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Private Search Engine

August 5, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use a Private Search Engine
It’s no secret that if you want to protect your privacy, you probably shouldn’t use the internet. Unfortunately, that’s rarely an option for most of us. The web has been tightly integrated into every aspect of our lives. We need it to work, to shop, to stay connected, and more. Fortunately, you don’t just have […] Read more
What is a VPN

July 12, 2021

What is a VPN and Why Should You be Using One?
The term VPN is an acronym for “virtual private network.” But what is a VPN? Simply put, they are a security tool businesses and individuals can use to protect their information online. This is especially important in the age of hacking, where a skilled cybercriminal may be able to steal your personal and financial information […] Read more
Encryption

May 27, 2021

What is Encryption and How Does it Power Your VPN?
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a digital tool that keeps users private and anonymous online. The market for them includes a wide variety of VPNs, many of which offer different features. Despite the range of features, their core function always remains the same; to encrypt the activity of their users. But what exactly […] Read more
zero-day exploit

May 25, 2021

What is a Zero-Day Exploit and Can You Protect Yourself From Them?
Have you ever given much thought to how your digital devices work? How does your phone send text messages; how does your laptop create documents? How does your fitness tracker count your steps, and how does your doorbell recognize when someone you know has come for a visit? Of course, there’s a complex answer to […] Read more
Keyloggers

May 20, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Avoiding Keyloggers
Very few of us navigate the web with mouse clicks only. Instead, we must rely on our keyboards as well. They help us use search engines, visit new websites, access our accounts, and keep in touch with our loved ones. But what happens when the private things we type become visible to someone else? This […] Read more
Bloatware

May 18, 2021

The Privacy Problem Posed by Bloatware
Who doesn’t love buying a new piece of tech? It’s always exciting to get the box home, open up the packaging (the satisfaction of that plastic peel, am I right?), and power the device on. And then you find that half the storage on it is taken up by pre-installed software you don’t even want […] Read more
Synthetic identity theft

May 13, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Synthetic Identity Theft
Identity theft isn’t a new concept. Everyone knows that a criminal, in possession of the right data, can take over anyone’s identity and wreak havoc on their lives. What you might not know is that there are multiple types of identity theft. The traditional definition involves a criminal stealing and selling a person’s information on […] Read more
Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack

May 11, 2021

Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack: What You Should Know
Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, Colonial Pipeline delivers almost half of the fuel consumed on America’s East Coast. Last week, it was hit with a cyber attack, halting some operations and raising fears about economic damage and spikes in fuel prices. Although pipeline officials have stated that the outage of their services are proactive and temporary, […] Read more
CAPTCHAs

May 6, 2021

What the Heck are CAPTCHAs and How Do They Work?
Are you a robot? Some days, the internet sure seems to think so, and it acts accordingly by making you prove your humanity. We’ve all come across the seemingly silly tests asking us to select any picture with a stop sign in it, or having us check a box with an implied pinky promise that […] Read more
Data Brokers

May 4, 2021

Data Brokers: How They Put Your Privacy at Risk
Hundreds of businesses around the world rely on consumer data for decision-making. Customer demographics and psychographics can help with the development of pricing strategies, marketing campaigns, and product development. However, collecting all of that information can be time-consuming and expensive, and may even require specialized skills. Instead of gathering it themselves, many businesses instead buy […] Read more