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iPhone privacy features.

6 features we actually want on our iPhones

New phones are exciting. They bring new features, make existing features more powerful and get us excited about spending half a month’s wage for...
What does net neutrality mean?

Net neutrality is important, and we need to fight for it

Net neutrality (before 2003, described as common carrier concept) is an important principle of internet regulation. Despite being regarded as a cornerstone of successful...
Women tech activists.

9 women tech activists to follow on Twitter

Hi! I wanted to share my favorite women tech activists to follow on Twitter. These women all work to keep the internet open and our...
OPSEC is an important part of secure communications

What is OPSEC and why do you need it?

Keeping your communications secure is one of the most difficult challenges. No matter if you’re talking about business secrets, communicating with your lawyer, or...

Why websites should sprinkle salt on their hashes to protect your passwords

Despite their shortcomings, passwords are still the de-facto standard for authentication on the web. ExpressVPN has already written about the benefits of creating secure passwords...
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Can my router catch a virus?

A router works like a small computer and runs customized software designed for a particular purpose. Routers have operating systems, often a graphical interface,...
proxy-vpn-HTTPS

What is a transparent proxy?

A transparent proxy (also called inline proxy, intercepting proxy, or forced proxy) is a server that sits between your computer and the Internet and...
botnet-worm

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 motivated. It is more common...
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Ask Lexie! How to fix a hacked MacBook

Last Updated: Hi, I’m Lexie, and I work for ExpressVPN’s security team. ExpressVPN receives lots of emails and comments from users and readers about our...

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