Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

According to CNET, examples of documents that have been found readily available via WeWork’s WiFi network include lots of personal identification records, account usernames and passwords, and more.This is important even on more public WiFi networks such as at private offices or in private homes.

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Amazon's new eero mesh Wi-Fi system collects your data and you shouldn't buy it

Enable the eero Alexa skill to pause WiFi for specific profiles when screen time is over, you want the family to gather for dinner, or to find connected devices like phones—all with just your voice," says Amazon.

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

The hack works even when images and videos in a private Instagram story expire or are deleted.

Ad Industry Slams Texas Privacy Proposal

Ad Industry Slams Texas Privacy Proposal

by Wendy Davis @wendyndavis, Yesterday The ad industry is weighing in against a new privacy proposal in Texas that would require companies to obtain consumers' opt-in consent before drawing on data about them, including information used for ad targeting.

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Sivan Rauscher, co-founder and CEO of the Israeli-based B2B startup SAM Seamless Network, said in a telephone interview, that hackers target IoT devices because they are easy to hack: As more of our daily lives become more connected and dependent on the web, the sheer number of devices and endpoints in your home makes likely it likely that some of these attacks will succeed.

Facebook admits storing unencrypted user passwords on its server, says issue fixed

Facebook admits storing unencrypted user passwords on its server, says issue fixed

Brian Krebs of security news website cited an unnamed Facebook source as saying the internal investigation had so far indicated that as many as 600 million users of the social network had account passwords stored in plain text files searchable by more than 20,000 employees.

Mark Zuckerberg discovers privacy

Mark Zuckerberg discovers privacy

Milking Facebook’s stewardship of WhatsApp for all it’s worth, Zuckerberg was intentional about pitching his new centralized yet private future for Facebook around the model of the encrypted messaging app, a platform so antithetical to Facebook’s broad mission that its founders left in disgust after cashing their checks.

Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens

Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens

In patent speak, this is “Associating received contact information with user profiles stored by a social networking system.” Here’s how Facebook describes the process of figuring out everyone you’ve ever met.

The Beginner’s Guide to VPN Port Forwarding

The Beginner’s Guide to VPN Port Forwarding

As you might already know, you need an IP address to connect to the internet. To be able to access another computer on the internet, a device will need to connect to the router and use the router’s routable IP address.

LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

Now LinkedIn confirms to TechCrunch that “This is a new setting that gives our members even more control of their email address on LinkedIn. If you take a look at the setting titled ‘Who can download your email’, you’ll see we’ve added a more detailed setting that defaults to the strongest privacy option.

Computer Security Education

Computer Security Education

There are few options available that are truly "free" (open-source), affordable, and provide suitable processing power to run "secure" operating systems like Qubes-Whonix, because specific hardware requirements like VT-d and VT-x are necessary for compatibility with future software releases.

Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN

Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN

This article focuses on a VPN router that likely has hardware acceleration enabled (the Asus RT-AC86U 2018), and tests various configurations to make sure that the feature is working.

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times.