Security

What’s The Difference Between A VPN And A Proxy

What’s The Difference Between A VPN And A Proxy

Online privacy is gaining more attention than ever before, with users turning to a variety of tools and services to protect themselves online (via Security Magazine). Edward Snowden shocked the world in 2013, The Guardian notes, when he disclosed the extent of governments' mass surveillance programs, many of which were used on their own citizens. Consumers have become warier of Big Tech and, in particular, how Big Tech profits off of its users' data.

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No, there wasn’t an iCloud Private Relay bug in iOS 15.2

No, there wasn’t an iCloud Private Relay bug in iOS 15.2

Apple has always painted itself as a champion of user privacy, going above and beyond to provide features that protect its customers from prying eyes. It has become both popular and unpopular for its hard stance on encrypting its iPhones, but those protections don't apply to the data that goes out of the phone and over the Internet. That is what Apple's new iCloud Private Relay was made for, but it seems that it has been causing some confusion, leading people to blame either an iOS 15.2 bug or T-Mobile.

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Never Use Your Default Wi-Fi Password. Here’s Why

Never Use Your Default Wi-Fi Password. Here’s Why

When your internet company sets up your Wi-Fi for the first time, they usually give you a Wi-Fi password and ask you to memorize it. This password lets you access the internet, which is beamed to your devices by the wireless router placed inside your home. But what if we told you there is another password that you need to worry about, and that not changing it could pose a potential security risk to you and your computer?

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Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

DIY home security company Abode is entering "a new era," releasing a wireless video doorbell and full-color smart bulbs that make it easier than ever for people to take advantage of smart home technology. The company has unveiled two new products at CES 2022, the Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs.

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This new Arlo security system makes securing your home a DIY affair

This new Arlo security system makes securing your home a DIY affair

Arlo has just announced the release of a new DIY home security system, consisting of an all-in-one multi-sensor and a security hub with a built-in keypad. The system has already been recognized with a 2022 CES Innovation Award. According to the brand, its new tool provides users with an improved, easy-to-use, comprehensive approach to home security.

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Why You Should Always Enable 2-Factor Authentication

Why You Should Always Enable 2-Factor Authentication

You've no doubt heard about two-factor authentication at some point in the relatively recent past, but if you're like many consumers, there's a good chance you haven't actually used it yet. If that's the case, it's time to learn about what, exactly, two-factor authentication is, how it works, and why it is very important that you use it.

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LastPass says an error, not hackers, triggered some security alerts

LastPass says an error, not hackers, triggered some security alerts

LastPass, the service that secures your individual account passwords behind a single master password, was the subject of new security concerns this week as users reported unusual activity warnings. The company initially described the warnings as likely resulting from credential-stuffing activity but has since clarified that a system error may have caused some of the alerts.

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How to Lock Apps On Your Android Device

How to Lock Apps On Your Android Device

Many people use smartphones and tablets as their primary devices, meaning they often contain apps with sensitive data. These can include, for example, banking and investment apps, photo apps with private galleries, and more. Locking apps is a good way to keep others from accessing this content when you let them use your devices, but the exact process depends on which devices you have.

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Comcast’s new video doorbell is made for Xfinity Home customers

Comcast’s new video doorbell is made for Xfinity Home customers

Comcast has launched its own video doorbell product, but it is designed for the company's Xfinity customers. Assuming you're part of that group, the new Xfinity Video Doorbell offers many of the features found on competing products, including access to a video feed from your front door whenever you need it.

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How To Better Protect Your Privacy In Safari

How To Better Protect Your Privacy In Safari

Apple's Safari web browser is one of the most popular options available and ships as the default browser on Macs, iPhones, and iPads. In keeping with Apple's stated belief that privacy is a fundamental human right, Safari does a good job of protecting user privacy out-of-the-box.

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Google claims hijacked Pixel phones weren’t their fault

Google claims hijacked Pixel phones weren’t their fault

Nothing is probably more frightening than discovering how the personal and sensitive photos you have protected on your phone have been put up on the Internet for everyone to see. It's even more disheartening when that incident may have been part of what should be a trusted system between a customer and a renowned company. That was the nightmare that at least two Pixel phone owners were living in for the past few days, but Google is officially saying that it was not caused by Google employees or authorized repair technicians.

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Why You Should Use a VPN On Your Phone

Why You Should Use a VPN On Your Phone

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are an important part of modern computer security. While VPNs have been widely used for decades, the rise of remote work has brought them into the spotlight for many users and raised questions about where and on what devices they should be used.

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