Amazon Will Add Disk Encryption to Fire OS Tablets Again

by Tracy Knauer •

Amazon has decided that mobile device data should be kept private after all. This week, the company announced that it has changed course and will re-implement full device disk encryption for Fire OS tablets. As we noted a few days ago, Amazon recently removed full disk encryption features from its Fire OS operating system, which is used on Kindle tablets. …

Mouse Movements Could Identify Tor Users’ Real IP Address

by Tracy Knauer •

The latest threat to Tor, the online anonymity tool, is simple but serious: Mouse movements may be used to identify users online. Tor is designed to hide your identity on the Internet by making it impossible for websites, or people eavesdropping on network traffic, to determine your true IP address. It does a pretty good job of that by routing …


How to Secure Wireless Routers for Data Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

A poorly secured home wireless network is one of the easiest ways for an attacker to steal private data. Here are tips for understanding how to keep your wifi secure and private, including which wifi encryption methods are best. If you think that simply enabling security features on your wireless router means people can’t steal your personal information, think again. …


Five Privacy Challenges Posed by the Internet of Things (IoT)

by Tracy Knauer •

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to make life more convenient in many ways. For the privacy-conscious, however, IoT devices also present all manner of new challenges. Here’s an overview of the five main ways in which IoT adoption will create new privacy threats. For now, IoT devices have yet to see massive adoption. Some Internet-connected appliances and sensor …