kid-tested, Snowden-approved. That’s what the makers of Subgraph OS say, although maybe not in those exact words. The premise is that Subgraph is a secure Linux distribution that anyone can use, even without technical know-how. Further Reading Our Top 5 Security Extensions for your Browser 5 Best Security Tools to Secure Your Data Subgraph OS Subgraph launched earlier this year at Logan CIJ Symposium as an alpha release. This is the stage of the software release cycle where it’s still in development. The developers release software so the public can report bugs …

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VPN Passwords Recovered From NSA Hack

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Earlier this week, a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers hacked a group linked to the NSA called the Equation Group. Researchers have been poring over the released data, discovering multiple exploits and vulnerabilities. Now it seems they have found an attack that can extract VPN passwords from certain Cisco products. Further Reading Here’s why the United Arab Emirates outlawed VPNs Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor In Secure Boot The NSA Hack One or more hackers going by the name of “Shadow Brokers” (SB) claims to have hacked a group believed to be linked to the …

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Here’s why the United Arab Emirates outlawed VPNs

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned the use of virtual private networks last month. A royal edict from the UAE president makes it illegal for anyone in the country to use a VPN or proxy service. Further Reading How IP Modulation Improves Your VPN Experience Top 10 BitTorrent Clients For All of Your Torrenting Needs United Arab Emirates The wording of the law is ambiguous and reflects a technologically illiterate society. It seems that you can’t use any system that hides the fact that you’re committing a crime or covering …

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How IP Modulation Improves Your VPN Experience

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LiquidVPN developed IP modulation in 2013. It offers better security than other VPN topologies due to the way it further anonymizes users. IP modulation has three main benefits: bypassing IP restrictions, enhancing user privacy and increasing information security. Further Reading Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor In Secure Boot Are Iris Scanners More Secure Than Fingerprint Readers? Bypassing IP restrictions A common way for Internet Service Providers (ISP) to restrict which websites you can visit is by blocking access to the network layer. Most ISPs focus on two primary services: email and …

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Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor In Secure Boot

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Microsoft has accidentally leaked the so-called “golden key.” This is a universal backdoor it provides for devices running Secure Boot, like phones and tablets. Further Reading 7 Apps to Supervise Your Kids Online 6 macOS Tips to Supercharge your Security What Is Secure Boot? Microsoft introduced Secure Boot, or Trusted Boot, in Windows 8. It uses the secure boot functionality built into the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface or UEFI. UEFI replaced the older BIOS firmware or Basic Input/Output System of IBM PC-compatible computers. Secure Boot stops malicious software and unauthorized operating …

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Are Iris Scanners More Secure Than Fingerprint Readers?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7, set to release on August 19. One of the more interesting features is the iris scanner. However, is it more secure than the fingerprint reader found on many phones today? Further Reading Is the Age of SMS-Based Two Factor Authentication Finally Over? 5 Best Security Tools to Secure Your Data   How Fingerprint Readers Work Fingerprint readers are pretty affordable. Many phones and some laptops have this technology. If your computer does not have one built-in, you can buy an external reader that you plug …

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New Malware Found Called ProjectSauron; Possibly State-Sponsored

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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab and Symantec have found a new piece of malware that remained hidden for five years. Due to its complexity, it’s thought to be a state-sponsored program because of the high cost of development and operation (millions of dollars). Further Reading New HTTPS Attack Breaks Browser Security Stagefright-like Exploit Found in Apple Operating Systems Project Sauron Alternatively known as ProjectSauron and Remsec, this piece of malware has been active since at least 2011 on about 30 targets. It is notoriously hard to detect because its code uses …

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Our Top 5 Security Extensions for your Browser

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When it comes to privacy on the web, your last line of defense is your web browser. Most web browsers themselves are reasonably secure nowadays. There are more ways to enhance your security and privacy as you browse the web. The main set of tools? Browser extensions. Further Reading Torrent Site Torrentz.eu Shut Down Mysteriously How to Watch the Olympics 2016 Without Cable History of Browser Extensions A browser extension is a type of add-on tool that you can install. Extensions add features to your web browser in some way, …

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5 Best Security Tools to Secure Your Data

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Whether you are a government whistleblower needing to lock down your laptop, or a regular Joe just wanting extra security, there are plenty of tools available to secure your data. In this article, we will cover tools to use for file encryption, email, web browsing, steganography, and chatting. Further Reading Top 10 BitTorrent Clients For All of Your Torrenting Needs New HTTPS Attack Breaks Browser Security File Encryption VeraCrypt Ever since TrueCrypt shut down in 2014, people have been scrambling to find an alternative solution to encrypting their data. VeraCrypt …

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Torrent Site Torrentz.eu Shut Down Mysteriously

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Two weeks ago, popular torrent site KickassTorrents shut down after the FBI arrested founder Artem Vaulin. Now it looks like another torrent site has shut down – but for unknown reasons. Further Reading Top 10 BitTorrent Clients For All of Your Torrenting Needs FBI Shuts Down KickAssTorrents: US Navy Become Pirates Torrentz.eu Active for more than 13 years and founded a couple of weeks before The Pirate Bay, Torrentz.eu was one of the more popular torrenting sites, in addition to KickassTorrents and The Pirate Bay. The website announced its shut …