Data Protection

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

Oreoluwa Jetawo
July 24, 2021
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 encrypt files on my computer? What is encryption? File/Folder level Encryption Processes involved in EFS Steps involved in Encrypting File System Encrypting word documents Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Microsoft Bit locker VeraCrypt Conclusion Disclaimer: This article covers the various ways of ensuring data privacy by file encryption. These techniques should not be used for hacking or unauthorized access. Why is it important to encrypt files on my computer? Years back, a friend of mine was working on an important but secret...

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

Dmytro Cherkashyn
July 20, 2021
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 Centers implemented some of them into the civilian area. 📑 Table of Contents How security of Nuclear Weapons is applicable to Data Centers? Strict access control Defense-in-Depth Balanced protections Graded approach Four eyes principle Other supporting systems Conclusion How security of Nuclear Weapons applies to Data Centers? Strict access control Defense-in-Depth Balanced protections Graded approach Four eyes principle Other supporting systems Let’s start with some classical stuff, namely information security goals...

Are hardware cold wallets secure? Best 9 Bitcoin Wallets to keep your cryptocurrency safe

Darina Shramko
July 19, 2021
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 replaces by non-cash card payments, and later by contactless payments using phones that support NFC. And now humanity is on the verge of a new era - the era of cryptocurrency! At first, the world was distrustful of the concept of cryptocurrency, but now more and more countries are popularizing electronic money. What is bitcoin , and why can a modern person no longer do without cryptocurrency? Let's figure it out today in this article. This article also: a practical guide for people wishing to understand what cryptocurrency is a...

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

Darina Shramko
July 3, 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 encryption A Whonix distribution that provides anonymity on the Internet Practical application of the ProtonMail mailboxes General guidelines for the protection of personal database s Conclusion Disclaimer The article discusses the technologies used to protect your data and confidential information on the Internet. All presented information here is to inform PC users and political activists about information security measures. The author of the article does not in any way intend to harm or offend users...

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Sabrina Lupsan
July 28, 2021
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How are corporations following our traces in 2021? Guidance on Facebook and Google anti-tracking measures

Ozair Malik
July 27, 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 are generated by Facebook alone in a day. We all know that these corporations track and log our activities on their platforms. Still, the astonishing fact is that they follow us all over the web also. Below, I will discuss the espionage or tracking methods of these corporations. Alongside, I will recommend some of the best anti-tracking measures. 📑 Table of Contents How is Google tracing me in 2021? What does Google track about me? How to Stop Google from tracking me? How is Facebook tracing me...

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 information: What’s an IP address? Why do you need to hide your IP? How to hide my IP-address? VPN software Proxy Tor 3 Steps for hiding IP How to hide IP for free? What’s IP address? What does your friend need to send you by email? That’s right! It’s your email address. The same thing relates to remote computers. They need your IP address to get connected to your computer on the network. Structure of IP address Besides, you have a particular address to get your mail, while your device has an...

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 21, 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 if you work in a highly data-dependent environment. In this article, I will walk you through what Data Loss Prevention is, why it is important, and then share a few DLP tools in the market that I feel are the best and most suited for your requirement. 📑 Table of Contents Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Need for Data Loss Prevention 7 Best Data Loss Prevention Programs for You Code42 Digital Guardian Endpoint DLP SecureTrust DLP Symantec Check Point DLP Trend Micro IDLP McAfee Total Protection for DLP...

Top 9 tips for strong password security

Oreoluwa Jetawo
July 12, 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 importance of using a strong password and also ensuring that these passwords are not reused. 📑 Table of Contents Why use a strong password? Why should you not reuse your password? How make your passwords use stronger? Conclusion Why use a strong password? Basically, a password is a word that gives a pass. For instance, you want to sign up on an online platform. You are asked to provide details like your first name, surname, date of birth, etc., then finally pick a password and reenter the password. The...

5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer in Under 1 Week

Dean Chester
July 7, 2021
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 budget. This is the story of Derek. Derek is a 21-year-old art student who works part-time as an administrator in a local Internet café. He’s not super technical-minded but it’s really hard to find a job that suits you if you have zero experience in our city, so he was happy to get this one. But like I said, his café was situated in a rather shady neighborhood. All kinds of people would come to it and do all sorts of things with the help of its computers. As you may imagine, Derek quickly found himself in the middle of a...

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

Rakesh Naik
July 3, 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 such attacks. Suppose your website is compromised by such an attacker. In that case, much of your sensitive information could get stolen , and you could even end up losing your website! In this article, we shall explore the most found vulnerabilities in 2021 that could compromise your website, how to detect them yourself and even eliminate them. 📑 Table of Contents The World of Vulnerabilities Website Vulnerabilities 101 How to Attack a Website SQL Injection Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Command...

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

Darina Shramko
July 3, 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 about you: interests, location, and even your IP address! It's scary to think that outsiders are aware of your interests. But we can't stop using the Internet either, can we? Well, I'm happy to offer you a compromise solution - private search engines ! Are you wondering, right? I dare to say that alternative search engines are many times better than giants as Google or Yandex. Why? I have several compelling reasons: Private search engines guarantee you complete anonymity on the Internet Your IP...

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

Rakesh Naik
July 3, 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, we shall be exploring just this and how you can use a sandbox to stay safe on the internet. So, please allow me to explain to you what a Sandbox is. 📑 Table of Contents What is a Sandbox? The Need for Sandboxes Quick Start to Your Very Own Sandbox! Windows Version System Requirements Enable the Windows Sandbox Accessing the Sandbox Using Files and Applications in Sandbox Handling Malware using the Sandbox Not a Windows User? No Problem! BitBox Sandboxie Virtual Machines Conclusion With the...