Tag: Malware

What does incognito mode actually protect against?

What doesn’t incognito mode protect against?

Among many other techniques, websites can use cookies to track your browsing history, which may also reveal your online habits. Beyond the use of cookies,...
Use a VPN for safer browsing on HTTP websites.

Who can see your data when you visit a non-encrypted HTTP site?

Websites that use HTTPS (indicated by the green lock in the browser bar) encrypt all data between your browser and the website’s server. Nobody...
ExpressVPN secure server connection

How ExpressVPN apps confirm they’re talking to ExpressVPN servers

When you connect to a VPN, have you ever wondered if you’re connecting to a genuine VPN server? What if a third party---like a...
web-savvy grandma

Silver Surfer security tips: Stay safe online through your golden years

The internet is a relatively young tool, and popular perception is that most of its users are similarly youthful. After all, social media is...
Facebook quizzes invade your privacy

Can Facebook quizzes really tell you the name of your future spouse?

Of course they can't, that’s absurd. But preposterous quiz titles such as these litter our Facebook walls, almost constantly. Respite is usually only in the...
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5 best security apps for Android in 2018

Look at the person on your right. Now look at the person on your left. Chances are, two of you are using an Android...
browser-cookies

How to stop advertisers from tracking your browsing habits

The primary ways of de-anonymizing users on the internet is through the use of cookies and personal information. Web sites can load a cookie onto...
flash-router

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,...
phishing

Internet hacks: Phishing and spearphishing explained

Phishing, pronounced fishing, is a social engineering technique designed to steal passwords, credit card details, and other sensitive information. The ultimate goal is to...

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