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Internet hacks: Phishing and spearphishing explained

Phishing is a social engineering technique to steal passwords, credit card details, and other information. Learn how to protect yourself.
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What is a transparent proxy?

A transparency proxy is used for censorship and unblocking content. Here's how to detect and bypass a transparency proxy.
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How botnets use you to make money

Robot Networks (Botnets) are almost exclusively created with the purpose of financial gain, though some botnet attacks are politically...
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Ask Lexie! How to fix a hacked MacBook

Hi, I’m Lexie, and I work for ExpressVPN’s security team. ExpressVPN receives lots of emails and comments from users and...
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Do I need antivirus on my computer?

Tl;dr: No, antivirus software no longer reliably protects against malware threats. To understand why, read below about the history...
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What the Panama Leak means for corruption and privacy

Last Sunday (April 3, 2016) the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) released the...
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Internet hacks: Brute-force attacks and how to stop them

A brute-force attack, also called exhaustive key search, is essentially a game of guessing and can be executed against...
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How much can metadata reveal? Just ask John McAfee

Metadata can often reveal more about a file than the actual data. A 2012 manhunt illustrates this point. The...
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The court case that will define technology and privacy for decades

On December 2, 2015, the married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed fourteen people at...
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OnionShare: Secure and anonymous file sharing

Our guide shows you how to install and use OnionShare for secure, anonymous file sharing and chats.

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