Author: Chris Stobing

“Impossible” to Ban Encryption Globally, Harvard Study Shows

This week, a new Harvard study released to the public concluded that banning encryption in the United States could lead to catastrophic economic consequences on home soil. The purpose of the study, entitled “A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products,” was to attempt to catalog the entire library of encryption products that are available in the Read More

How To Improve VPN Speed and Performance

A lot of people love the idea of using a VPN to protect their privacy online, but actually sticking to it is a whole other job entirely. Although they’re great for keeping your identity under wraps while browsing notoriously data-hungry sits like Google and Facebook, most VPNs are also a burden on internet connections. They Read More

How to Set Up a VPN for Streaming

Often, one of the most asked about features when setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is “what can I stream with it?”. As Netflix claims it will begin the process of cracking down on VPNs for streaming purposes, we at VPN Creative thought this was a better time than ever to publish the quintessential Read More

How to Get Started With Your First VPN

In the world of virtual private networks, things can get a bit confusing. With terminology flying around like “proxy”, “SSH”, and “tunneling”, how do you know what you need to get started with your very first VPN connection? Well, fear not fellow privacy warrior, because here at VPN Creative we’re going to give you everything Read More

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New Android Malware Turns Security Features Against Itself

Symantec has discovered a new line of Android malware infections that turn the operating system’s own services against itself. “Android.Spywaller” poses as a legitimate Google Service designed to protect users via firewall to attack a user’s phone, rooting it from the inside out and installing a number of standard tracking packages including keyloggers and screen-grabbers.

Over Half of Android Phones Vulnerable to Hack

Hearing that an Android device is vulnerable to attack is certainly nothing new by this point. Year over year since its release we’ve been bombarded with news and stories about how Android is leaving mobile phones vulnerable to one deviant exploit or another, but now a new discovery from Palo Alto Networks may officially trump Read More

1 Billion Affected by Data Breaches in 2014, Says IBM

Over a billion people were affected by data breaches in 2014, an all-time high, according to a blog post from IBM’s X-Force threat detection network. “If the year 2014 felt to you like a never-ending roller coaster ride of thrills and excitement within the world of internet security, you wouldn’t be the only one,” wrote Read More

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