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How To Run a VPN & Ad-Blocker On a Router

Why Run A VPN On Your Router? Using a VPN at the router level makes a lot of sense. It is a convenient way to make all your network connections private and encrypted. Every device that connects to your network will be able to access the VPN — there is no need to install a …

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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.

How North Korea’s “Red Star OS” Implements Censorship

Security researchers have revealed new details about the censorship features in North Korea’s homegrown operating system, Red Star OS, which monitors the files people store on their computer and traces them back to their source. Red Star OS is an operating developed by the North Korean government for use by the country’s citizens. It is …

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Tor Unveils Hardened Browser for Extra Security

The Tor project recently released the first version of its “hardened” Tor browser package. This release comes with extra security features designed to provide more privacy and protection against attacks. The Tor browser is a special Web browser package that makes it easy to connect to the Tor network. It is designed to be portable …

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Using Eraser to Delete Private Data Completely from Old Disks

Keeping your data private while online is one thing, but how do you protect data on old computers or disks after they’re no longer in use? Eraser, an open source data destruction tool, provides a solution. Contrary to popular belief, “deleting” files from your computer doesn’t make them go away forever. In most cases, file …

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Report: Lenovo Computers Secretly Monitor User Behavior in Windows

Lenovo computers are a bad choice if you’re worried about protecting your privacy, especially as the Windows 10 era dawns. That’s according to a report that Lenovo computers come preinstalled with software that uploads data about user behavior to the company. The discovery was reported by Michael Horowitz, who noted that his Lenovo machine runs …

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Verisign Offers Free Public DNS Service with Privacy Promise

Verisign, the Internet security and domain registration company, has become the newest organization to offer a free public DNS service, called Verisign Public DNS, which it says will ensure users’ privacy online. The service, which was announced this fall, provides better security and more reliability than the default DNS services that most people get through …

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