Another web hosting giant was hit by fire when a city-wide power disruption started in their area. LA-based web hosting provider, WebNX experienced fire at their Utah data center as announced last April 5, 2021. The incident started with a power disruption in Ogden, Utah which automatically switched on WebNX’s backup generators, as is often […]
More than 200 Million Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail Passwords Being Sold
If you have a Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail account, you need to change your password, now. According to multiple sources, Russian hackers have a database containing in excess of 200 million username/password combinations for the aforementioned service. And it’s for sale. Millions of Victims The Russian hackers behind the login details theft didn’t just take […]
Do You Leak Information while Torrenting? Find Out Here!
VPNs can go a long way toward protecting your privacy, but configuring them, even with a client, can be complex. Do it wrong and you might end up leaking your IP address when you’re torrenting. Depending upon what you’re torrenting, that could be a bad thing. Because of this, we figured it’d be worth our […]
Checking Out European SERPs with a VPN
Whether you agree with the spirit of it or not, the EU now has a policy that requires search engines to remove certain types of information at the request of users. This is part of their Right to Be Forgotten law and, if you live in the EU, it’s unavoidable. Google is considered to be […]
Install HTTPS Everywhere and Protect Your Privacy
While we obviously like VPNs around here, there are other ways to protect your privacy. One of the most popular right now is HTTPS, which more and more sites have been implementing as a way to protect their visitors. HTTPS encrypts data. That used to make it too demanding for most sites to implement. Today’s […]
Why Bother with a VPN on a Mobile Device?
We have a whole section on VPNs for mobile devices, but why would you need one? After all, if you’re on your 4G connection, it’s already secure, so isn’t a VPN just adding an unnecessary complication, not to mention the extra money a VPN will cost you? Using a VPN on your mobile device, it […]
Anonymity: Sweeping Up Your Trail of Breadcrumbs
Every time you log onto the Internet, you leave evidence of who you are, where you went and what you downloaded. The way that Ross Ulbricht of the Silk Road got busted provides a good lesson in how you can keep yourself safer online. Connections Are Not Hard to Make When a well-known, illegal site […]
Cross-Device Tracker Uses Inaudible Tones
Marketers are using inaudible tones to track user activity across multiple devices. To make it worse, as of now, there’s nothing you can do about it, and you can’t opt out. Frightening and Invasive SilverPush, a San Francisco-based company, sells technology to advertisers that uses ultrasonic tones to track user activity across smartphones, smart TVs, […]
Best VPNs for Political Activists and Journalists
For most people, a VPN is a way to enhance their privacy, to get some protection from cybercriminals and, perhaps, to access parts of the Internet that might be blocked in their nation. For political activists and journalists in some nations, however, a working VPN could very well be a matter of life and death. […]
Top 6 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Privacy (VPN) Deals
Certain events of the last year served only to drive home this fact: In order to insure that your privacy is respected by the US, (and other,) governments, you must take the steps to necessary to protect yourself.
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