VPN: Why you should hide your IP address on cnet Best VPN services The CNET VPN Directory lists many of the most popular VPN Services available. Read More You've heard the advice before: Whether you're in the office or on the road, a VPN is one of the best ways to protect yourself on the internet. But how effective are VPNs? What's the best one for you? What are the downsides? Our executive guide aims to answer all your VPN-related questions -- including a few you probably haven't thought about before.What is a VPN? VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. The purpose of a VPN is to provide you with security and privacy as you communicate over the internet.Read also: Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies Here's the problem with the internet: It's inherently insecure. When the internet was first designed, the priority was to be able to send packets (chunks of data) as reliably as possible. Networking across the country and the … [Read more...] about VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet
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Google Play Protect, the service that Google uses to scan apps installed on users' phones, is more powerful than previously thought, Google revealed today. More security news IoT security and Linux: Why IncludeOS thinks it has the edge Google needs to break up its all-or-nothing approach to permissions Cloudflare launches Android and iOS apps for its 184.108.40.206 service Deserialization issues also affect Ruby, not just Java, PHP, and .NET "Play Protect analyzes every app that it can find on the internet," the company said in a blog post that detailed how it uses machine learning to detect malicious apps.This is a new revelation into how Google Play Protect works. Google launched this service in May 2017, as a replacement for the old Verify Apps system.According to promotional material released at the time, such as the video above, Google Play Protect was embedded inside the Google Play Store app included with all authorized Android handsets.When users installed or updated an app, … [Read more...] about Google Play Protect analyzes every Android app that it can find on the internet
While researchers are looking forward, hackers are going back to their roots to create new attacks from the ashes of old ones -- with a few modern, minor tweaks. More security news Edge computing: the cyber security risks you must consider Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox, and Safari to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in 2020 Around 62 percent of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks A mysterious grey-hat is patching people's outdated MikroTik routers The cybersecurity arena is in constant flux with an ongoing battle taking place between security vendors and researchers, threat actors, and state-sponsored groups.Security advisories and vulnerability disclosures are valuable to vendors, IT staff, and cybersecurity teams alike. Forewarned is forearmed, and keeping up-to-date on the latest threats and attacks taking place -- such as in the case of the ongoing Magecart campaign -- can give organizations the opportunity to review their security infrastructures … [Read more...] about This is how government spyware StrongPity uses security researchers’ work against them
Google has come under fire for its ties to China recently. The situation has the potential to get a lot worse now that Google is offering a Chinese security product to those who need protection the most. More security news Troll-killing internet software Trollteq arrives Telegram starts to play nice with security agencies over user data, but not in Russia Defense Distributed now sells 3D gun blueprints online, 'pay what you want' Meet the malware which hijacks your browser and redirects you to fake pages Earlier this month, the tech giant was criticised after reports emerged of its secret project to develop a Google search engine version catering to China's censorship regime. As reported by The Intercept, a team of Google engineers is working on a version of the search engine in an app which restricts content banned by Beijing by pulling blacklists on web content directly from China's Great Firewall censorship network. Dubbed Dragonfly, the custom search … [Read more...] about Why is Google selling potentially compromised Chinese security keys?
On a sidewalk in a northwestern Sydney suburb, there's a box. A pale green box. It stands 4 feet tall.Inside the box? The internet.Known as a "street cabinet" or "node," this box contains the equipment needed to deliver internet access to hundreds of homes and businesses in the area.On March 7, an out-of-control Suzuki Swift slammed into the node, squashing it beneath the chassis. The 18-year-old driver walked away uninjured, but the car ripped the box's cement foundation from the sidewalk. The incident disabled internet access to 280 residents for approximately 48 hours. Just two weeks later, on March 22, another car skidded off the road and took out the node. This time, the box separated from its cement base, cables stretching to their limit. Local internet services were again crippled for 48 hours.This humble box in Kellyville, Sydney, may be the unluckiest node in the world, but its misfortune reaches far beyond this tranquil suburb. This is Australia's internet problem … [Read more...] about The green box that represents everything wrong with Australia’s internet