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Why data encryption just isn’t enough anymore in 2021

Rakesh Naik
September 17, 2021
Explaining issues with current data encryption tools and ways for better data protection.
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Darina Shramko
Sep 15, 2021

Testing your browser for fingerprinting resistance within seconds.

3 tools to test fingerprinting of your browser in 2021 and fingerprinting mitigation strategy from A to Z.
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Darina Shramko
Sep 6, 2021

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

There are 9 best privacy ensuring browsers reviewed, but also tweaks making them even more secure and private.

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

Darina Shramko
August 28, 2021
Image source - 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: 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
July 27, 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...