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VPN Usage is Increasing, Study Shows

VPN Usage is Increasing, Study Shows

According to a recent survey, the use of VPN services in the United States and the United Kingdom has skyrocketed. The numbers show that VPN services have indeed become a mainstream product in today’s times. The survey was performed by Wombat Security to figure out if the recent Investigatory Powers... Read More »

Security Researchers Warn of a New Email Exploit Dubbed ‘Ropemaker’

Security Researchers Warn of a New Email Exploit Dubbed ‘Ropemaker’

Researchers from Mimecast, a security company based in the U.K., have uncovered an exploitable vector for launching email attacks. This email exploit is based on the dependence of HTML-emails on CSS for design and on the ability to load remote CSS scripts for the email. Such a situation opens up... Read More »

Hotspot Shield VPN Allegedly Violating Users’ Internet Privacy

Hotspot Shield VPN Allegedly Violating Users’ Internet Privacy

VPNs are presumed to be the holy grail of internet privacy, but recent accusations against Hotspot Shield bring back every netizen’s worst fear—nothing can truly protect you online. This has compelled users worldwide to do a background check on their VPN providers. It’s a well-known fact that numerous companies that... Read More »

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Shut Down After it Created its Own Language

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Shut Down After it Created its Own Language

A recent rebellion within Facebook’s artificial intelligence chatbots was not the first time human-created technology has come back to haunt those who developed it. This case immediately brings to mind the Terminator analogy. But the latest incident could be a precursor to how artificial intelligence is to be used and... Read More »

Beware! New Phishing Technique Targets Facebook Users

Beware! New Phishing Technique Targets Facebook Users

The latest phishing trend narrows its target to Facebook users, through a process called URL padding. Security experts note that the hacking technique specifically aims to infiltrate mobile phones using the social network. This particular phishing practice involves making deceptive links look like legitimate ones. Users then click the link... Read More »

Groups Call for Strong Encryption to Protect Online Privacy

Groups Call for Strong Encryption to Protect Online Privacy

A recent ministerial meeting between officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—a surveillance partnership known as “Five Eyes”—has inspired a strong call for the preservation of encryption as a means to safeguard internet security. In an open letter drafted by a total of 83... Read More »

Internet Security Experts Warn Users about New “Snap Maps” Feature

Internet Security Experts Warn Users about New “Snap Maps” Feature

Internet security is the name of the game right now with increasing cyber attacks occurring all over the world. However, malicious programs and viruses aren’t only worry-inducing factors to be wary about. With the dawn of the internet came the age of apps. Social media platforms like Facebook and Snapchat... Read More »

App to Prevent Voice Hacking Uses Smartphone Compass

App to Prevent Voice Hacking Uses Smartphone Compass

It has now been established that mobile phones and other handheld devices have already overtaken conventional PCs as the medium for accessing the internet. That straightaway pits these millions of devices, smartphones or tablets open to internet security threats of all kinds. What is more critical is that many smartphone... Read More »

Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Vulnerable to NTFS Bug

Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Vulnerable to NTFS Bug

A new NTFS bug has caused Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktops to slow down performance and even crash. Those who are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs should be aware of this new vulnerability, which is an unusual bug. However, desktops that run on Windows... Read More »

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

The President of the United States recently signed an executive order to improve cybersecurity measures inside the country. The order included items to review the cybersecurity of federal companies and to improve critical infrastructure. Initially, President Donald Trump was supposed to have signed the executive order soon after his inauguration... Read More »