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Using Firefox’s Reader View To Remove Web Clutter

The Firefox browser has a useful feature called “Reader View” which strips away clutter like buttons, ads and background images. It also adjusts the page’s text size, contrast and layout for better readability. You can find the Reader View button here: Here is an article from Reuters as it appears in Page View Mode: There is also a Firefox extension …

A Field Guide To Malware In 2016

Malware is used for a wide variety purposes from sleazy business practices to blatant crime. Discussions of malware often mix up the technology of malware and their uses. You will see below that the same technology can be used to direct ads to you that normally you would not see, or steal your credentials to your online banking account. It’s …

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Malware: The State Of The Threat In 2016

Most malware is acquired when users visit questionable web sites (e.g. adult sites) or when they click on questionable email (e.g. free offers or fake invoices). MS Windows is by far the most vulnerable operating system — but malware exists for Apple OS X and Linux also. You can significantly reduce your risk of a malware attack by keeping your OS, web browser and applications updated diligently.

VPN News and Updates

ExpressVPN has released a client for Linux! Under my tests, it appears to be a reliable application. It runs via the terminal, and allows you to choose switch VPN locations. NordVPN has added 11 new servers. This company has a stringent no-logs policy, great speeds and reliable service. It is based in Panama. See our full review. PandaPow has released …

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A Guide To Avoiding Ransomware (Part 1)

Ransomware is malicious software that allows a hacker to access an individual or company computer, encrypt your data resident on it and then demand some form of payment to decrypt it. This lets hackers hold your data hostage – and hence the term “ransom”. Victims can regain access to their files only by paying the ransom, or by restoring from a backup that was hopefully not on a network that was accessible to the compromised computer.

UsenetBucket Now Accepts WebMoney, Alipay, UnionPay & Dotpay

UsenetBucket is a Usenet provider from Netherlands that is sourced from XSNews (an independent Usenet feed). The service has integrated 70 new payment methods — to better support international customers. You can use these payment methods by selecting “Other local payment methods” during the order process. You’ll be redirected to the payment page and the local payment methods for you …