How to Use Encryption Effectively on Android Phones

by Tracy Knauer •

Android phones and tablets have come with built-in encryption support for several years. Since the Android Lollipop release in 2014 encryption has even been turned on by default. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your Android personal data is secure. There are additional steps you should take to prevent access to your data in case your device is stolen. Here’s what …

VPN Traffic Can Be Decrypted through Juniper Bug

by Tracy Knauer •

Juniper Networks, a popular provider of network firewalls, has disclosed a bug in its software that could have allowed third parties to decrypt VPN traffic. The bug, which Juniper reported on Dec. 17, involves networking hardware devices running the company’s ScreenOS. These are the type of devices used in major datacenters or by ISPs to route and control network traffic. …

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Mobile Companies Still Track Users with Location Services Disabled

by Tracy Knauer •

Most people think that turning off location services on iOS or Android phones will prevent tracking of their location. It doesn’t. Here’s how companies and hackers can still track you. Virtually all modern mobile phones provide settings that let users turn off location services. On Android, you can disable the location reporting and location history features. iPhones offer a similar …

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eBlocker Promises Plug-and-Play Ad Blocking, Anonymity and Tor

by Tracy Knauer •

eBlocker, a new anti-tracking device that offers online anonymity, ad blocking, Tor support and more, is due to hit the market in the coming months. Here’s an overview of what eBlocker does and how it compares to similar products. According to the eBlocker developers, the device aims to differentiate itself from other privacy solutions through easy installation and comprehensive privacy …