VPNs are vulnerable to what is called a “port fail” according to Perfect Privacy, which can expose users’ IP addresses. The VPN provider published a blog post last week, which detailed the vulnerability in VPNs that use port forwarding and are based on protocols like OpenVPN, IPSec, or PPTP.
China Telecom customers in Shanghai are experiencing several issues in accessing foreign websites, which the telco says is due to a lack of bandwidth. The Shanghai Telecom brand said that the blocks are not “politically sensitive” or imposed by China’s Great Firewall, which censors a vast array of western sites.
Google has blacklisted over 11,000 WordPress based websites that were infected by a Russian malware named SoakSoak, which redirects users to shady links that download harmful payloads to their systems.
Anonabox, the controversial project that raised over $600,000 on Kickstarter, has made a return – this time on Indiegogo. The project was suspended from Kickstarter in the midst of the questions regarding the originality of the device. The Anonabox project was removed from Kickstarter after industry experts found that the device was not custom made Read More
Some websites and online streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and others contain regionally restricted (or geo-restricted) content. As a result, the content that they provide is only available for viewing and/or downloading by users who live within their permitted locations. Smart DNS is a service that allows users to access multiple services from Read More
The Iranian government has announced in a report that of the 23.5 million youth using the web in the country, 69.3 percent of them are relying on circumvention tools such as VPNs and proxies that provide access to the global web. The study has been publicized just a day after President Hassan Rouhani said existing Read More
McAfee (owned by Intel) will extend its partnership with Siemens to provide further security offerings to industrial customers, with a view to providing more robust security measures for The Internet of Things. The two companies first teamed up in 2011. Many companies lack the right security measures, says McAfee, without the necessary resources to protect Read More
There is no denying that Windows XP is still viewed as the best operating system for most Windows users. This can be chopped down to the high security, customization options, or just the basic look and feel that it offers. In the view of many, possibly the majority, it may be an older operating system Read More
According to a blog released this week by Sucuri Security, WordPress is the newest target of a massive botnet that was designed to exploit the XML-RPC response on the popular blogging platform. Best we can tell the botnet was targeting a relatively unknown WordPress blog, however the actual name of the site itself was not Read More
The Washington Post is reporting that Google will begin the process of encrypting all search data on their servers over the next few months, launching the extra layer of protection completely free of charge to anyone and everyone who uses the site for their daily inquiries and random inquisitions. The company has openly stated the Read More