SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Malware believed to be linked to Russia has been targeting Wi-Fi routers around the world. The FBI is urging people to take immediate action by resetting their routers.But in a partnership with Consumer Reports, 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney says that's just the first step towards protecting your online privacy and security. The malware has infected … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports: Protect your router from Russia-linked malware
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Going online is full of risks, from data and identity thieves to government snoops and content restrictions. It’s especially risky if you enjoy torrenting or other peer-to-peer sharing. So for all these reasons and more, connecting via VPN is a must.Ivacy VPN is a trustworthy virtual private network service, and an official partner with the National Cyber Security … [Read more...] about Protect your online activity and stay anonymous with this powerful VPN.
Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the fault was an "unlikely" series of inadvertent vocal cues that triggered the speaker, caused it to begin recording and then led it to interpret subsequent conversation as a … [Read more...] about After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy
Barbara Ortutay and Anick Jesdanun AP Technology Writers Published 1:42 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 New York – Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family’s private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the fault was an “unlikely” series of … [Read more...] about After Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy
The internet has become more than just a fun tool and is now considered a necessity the same way electricity and indoor plumbing are. You can do without it, but you don't want to and your life will be a good bit more difficult. It's also filled with sites and scripts that are designed to harvest as much as your information as possible through malware. A Chromebook is more … [Read more...] about Best Chrome extensions to protect your online privacy and security
GOT a weird 'Protecting Your Information' pop-up at the top of your Facebook feed? You're not alone – all two billion Facebook users will have got one. Here's a snap of the two different notifications you can get – we'll reveal what each one means, and why it's bad news if you got the one on the right: Facebook 'Protecting Your Information' notification explained If … [Read more...] about New Facebook notification explained – why you’ve got a ‘Protecting Your Information’ pop-up at the top of your News Feed
The epic WannaCry cyber attack this past week, which took hundreds of thousands of computers hostage in more than 150 countries, is the biggest hacking incident in history.It should be a real wake-up call about digital security for government agencies, corporations to small businesses, universities, hospital systems and consumers — yes, plain old people like you and me. … [Read more...] about Truly serious about protecting your identity? Then take these steps
There are so many reasons why you'd want to securely browse the internet anonymously in 2018; whether you don't like how advertisers and marketers track your every search and click online, you hate dealing with geo-locked content, or you're bothered by the idea of your ISP or government snooping on you. The obvious solution is to get yourself a VPN subscription, but those can … [Read more...] about Keep your browsing private and secure for as low as $23!
Life on the internet means feeling stress about having your data or identity stolen. That’s why signing on with a virtual private network (VPN) is key for online peace of mind. So where do you start? ZenMate is a worry-free way to protect your online life, eliminate restrictions and stay anonymous. With strong encryption, you can safely use your passwords and … [Read more...] about Protect your online privacy and peace of mind with one powerful VPN.