Tracy Knauer

Proxy.sh Anonymous VPN: A Review

Proxy.sh is one of the most feature-rich VPN services. It’s also extremely BitTorrent-friendly and makes an emphatic promise not to log user data. It supports all the major operating systems for desktop and mobile. Pricing is competitive but a little confusing, so you should pay close attention to which features come with which plans. These …

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Encryption 101: Which Encryption Type is Most Secure?

Apple’s recent revelation about a U.S. government order to create a “backdoor” for undermining iPhone encryption will leave lots of people wondering which encryption methods are reliable. Here’s a quick run-down of which encryption algorithms to trust, and which ones are flawed. First, you should understand that there are three basic ways that encryption can …

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Smart TV Privacy: How to Disable TV Data Collection

You knew that websites can track you. But did you know your smart TV is probably doing the same thing? Most modern TVs are designed to monitor what you watch and report that information to companies. Fortunately, you can protect your privacy while watching TV. Here’s how to disable monitoring software on smart TVs. The …

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New Encryption Attack Can Steal Android and iOS Data

The newest threat to data privacy on mobile devices enables attackers to break the encryption keys of data stored on Android phones and tablets and iPhones. That’s according to recently published academic research. As the Register reports, the attack involves using a probe to collect a phone or tablet’s electromagnetic emissions while it is encrypting …

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How to Check Websites for HTTPS and SSL Privacy Problems

Recently, a string of attacks against SSL encryption have undercut HTTPS privacy on the Internet. Want to know if the sites you use frequently are vulnerable to these hacks? Here’s an easy way to find out. HTTPS encryption is a great way to make your online activity more private, but only if it actually works. …

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Amazon Will Add Disk Encryption to Fire OS Tablets Again

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 …

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Mouse Movements Could Identify Tor Users’ Real IP Address

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 …

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