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Zone of Exclusion: stalkers of abandoned clouds

Hamna Imran
November 25, 2021
Extensive migration of people to cloud storage poses more crucial threats to people's privacy
Webcam, a usually ignored but vulnerable device
Hamna Imran
Nov 8, 2021

Is your webcam spying on you?

Letting your laptop or phone camera record you and being spied by hackers can have pretty bad consequences
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Ozair Malik
Oct 29, 2021

“Fluffy33 isn't secure", Australian Cyber Security Centre says

Frail passwords made 81% of information vulnerable to threats.

Unauthorized intelligence systems are pretending to be a Google bots

Ozair Malik
October 28, 2021
Image source – pexels.com Websites are developed daily for different purposes, and each website contains additional meta-information that is supposed to be private. Modern competitive intelligence systems allow the competitive adversaries to access information about websites, pretending to be a Google indexing bots. Image source – pim.com Table of Contents: Competitive Intelligence Systems ‘bots’ Why are the crawlers so concerning? Information copying from competitors Competitive Intelligence...

Why is everybody speaking about next-generation firewalls

Hamna Imran
October 27, 2021
Why do we need to strengthen perimeter firewalls ? Once, a small number of people only utilized the Internet due to its high cost and restricted information. Also, security was not an issue at that time. A better technique for securing the corporate network was required as viruses and hackers got more motivated and sophisticated with time. It is where next - generation firewalls are helpful. They can do deep packet inspection and assess data entering the network at Layer 7 , the application...

Delete your Instagram account and information permanently

Rakesh Naik
October 24, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms, that supports sharing of photos, videos, and other media with users of the platform. Released in 2010 by its creators, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the platform was purchased by Facebook in 2012. Today, with over 500 million daily global users , Instagram is ranked 4 th in the list of most popular social media platforms. Over 17% of the world's 7.9 billion total population uses Instagram regularly. Table...

Revealing secret functionalities of OpenVPN

Darina Shramko
October 18, 2021
Image source – pixabay.com We can use some product for years and not even know what secrets it hides in itself. But if you show a little curiosity, you can learn a lot about the most ordinary things. So it happened with all the OpenVPN we know. It would seem that what else you may not know about this tool? You will immediately say that this program has no built-in client in Windows and Linux operating systems. Still, the ability to work on top of TCP will allow OpenVPN to pass through the most...

How to protect databases from exfiltration by Super Users

Darina Shramko
October 14, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Databases are hacked every minute due to a weak security system. Yes, most of the leaks you read about on our site occur precisely because of the disregard for Internet security rules. So, in the middle of 2020, Spyse specialists scanned port 9200 and discovered 436.83 TB of databases stored in the public domain. Among the companies whose data was in the public domain were Amazon, Digital Ocean, Google, Microsoft, ESPN , etc. If such large companies neglect the...

A rented car can tell hackers and criminals a lot about you

Darina Shramko
October 4, 2021
Image source –pixabay.com I am sure that almost all of my readers rented a car at least once in their lives. Let's say you have arrived in another country and want to travel around several cities, or your car is being repaired, but you urgently need to get to the other end of the city, and a taxi does not come. In general, there are many reasons for car renting. It's convenient for you to use the car-sharing service, and it is convenient for hackers to collect information about you. Although...

Spotify is a new champion for privacy

Hamna Imran
October 1, 2021
Have you ever opened Facebook or Instagram and saw an ad for something you were just talking about? Even though you never looked for the goods on such applications, they appear to know exactly what you want. If that's the case, you're not alone. Many individuals feel that major tech companies are monitoring their customers' activities to develop smarter algorithms that offer tailored advertisements . In this article, we will have a look at how Spotify operates. Information gathered by Spotify...

Why data encryption just isn’t enough anymore in 2021

Rakesh Naik
September 17, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Data encryption is one of the key aspects of cyber security, which is necessary to keep any information-based system secure. With over 76% of systems using encryption globally, it did work to protect data for quite a long time. However, in the last decade, hackers have begun adopting new techniques and tools to bypass data encryption to exploit data. As a result, in 2021, the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, according to a survey conducted by IBM...

Testing your browser for fingerprinting resistance within seconds.

Darina Shramko
September 15, 2021
Image source – freepik.com Do you know you leave invisible fingerprints every time you open a browser page? You've probably thought about cookies, but I'll surprise you − there is a much more dangerous technology that can become a devil's plaything in the hands of hackers. When surfing the Internet, each time, we leave behind unique traces like fingerprints. These traces are browser fingerprints that identify us, our data, and our lifestyle. According to the results of numerous studies, it has...

Total privacy browsers in 2021 and how tweak them even more secure

Darina Shramko
September 6, 2021
Now I will tell you one secret that will make you practically invulnerable to hackers. Thanks to it, you be can safely surf the Internet and was sure that no intruder was harming you. You will become invisible to cybercriminals and can deftly lead them around your finger! So, this secret is secure Internet browsers . And no, this is not Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. I bet you haven't heard of many of the browsers I'll be covering today. In this case, you are in the right place at the...

How to hide from the State’s Big Brother? Snowden’s method to use

Darina Shramko
August 28, 2021
Image source - news.cgtn.com The article also discusses Edward Snowden's methods to help you stay anonymous on the Internet. For example — using the Whonix distribution kit ensures user anonymity. This article also: a practical guide for computer users ; a practical guide for political activists and public figures on how to preserve their data and anonymity on the Internet. ? Table of contents: Techniques for hiding from the public Smartphone and SIM card use Bank account security Data...

How to block ads on your Internet browser in 2021

Rakesh Naik
August 19, 2021
Image source – Shutterstock Are you tired of sitting through a 25-second un-skippable ad to watch a one-minute YouTube video? Do all websites you visit fill up your screen with annoying pop-ups and ad banners? Allow me to introduce you to the world of ad blockers that will help you get rid of these irritating online ads. Ad blockers are tools that run on your computer or web browser and block all ads that are on any website you visit or internet-based application that you use. Most modern ad...

5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer in Under 1 Week

Dean Chester
August 6, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Today we’re going to step away from our usual topic of VPNs. What I’m going to tell you today is the story of an Internet café administrator who managed to quash ALL malware in his system permanently and fully protect software on his computers in just 1 week . And, despite having a very strict boss and his café being situated in a pretty dangerous part of the city, not only did he keep his job but also managed to achieve profits growth. And he did it on virtually no...

Eavesdroppers & snoopers might be stealing your data while you browse the internet

Rakesh Naik
August 6, 2021
Do you frequently use public networks to access the internet? Do you worry that your data might be stolen from your network? Or are you an aspiring penetration tester hoping to make it in the world of network security? Well, you've come to the right place, my friend! This is an article solely dedicated to the Linux aficionados who enjoy network security and would like to make sure that no one is sniffing your network traffic with hopes of stealing some data. No one likes a snoop, especially...

How to assure the privacy of your smart speaker if you can't get rid of it?

Hamna Imran
August 2, 2021
With IoT came its by-products; the smart cities, which consist of smart homes that comprise smart devices. Smart speakers being one of them. Recent surveys showed 91 percent of smart speaker users are concerned about eavesdropping by their speakers, and 90 percent of owners said they are concerned about data being unknowingly collected. Even with those concerns, 80 percent of consumers have used voice command technology on some sort of device (smartphones, tablets, computers, remote controls,...

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Sabrina Lupsan
July 26, 2021
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How are corporations following our traces in 2021? Guidance on Facebook and Google anti-tracking measures

Ozair Malik
July 25, 2021
Since the advent of the internet, we used to fear bad actors that could steal our private data or misuse our identity. But, we paid no heed to corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft are spying on us since day one. Alas, these Internet giants are modern-day online spies. As of July 2021, an average person spends 145 minutes (2 hours 25 minutes) daily on social media. From these 145 minutes, the majority of the share goes to Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. Around four petabytes of data...

5 fundamental principles to protect Data Centers taken from Nuclear Weapon stocks security

Dmytro Cherkashyn
July 20, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Data theft or Nuclear Weapon Theft? I am not sure which is worse today. Protection of modern Data Centers is not an easy task at all. The value of data stored there could be equal to the budget of some countries, so companies really care about protection measures. Since the nuclear race story started a little earlier than the informational war, best practices for the security of Nuclear Weapon stocks were implemented and exercised many decades before operators of...

Data Loss Prevention: How to Protect Your Data from Criminals and Yourself plus a List of the 7 Best DLP tools in the market!

Rakesh Naik
July 20, 2021
Have you ever wished for a tool that could keep your data safe without your oversight? Or maybe accidentally deleted a client file worth quite a few hours of work and money? You, my friend, need a Data Loss Prevention system or DLP that can save you from just this. A Data Loss Prevention system or DLP functions to protect and secure the data in your system from malicious attacks, accidental deletion, corruption and even leaks. Data being as valuable as it is today, DLP software is a must-have...

Top 9 tips for strong password security

Oreoluwa Jetawo
July 7, 2021
How many services online are you registered to? If this number is much higher than the count of your known passwords , you might be in trouble. Once some of your password leaks , your identity is not fully protected from misuse anymore. But we have developed concise and robust guidance on how to minimize your password risks . Treat your passwords like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. Clifford Stoll This article basically summarizes the...

"It is clean”. Easy and quickly steps for cleaning browser history

Darina Shramko
July 5, 2021
Did you know that cookies can track you? Oh, you will probably think that I have read too much many detective novels, and now I see a secret meaning in everything. However, books have nothing to do with it. I'm talking about the realities of the 21st century in which we unknowingly put our privacy at risk. Why is this happening? When you visit a website on the Internet, a message appears at the bottom or side of the page that mentions the word "cookies". You are asked to agree to the cookie...

Best 9 Bitcoin Wallets to keep your cryptocurrency safe

Darina Shramko
July 3, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock Do you want to know what cryptocurrency as well as to understand a complex blockchain system in a few minutes? Are you wondering why Bitcoin is in such demand? Congratulations, you are in the right place at the right time! In just a few minutes, I will explain complex terms to you in simple words and tell you what the phenomenon of cryptocurrency is all about. Have you noticed how quickly the payment system began to improve with the advent of the Internet? Cash...

Website Security 101: Fix Vulnerabilities in Your Website using the 9 best Tools to Scan for Vulnerabilities

Rakesh Naik
July 2, 2021
Do you own any sort of website? Do you think it has many vulnerabilities? Worried it might be hacked? It probably will! But don’t worry, in this article I will walk you through how you can protect your website from any vulnerabilities and hackers . Ever since the dawn of the internet and websites being launched, vulnerabilities and hackers have been a huge issue. Hackers usually try and find vulnerabilities in any system that they can exploit and make profits. Your website is no exception to...

A Quick Start Guide to Sandboxes for Securing Your PC in 2021

Rakesh Naik
June 29, 2021
Imagine the following scenario; you download a pdf file you received from an unknown source in your email. You open the file and see some gibberish that doesn't make much sense. When you try and start your PC the next day, you find out that it isn't booting or is working really slow. If this has ever happened to you, you know what it is like to be infected with a virus or a malware. But if you had a software called a Sandbox, you could have totally avoided that malware attack! In this article,...

What is Private Search Engine? Use following tips to clean your traces in Internet

Darina Shramko
June 29, 2021
Image source: vecteezy.com It's no secret that our online activity is being tracked. What you Google last night, what apps you download from the App Store, and what song you listen to most on Spotify are all analyzed by marketers, advertisers, and other organizations that benefit from their product usage data. Of course, nothing will happen if your musical interests help marketers collect listening statistics. Search services are another matter. Google, Bing, and other systems know everything...

How to protect the privacy of your data using file encryption in Windows

Oreoluwa Jetawo
June 21, 2021
Image source - Shutterstock John McAfee once said: In this age of communications that span both distance and time, the only tool we have that approximates a 'whisper' is encryption. When I cannot whisper in my wife's ear or the ears of my business partners, and have to communicate electronically, then encryption is our tool to keep our secrets secret. This article basically summarizes the various ways of ensuring data privacy with file encryption. ? Table of Contents: Why is it so important to...

How to hide IP address: theory and practice

Dean Chester
November 5, 2021
In this article, there is all the necessary information on the “hide IP address” topic. But if you don’t need theory, go to the “3 steps for hiding IP” section. Do you know that about 98% of Internet users, who are surfing the net at the moment, don’t know their IP address and don’t even know what it looks like? Still, nowadays it’s vital to know it. After reading this short article, you’ll know how to easily hide your IP and what benefits you can get from that. You’ll find the following...