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DNS Leaks

January 30, 2020

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Leaks
Every time you browse the web, your search results are returned to you through the use of the Domain Name System, or DNS (more on that later). If you also use a VPN while you browse, your natural expectation is that your DNS requests are encrypted. However, not all virtual private networks are up to […] Read more
Data privacy day

January 28, 2020

Data Privacy Day: 6 Tips to Secure Your Data
Every year, on January 28th, countries around the world celebrate Data Privacy Day. The holiday came about as a way to commemorate the signing of Convention 108 in 1981. Convention 108 was the first legally binding international agreement that focused on citizen privacy and data protection. The resulting annual holiday was first celebrated in North […] Read more
How Do Mobile Payments Work and Are They Safe?

January 16, 2020

How Do Mobile Payments Work and Are They Safe?
So, you’re sitting in the drive thru, waiting for your coffee and breakfast sandwich. Your hands are rummaging around for your wallet so you can pay when you get to the window. Uh oh! You forgot your wallet at home! This is embarrassing; now you can’t pay for your order and you’re holding up the […] Read more

January 14, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Increase Fitness Tracker Privacy
Fitness trackers are a multi-billion dollar industry. From Fitbit to the Apple Watch, more people than ever are turning to smartwatches and the like to help take better control of their health and well-being. However, aside from helping to improving health, some trackers may pose a risk to personal privacy. These devices have the ability […] Read more
Neighbour spoofing

January 9, 2020

What is Neighbour Spoofing and How Do You Protect Yourself Against It?
“This is your captain speaking. You’ve won a cruise!” If you’ve ever answered a phone call only to hear this message, or a telemarketer, robot, or simply dead air, then congratulations on your spam call. Chances are, the person behind that call also used “spoofing” which is a form of deliberately falsifying caller ID information […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Beware of Mobile Spying

January 7, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Beware of Mobile Spying
If you have a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device , you have access to the collective sum of human knowledge. However, you have to beware of other people online who want access to the collective sum of knowledge about you. This knowledge comes in the form of your private data, gathered by spying on […] Read more
A Brief Explanation of Firewalls

January 2, 2020

A Brief Explanation of Firewalls
Untold dangers lurk in corners near and far on the internet. Some of those dangers can attack the devices with which you browse the web. They include viruses, malware, ransomware, and other attacks devised by hackers. Their main goal is stealing your information or money, or simply causing damage to your technology. One of the […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Make Online Security a Habit in 2020

December 31, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Make Online Security a Habit in 2020
The new year is right around the corner, and along with it comes new year’s resolutions. Some of the most popular resolutions include getting fit, saving money, and learning new skills. We’re adding another one to the list that everyone should take part in: make your online privacy and security a habit in 2020 (and […] Read more
Day 12 of Holiday Privacy: Don’t Sign Up for Online Secret Santa

December 13, 2019

Day 12 of Holiday Privacy: Don’t Sign Up for Online Secret Santa
The holiday season is one of giving … and one of privacy risks, both online and off. Many shoppers are willing to throw caution to the wind in order to get the best deals on the perfect gifts for their special someones. However, holiday shoppers can have their presents, and enjoy personal privacy too. Check […] Read more
Day 11 of Holiday Privacy: Beware Phishing Scams

December 13, 2019

Day 11 of Holiday Privacy: Beware Phishing Scams
The holiday season is one of giving … and one of privacy risks, both online and off. Many shoppers are willing to throw caution to the wind in order to get the best deals on the perfect gifts for their special someones. However, holiday shoppers can have their presents, and enjoy personal privacy too. Check […] Read more