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Test Drive These Five Great VPNs On FileHippo
We’ve got a fantastic range of VPNs on FileHippo – here’s just a few. In the current climate of record-setting numbers of data breaches and attacks on your privacy, it’s pretty hard to justify not using a VPN. A virtual private network not only helps secure your data and... Read more
Google Sued For Allegedly Tracking Phones Regardless Of Privacy Settings 
Google is being sued for tracking mobile devices even when users have asked them not to. The Lawsuit alleges that Google is illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even if they think their privacy settings have been set to prevent it. The plaintiff’s... Read more
Teen Pleads Guilty In Apple Hacking Case
Kids these days, right? A little juvenile mischief used to involve shoplifting a pack of gum or spray painting your name on a bridge outside of town. Now, it involves hacking into the world’s first trillion-dollar company, Apple, over the course of about one year. An unnamed Australian teenager–his... Read more
Tech Support Scammers Use Optimization Tools
New report by Symantec shows tech support scammers have been using call optimization software. When you run a business of any size–but especially a small operation with limited funding and a team that has to work hard while wearing many hats–it’s vital that you take advantage of cost effective... Read more
‘Foreshadow’: Yet Another Security Flaw Found In Intel Chips 
A new security flaw in Intel processors has been discovered by researchers that could allow hackers to steal data from the company’s ‘secure’ virtual vaults in Intel chips. ‘Foreshadow’ is the third similar flaw of significance found to have affected Intel designed chips in 2018. “If used for malicious purposes, this class of vulnerability has the potential to improperly infer data values from multiple... Read more
AVG Secure VPN Review: Simple And Effective VPN That Does The Job 
We take a deeper look at one of our best VPNs of 2018. Anyone who has used some sort of antivirus or Internet Security product in the last 15 years will have heard of AVG. In fact, AVG has been one of the consistently excellent names in the antivirus and security game since... Read more
Pentagon Bans Military Personnel From Using GPS Tracking Apps 
The US Department of Defense has issued new orders to all of its branches that immediately begins restricting soldiers’ use of GPS tracking apps in places it deems to be sensitive or dangerous.  While the new orders stop short of a total ban on the use of GPS enabled devices in... Read more
How To Improve Your Cyber Security In 5 Simple Steps
Using a quality antivirus, strong passwords, and a VPN for internet connections, with regular software updates and data backups, improves your cyber security. In previous instalments of this series, we discussed the basics of computer viruses and other forms of malicious software, and considered the basic principles and practices... Read more
Surf Freely, Anonymously And Securely With Avira Phantom VPN | Ad
You need a VPN, and Avira’s here to help. This might be going out on the proverbial limb, but if you’re not using a VPN for most of your internet activity, you might be taking your (digital) life in your hands. A VPN, or virtual private network, acts like... Read more
Reddit Breach Exposes Logins, Public And Private Posts
If you receive an emailed daily digest of content from Reddit, you might want to head over and take a peek in your account. Specifically, you’ll want to change your password, change that password if you’ve used it on any other sites, and oh yeah, make sure you haven’t... Read more
Why Regular Software Updates Are So Important
To increase your system’s stability, fix performance problems, and improve security, an automated and regular software update is a wise decision. A regular software update routine doesn’t just ensure your applications and operating system have all the latest bells and whistles. A good software update can improve the overall... Read more
Another Amazon S3 Exposure Compromised Voter Records
This isn’t a good time to be accused of tampering with voters’ personal information, but that hasn’t stopped yet another “person who should know better” from leaving their Amazon S3 server exposed and unprotected. This time, the villain is one of those companies that dials your phone number against... Read more
Which Is The Best Antivirus For Mac?
Even Macs need security.  While Apple Mac viruses and malware may not make the news as much as their Windows brethren, they exist, and their numbers are on the rise. Just like with Windows PCs however, there are any number of options out there to choose from. But what is... Read more
Norton Security Review: Excellent Protection From Malware At A Great Price 
The Norton Security lineup of antivirus programs offers some of the best malware protection around.  And that’s the good news. Norton Security malware protection is still as excellent as it’s ever been and there’s a bunch of discounts through July and August this year (up to 70% off in some cases) so there’s never been a better... Read more
What Is Cyber Security?
Understand the essence of cyber security and the issues facing digital, internet and mobile users. What is cyber security, and what kinds of security threats and implications face personal and business users of the internet and digital realm? These questions often confuse and occasionally overwhelm, as we’re bombarded on an... Read more
Hackers Patience Nets Almost $1m In Cyber Russian Bank Raid 
MoneyTakers, the infamous hacking group gained access to the bank funds through a single, outdated router. News has emerged that a professional cyber hacker group managed to steal almost $US 1,000,000 from a Russian bank earlier this month after the thieves gained access to the financial institution’s internal networks by using a router that had not been updated... Read more
Cryptowallet Counterfeits Steal Consumers’ Coins
With the hype, effort, and energy that constantly swirl around cryptocurrency, it’s no wonder that a wide variety of scams have surfaced along with it. Thanks to tactics like hoaxes, cryptojacking, and outright theft of coins, investors have more work to do than ever to ensure that they’re actually... Read more
The Best Of The Best Antivirus Software
Don’t scrimp on security – These are the best top-of-the-range antivirus software bundles you can buy in 2018. In the kind of tech environment we live in, it’s almost unthinkable to willfully leave your network and computers vulnerable to a cyberattack. Experts report that 89% of all emails sent... Read more