The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) warned about threat actors using search engine ads to spread malware and redirect users to phishing websites. According to the FBI’s public service announcement, attackers purchased search engine ads impersonating a legitimate business or service. The ad...
New research enables users to search for information without revealing their queries, based on a method that is 30 times faster than comparable prior techniques. Searching the internet can reveal information a user would rather keep private. For instance, when someone looks up medical symptoms onlin...
Best practices for public sector organisations to avoid and quickly recover from cyber and ransomware attacks In its 2022 annual review, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) advised that over the past 12 months, businesses and organisations in the UK reported hundreds of cyber incidents, many...
Cybersecurity is a complex and fluid issue facing every industry today. Increasing physical and digital security events requires a new approach to investing in the teams and resources needed to address this ever-changing landscape. We need more professionals from diverse backgrounds to fill cyberse...
The Tor Browser is the only way to access onion sites. While it can anonymize your browsing too, it's slower than VPNs, so we don't recommend it unless you need to visit an onion site. If you’ve been looking into the different ways to browse anonymously, two terms will come up regularly: VPNs and ...
This is just one step in a series created to help people improve their online security regardless of their technical knowledge. For more information, see our complete Simple Online Security series. When you search for information online, it tends to leave breadcrumbs that can lead back to you. Thi...
We'll show you how to access the deep web safely and anonymously using Tor. Don't charge blindly into the abyss. Take these precautions to protect yourself! Google only indexes a tiny fraction of the internet. By some estimates, the web contains 500 times more content than what Google returns in sea...
VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network, and it is a cybersecurity technology used for securing enterprise assets across various networks. VPNs encrypt the connection between a device and the internet through a secure tunnel so that every information transferred between devices is kept private...
qBittorrent is one of the most popular torrenting clients, and it comes packed with built-in search abilities. Here's how to use them. Many modern BitTorrent clients come with a search function. In many cases, this functionality is semi-hidden, like in qBittorrent, which we'll use for this guide. Or...
An artificial intelligence program called natural language processing may help researchers more efficiently analyze online privacy documents to ultimately study ways to make the web safer. IMAGE: THOMAS LEFEBVRE/UNSPLASH UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A search engine that uses artificial intelligence (AI...
These services help you safeguard your identity, finances, and personal data En español | As consumer fraud has surged in both quantity and variety, so have products and services to help protect you from scams. Some are free and come from government agencies, nonprofits, or large corporations; othe...
Cyberattacks are performed by malicious actors with various intentions, though the tools and methods they use are often the same A cyberattack is an assault on any computer or network, almost always launched from another computer or network. There are a lot of ways malicious actors can launch a cybe...
In the technology world, one of the major talking points centers on the challenges regarding consumer data privacy. There is no coherent approach, however, and many people have strong, and differing, opinions about privacy.The consumer privacy debate pervades most things businesses and consumers do ...
By now, you’re probably familiar with common advice surrounding online passwords. Don’t use a sequence of numbers. Don’t use your name. Don’t reuse the same password for all of your accounts. And yet, despite the stress on such tips by experts year after year, most people ignore them. Some 8...
This may form part of the social media guidelines currently underway by the IT Ministry and could be out soon. Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok may have to scramble for developing an account identity-verification option to check "fake news, malicious ...
The largest-ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different...
Facebook allows search engines like Google to index your profile and publicly available information. But if you don’t want people to be able to look up your social profile outside of Facebook, you can choose to delist it. Here’s how. First, head over to Facebook’s website using your Windows ...
We all probably did a lot more online shopping this year during the pandemic than ever before. After online shopping, you will notice that pop-up ads are constant, and continue to pop up even if you continue to “x” them out. Or you might check the weather, and find that the site you access knows...
DuckDuckGo’s Daniel Davis discusses the privacy-focused search engine’s future in the market INTERVIEW DuckDuckGo’s journey started as an idea in the mind of Gabriel Weinberg, who found poor search results and high levels of spam a daily annoyance when he was browsing the web. The first itera...
Bestselling author and cybersecurity awareness specialist. It's a digital world, and we all love the convenience. But can we honestly say we're being as safe as possible when exploring our favorite websites? Some of you may even be thinking that it's no big deal because you've been using the interne...
Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine—Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and othe...
Before I became a reporter at NPR, I worked for a few years at tech companies. One of the companies was in the marketing technology business — the industry that's devoted in part to tracking people and merging their information, so they can be advertised to more effectively. That tracking happens ...
The new standard, called Global Privacy Control, will let you activate a browser setting to keep your data from being sold. A group of tech companies, publishers, and activist groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, and DuckDuckGo are backing a new standard to let internet user...
 These days everyone is spending more time online. Whether working from home or spending nearly every working hour in front of a computer screen, the internet has become an indispensable part of our social and professional lives. Hackers, scammers, and cybercriminals lurk everywhere. They are the ...
Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference. It's easy to feel that personal privacy is a dead issue. Once you go onlin...
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