Your iMessages May Not Be Safe Anymore

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In the latest news, we found out that Apple iMessages might not be as safe as we thought. As it turns out, Apple retains certain metadata. Further Reading Signal: The Right Way To Encrypt Our Communications PornHub Blocked In Russia Here’s How To Watch It iMessages A report by The Intercept gives information about iMessage conversations. Although Apple secures messages with end-to-end encryption, your contacts may not be as safe. The company automatically logs which phone numbers you contact. Apple can then share this information with law enforcement if ordered …

PornHub Blocked In Russia, Here’s How To Watch It

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In the latest tragedy befalling the news cycle, we found out that Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor cut off access to porn websites like Porn Hub. Here’s how you can regain your access. Further Reading 10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For? Email Credentials Stolen, Here’s What You Can Do PornHub Ban Roskomnadzor, also known as Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies, and Mass Communications, has recently placed over ten porn websites, including PornHub, on its blacklist. A Russian court will …

Email Credentials Stolen, Here’s What You Can Do

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In a stunning leak, a Russian hacker known as “the Collector” has published millions of stolen email accounts for Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft. The total amount of records reaches 1.17 billion. Further Reading InfoSec 101: How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication InfoSec 101: How To Create a Secure Password Security Breach A report by Hold Security says its cyber security team looked at over 272 million accounts so far. Of that, the team had never seen 42.5 million of these before. A large number of accounts came from Mail.ru, Russia’s most …

8 Common VPN Myths And Why They Aren’t True

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Interested in using a VPN? Maybe you already use one, but you don’t know much about them yet. Here are some common myths about VPNs and why they aren’t true. Further Reading 10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For? The Future of Freedom: Building a new TOR Myth #1: You only need a VPN if you’re doing something illegal A common misconception surrounding issues of privacy and security is accountability. That is, you might say “I have nothing to hide, so why should …

ICANN Plans To Change The Root Zone Crypto Keys

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ICANN plans to change a fundamental part of the domain name system: the cryptographic keys of the root zone. What does this mean for you? Further Reading Don’t Look, But Your Wi-Fi Router Is Spying On You How To Minimize Your Digital Footprint with DNS Watch DNS Cryptography In about one month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to change a key feature of the web’s infrastructure. ICANN is a US-based non-profit organization responsible for different tasks related to the internet. They plan to create new …

Don’t Look, But Your Wi-Fi Router Is Spying On You

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Hey, you. Yeah, I’m talking to you. Did you know that your Wi-Fi router is spying on your every move? That’s what a group of researchers from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China found. Further Reading 10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For? How to Destroy the Data on your Computer and Smartphone FreeSense Well, not every router. Every second, radio signals bathe your body from all directions in the form of Wi-Fi, especially if you live in a city. Virtually every home, office, …

10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For?

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Using a virtual network provider (VPN) is important if you want to protect your privacy. Still not using one yet? Here are some reasons why you should. Further Reading Is It Illegal To Use a VPN? Proxy vs. VPN: What’s the difference? 1. Staying safe on public Wi-Fi Public Wi-Fi practically blankets the landscape today. It’s also insecure to use. Using public Wi-Fi should only be the last measure or emergency. Maybe you need to fire off a quick email to the boss, and you are out of cellular data. …

How to Destroy the Data on your Computer and Smartphone

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Last week we showed you how to backup your data, either to a hard drive or the cloud. This week, we will show you how to destroy the data on Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook, Android and iOS devices. Further Reading How to Backup your Device to a Local Drive or the Cloud Stagefright 2.0 Discovered By Google, Here’s What You Need To Know Wiping Your Computer Depending on your operating system, there are a couple of ways to wipe your computer. macOS Turn on your Mac and hold down Option-Command-R. …

Stagefright 2.0 Discovered By Google, Here’s What You Need To Know

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About a year after an Android exploit named Stagefright made headlines, Google researchers found another exploit that is just as dangerous. Further Reading Android Users Get New Security Notifications How To Boost Your Privacy On Android Stagefright 1.0 Stagefright is a collection of exploits. It affects version 2.2 Froyo and later. It lets an attacker “perform arbitrary operations” on a person’s device. This is achieved through remote code execution and privilege escalation. The most common way to do this is by sending a victim a special MMS message. The attack affects …

The Cord Cutters Guide to Streaming NFL Games with a VPN

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The NFL 2016-2017 season kicks off today. There are plenty of ways to watch it, even if you’ve ditched your cable subscription. Let’s look at some of the options available, and whether you need a VPN. Further Reading How to Watch the Olympics 2016 Without Cable The Future of Freedom: Building a new TOR Using an antenna We previously wrote about setting up an antenna to watch the Olympics. Unlike premium channels like MLB, NBA, and NHL, it’s completely possible to watch the NFL for free, or at least cheaply. …