Are You Being Leveraged By an Illegal Botnet?

by Adam Gill July 5, 2016

Criminal botnets are one of the very sad and scary aspects of our Internet. Just as our communities have their typical criminal elements, our Internet has these robot networks that serve online criminal gangs. Illegal botnets are usually set up to help cybercriminals access financial information that they can use to steal from users, but […]

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Swedish File Sharers Need VPNs in Response to Police Crackdowns

by Adam Gill July 5, 2016

The Swedish Post and Telecoms Authority began an effort late last month to stop peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing in the country. With the help of the local police force, they plan to punish P2P file sharers. At least one ISP has denied the authorities’ requests for subscriber data, but the case may go to court. […]

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Are You Being Leveraged By an Illegal Botnet?

by Adam Gill June 30, 2016

Criminal botnets are one of the very sad and scary aspects of our Internet. Just as our communities have their typical criminal elements, our Internet has these robot networks that serve online criminal gangs. Illegal botnets are usually set up to help cybercriminals access financial information that they can use to steal from users, but […]

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A Truly Private and Secure Android Phone?

by Adam Gill June 30, 2016

The tech buzz in early May surrounded the UnaPhone Zenith, purported to be the first truly private Android phone. Phone manufacturer Elephone is working with Tutanoa, a secure webmail provider, to produce this smartphone that puts privacy first. We wanted to check it out, so here is our take on what should be a truly […]

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Can We Stop Mass Spying?

by Adam Gill June 30, 2016

In the April 28 edition of top VPN IPVanish’s Secure Sessions, CTO Josh Gagliardi spoke with Real Clear Radio Hour host and Forbes and Huffington Post contributor Bill Frezza. They talked about encryption and technology legislation for mass government surveillance efforts.

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Stay Connected While in China

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

Internet access just keeps getting worse in China, and many who travel there for business or pleasure can get so frustrated with it. Business travelers need to stay connected to ensure the proper flow of information to and from their contacts, both in China and at their base of operations. They also need to be […]

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UK Close to Outlawing Encryption

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

We remember the ironic decision of the UK to draft their own bill regarding encryption backdoors in November last year, around the same time that the US decided not to push through with their anti-encryption legislation. The Investigatory Powers Bill passed its second reading in parliament a few months ago, and then the House of […]

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Android Gets Critical Update

by Adam Gill June 24, 2016

This month, the Android operating system got a major update from Google. This batch of patches includes a bunch of fixes for several serious bugs. This is great news for the security community since Android is the most popular mobile OS by far. But not every Android user is going to get the fixes.

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VPN Brings Fresh Online Gaming Experience

by Adam Gill June 16, 2016

In this age of online multiplayer gaming, we have endless opportunities to play with and against other gamers from just about anywhere in the world. And we can enjoy new and expansive virtual realities at any hour of the day or night. But as awesome as the online gaming experience has become, the dangers have […]

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FCC Working but Curbed by GOP

by Adam Gill June 6, 2016

The FCC faces a lot of challenges in trying to reel in ISPs, such as the Republican Party proposals for a rate regulation ban and low-income program cuts. But the Commission is trying at least to move on ISP surveillance. Senior Editor at IDG News Grant Gross shared his views on the FCC’s proposal to […]

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