Security

Be up to date with the latest threat on the Internet. Find out about various viruses, malicious software, ransomware playing around. Learn tips and guides from the different channels about security.

What Is The Great Firewall Of China And How Does It Work? 

China is infamous for its internet censorship program, widely known as the Great Firewall of China (GFW).   In this article, we look at what the GFW is and how it prevents citizens of mainland China from accessing the free and open internet. What is the great firewall of China? Since 1998, the government of mainland […]
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Flowchart: Which Oscar Movie Should You Watch?


This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced. Start catching up on some of the best movies of the previous year.
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What Is Deep Packet Inspection?

Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a method of examining data packets that pass through a network so that the traffic type can be identified. This information can then be used to block unwanted traffic.  The technique is commonly used in firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other network security systems. Unfortunately, the same analysis techniques used […]
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7 Fastest Ways To Level Up Your Privacy


This Data Privacy Day, take 30 minutes to upgrade your security for a more private online life.
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Where To Stream 2023 Oscar Movies


Find out which 2023 Oscar movies you can stream on HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, and Apple TV+ ahead of the 95th Academy Awards on March 21.
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Video: Should You Use A Free VPN?


Free VPNs usually come with disadvantages, but there are situations where they may suffice for your needs.
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How To Unblock Instagram

A VPN allows you to access Instagram, whether you live in a country where the internet is censored or just want to distract yourself with your favorite influencers’ photos at work.   Instagram is a wildly popular social networking platform that emphasizes sharing photos and videos. It’s owned by Meta, the umbrella company that also owns […]
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Uses Of Blockchain (beyond Finance)


The technology is being used in healthcare, real estate, logistics, and even voting, with the aim of greater security and transparency.
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How To Boost Online Banking Security


Protecting your banking online is a no-brainer. Here are some steps you can take to secure your online banking experience.
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Man-in-the-middle (MITM) Attacks

When you share confidential information face-to-face with others, you’re probably careful not to let others hear — perhaps even whispering so nobody can eavesdrop on your conversation. Taking precautions also applies to the virtual world, especially as...

Does A VPN Protect You From Hackers?

A VPN can help to protect you from hackers on unsecured public WiFi networks. Malicious hackers try to gain unauthorized access to or otherwise disrupt the operation of your computer, smartphone, or any other internet-connected device.  While a virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect your privacy and security online, it’s not […]
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How Do Free VPNs Make Money?

Most “free” VPNs aren’t really free because you pay with your personal data. If you’re looking for a virtual private network (VPN), it’s tempting to go for one of the hundreds of free services on the market. But you pay for most free VPNs with your privacy or security, and the cost can be high. […]
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What Does A VPN Protect You From?

A virtual private network (VPN) is an essential tool for maintaining your privacy when using the internet. It  connects your device to a VPN server, which is run by a VPN provider (such as Proton VPN).  These typically operate many servers located around the world (Proton VPN runs over 1900 VPN exit points in over […]
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Forget The Gym – Start 2023 Right By Getting Your Digital Life In Shape

The welcoming of a new year also welcomes the return of one of the most overused sayings in our shared lexicon: “New Year, New Me!” While there are countless overused resolutions like starting a workout regimen, the new year does provide an opportunity for additional self-improvement that most people never consider – bolstering cybersecurity protections. […]
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Pharming: How To Protect Yourself From Internet Scams

Simply getting yourself something, using banking and government services online, streaming content: Few of us can imagine life without the internet as it allows us to arrange our everyday lives exactly how we want. However, digital progress brings with...

Ultimate Guide To IPhone Security

Your iPhone is a powerful computer that is likely a (if not the) primary way you access the internet. As such, it is vital to ensure your iPhone is secure, and that your privacy is protected. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to “harden” your security settings and improve your privacy when […]
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The Best Way To Protect Your Online Identity


For many Aussies, identity theft was always something that happened to other people. People on TV, usually. But the recent...
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What Is Cross-site Scripting?

If you fail to get your car’s brake pads replaced because you didn’t notice they were worn, you could end up doing far more damage to your car in no time at all. It’s pretty much the same if you fall victim to what’s known as a cross-site scripti...

The Smart Home Security Guide


The smarts behind a smart home come from you. At least when it comes to keeping it more private and...
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Do You Need A VPN On Your IPhone?

Your iPhone is a full-fledged computer that’s almost always connected to the internet and capable of doing almost everything a desktop or laptop PC can do.  Unlike more traditional computers (including Android phones), iPhone users are somewhat restricted in what they can download, thanks to Apple’s “walled garden” ecosystem, which it tightly controls via the […]
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How To Browse Privately On Your Phone


Your phone is likely a daily companion, giving you access to work emails, chats with friends, weather reports, and more...
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Know Your Superpower: Brenda’s McAfee Journey


Our How I Got Here series spotlights the stories of McAfee team members who have successfully grown their careers. Read more about...
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Webcam Hacking: How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

So far and yet so close: For many of us, webcams are now an indispensable piece of hardware on our PCs, laptops, or smartphones. Thanks to them, we can even hold long-distance conversations with others. The hard lockdowns in particular showed once agai...

2022’s Top 5 App Security Tips


Happy National App Day! No, we don’t mean apps of the mozzarella stick and potato skin variety, but your mobile...
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Can You Be Tracked When Using A VPN?

VPNs are useful for many things, and when used properly, can protect you from being tracked in several ways: This means a VPN can prevent you from being tracked online in various ways, but it’s also important to understand the specific situations when a VPN can’t protect you so you can make informed decisions about […]
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