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Tor May Not ‘Stink’ as Much as We Thought

According to newly released documents from the Snowden archive published by Der Spiegel Monday morning, it turns out the anonymization mesh network Tor may not be as hard to crack as we were originally led to believe. You’ll remember that back in July of this year, we went into detail about a PowerPoint presentation lifted Read More

Webcam-ready Spawn of Zeus Chthonic Hits 150 Worldwide

The newest version of Zeus has just hit the scenes, and now it’s after your webcam, so says fresh research from the boys down at Kaspersky Lab. The malware, known as Chthonic, weasels its way onto machines running Windows XP, 7, and 8.1, and hooks into software designed to handle the permissions for your webcam Read More

Best Encrypted VPN

The US government uses the 256-bit AES encryption technology to secure its sensitive data. That probably also explains why more and more VPN service providers now offer this kind of encryption. But how necessary is it? Photo: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock The 128-bit encryption technology has not yet been breached by a brute force attack Read More


Best Taiwan VPN

The Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan conducted a survey and found that in 2011, 81.8 percent of Taiwanese households had Internet access. The constitution of Taiwan provides freedom of press and speech, and the political system also allows complete freedom to its citizens. There have been no official restrictions on Internet surfing or government Read More


WhatsApp to Encrypt All Messages by Default

This week, the makers of the Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp announced they would be switching on a new system which will encrypt the content of their customers communications automatically from here on out. Affecting a wide swath of its 600 million users, the move will be one of the greatest leaps towards mobile communication security Read More


The Promise of Privacy: Secure Messaging in 2014 Part 1

With mass surveillance and NSA leaks abound and the latest controversy surrounding Whisper, the veracity and safety of secure or anonymous messaging apps has been called into question. It begs the question of what is out there for the consumer. If you like communicating with your friends and colleagues through messaging, you might want to Read More


Best Panama VPN

It is true that transparency legislation exists in Panama; however, the country does not provide unrestricted access to public information. And in cases that involve corruption, government officials have almost always shown a tendency to hide information. The media have also encountered censorship and harassment from private sector companies. In one such instance, several trucks Read More


Best Luxembourg VPN

The 2008 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Luxembourg at the 15th position among 157 nations in freedom and openness. The top three positions were acquired by Hong Kong, Singapore, and Ireland. Luxembourg does not impose many restrictions on online content. However, this does not mean that users are safe from the threat of hacking. Anyone Read More

Golden Frog Releases Encrypted Messaging App Cyphr

Golden Frog, the company known for creating VyprVPN, has introduced a new encrypted messaging app, Cyphr for iOS and Android devices. It’s free and can encrypt all your messages to make them private and confidential. Right now Cyphr only supports Android and iOS devices. However, the company is working on the Web and desktop apps, Read More

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Best Greece VPN

Millions of Greeks access the Internet on a regular basis. They love to consume online content. In fact, there are numerous TV, news, and sports websites catering to the Greek audience. It is true that the Greek government does not censor the Internet; however, there are still several valid reasons to access the Internet through Read More

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Best Guatemala VPN

Guatemala is mainly known for its ecological and biological diversity. This Central American country is dependent on agriculture, tourism, exports, and mining. Internet access in the country is still limited. There are several reasons for an average Guatemalan to use VPN services. It is true that the constitution of Guatemala guarantees free speech; however, some Read More

Another 97,000 Accounts Leaked from Mozilla Dev

In yet another blow to Mozilla’s credibility in the security company, the company has announced that just under 100,000 users could be affected by a leak in their bug tracking software (known as Bugzilla), which exposed their email addresses and passwords over the course of the past three months. Early testers of the new software Read More


Backing Up Torrent Files Could Terminate Your Account

Zoolz, the online storage and cloud service company, has recently terminated a customer’s account for storing .torrent files on his system. The company offers services for home and business users and promises a ‘zero knowledge’ policy. However, the termination is seen by many as a hypocritical move. Owned and run by Genie9, Zoolz was created Read More

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Best Finland VPN

With the growing cases of cyber-attacks, the Internet needs to be a more secure place. However, many common web services still cannot provide 100 percent privacy or security. Finland has become one of the largest Internet societies in the world. Over 90 percent of the Finnish population has access to the Internet as the Finnish Read More


Best France VPN

A good VPN for users in France should provide security, unlimited bandwidth, multiple IP addresses, and seamless connectivity. You can enjoy a lot of benefits by surfing the Internet over a VPN connection. Advantages Of Using A VPN There are several advantages to using a VPN. It offers protection from cyber criminals as all data Read More


Signal, the iPhone’s First Encrypted Voice Caller

Open source security company Open WhisperSystems unveiled its new app Signal, a free encryption service for the Apple iPhone that is also compatible with its older Android app RedPhone. The service promises “free, worldwide, encrypted voice calls” through its new application. Open WhisperSystems is an encrypted communication and storage service specifically targeted toward mobile devices. It Read More

New Android Malware Covers Every Base You Can Think Of… and Then Some

According to an analyst report published recently by the security experts over at Symantec, a new trojan is wreaking havoc on Android. Dubbed the “Swiss Army knife” of mobile malware, the bug has proven itself to be a worthy competitor to the all-time greats of Android malware stretching back through the past few years of Read More

Boxee.TV Loses 158,000 User Accounts in Latest Breach

Yesterday the forums announced they had experienced an unauthorized breach, resulting in the loss of information for just over 158,000 user accounts. Sometime around the latter half of last week an 800mb file went up on the open net, containing close to a quarter of a million user credentials. Some were full, others partial, Read More

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