Testing your web browser for cryptojacking

Cryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining is the covert use of your computer's Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing unit (GPU) to mine for cryptocurrency. With the rise of cryptocurrency, cryptojacking has become very popular and many websites employ the use of scripts to use your…

How to permanently delete files in Windows with Cipher

When you delete a file in Windows, all it really does, is delete an entry in the master file table that tells the computer where the actual file is stored.  Without permanently deleting it, the file could potentially be recovered at a later date. Cipher…

Cyberstalking: Definition, Laws, and How to Stay Safe

Cyberstalking is a serious crime with scary statistics. Most people are victimized for an average of two years, which can have serious consequences on your emotional and mental health. Despite cyberstalking affecting nearly 2.5 million Americans each year, it is not discussed as often as…

Changing Your DNS Settings on Windows 10

If you’ve never changed your DNS address, you’re probably still using the one given to you by your ISP. It’s really easy to change the DNS server and by doing so, you can enhance the privacy and security (and speed, to some extent) of your…

How to Unblock Wikipedia

Whether you’re writing a school essay or looking for a piece of information online, Wikipedia can be a helpful resource. The English Wikipedia has over 5 million educational articles, which makes Wikipedia a popular website among students. And while Wikipedia offers immense learning power, it…

How to Know if You’re Being Tracked on the Internet

You just spoke to your family about how you need a new juicer. When you go online, you see ads for juicers everywhere. And you didn’t even search for a juicer online! Somehow, your conversations are being tracked to show you relevant ads. This is…