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Secure Email

How to: Use Email and Protect Your Privacy

Email… not secure, not elegant, and not going anywhere. Make your peace with it! I am sure that by now you have heard about at least one person whose email account has been hijacked, hacked or whose emails have fallen into the wrong hands. But enough with the scare mongering… If you want to learn…

Tor Onion Knife

Everything You Must Know About Tor

What is Tor? Tor, short for The Onion Router, is a free service designed to allow people to browse the web anonymously, and to evade all known methods of surveillance. Tor’s purpose is to allow individuals and organizations to view and exchange information across the Internet without compromising their privacy or anonymity. Information transmitted using…

VPN Service Tunnel

What is a VPN and Why Use It?

With thousands of VPN services to choose from, each promising to keep your data secure, each advertising similar technical  features, how can any sane person make a rational choice? Fortunately, it is easier than you might think. Read on… What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private computer network constructed within…

Protect Your Privacy With 10 Easy Offline Steps

Protect Your Privacy With 10 Easy Offline Steps

Chances when you are reading this online, hopefully over your morning coffee or a good glass of wine while relaxing. I write about privacy a lot, but as many people I usually mean online, while the majority of life actually still happens offline, the Matrix none withstanding. Even the best online security measures aren’t good…

Securing Your Google Drive

Google Drive Opening Back Door Into Your Gmail Account?

Using Google Drive to store and synchronize your files between devices is generally a good idea (if you encrypt your personal data that is). The problem lies in using Google’s desktop client, both on Mac and Windows, because it includes a “Visit Google Drive on the web” link automatically logging you into your Google Account.…

Security PIN

PIN Security – How to Protect Yourself From Easy Hacking

Is your PIN (Personal Identification Number) as good as it can be? There is a slight problem with “personal” in Personal Identification Number, the rarely mention fact that you and probably thousands of others share the same number. Coincidence? Not so, with 4 numbers to choose from there are only 10,000 possibilities. Considering the millions…

CNET – Subscriber Beware!

Being alert is a big part of protecting your privacy. I was just about to setup a profile in CNET when I found this little jewel (see picture!). There is nothing wrong with asking a subscriber to agree to terms and conditions, but what about signing them up to receive a newsletter in the same statement? Creepy…