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…

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…

How to Manage and Protect Your Cloud Data

The use of cloud storage is growing at a very significant rate. Cloud storage is predicted to be the most widely used option by 2020 due to many factors including accessibility and affordability. With cloud storage, users can access data stored in the cloud from…

Why Do You Need a VPN for VoIP

A VoIP VPN secures your video and voice calls by encrypting them, saves you money, and gives you the freedom to communicate from anywhere in the world. What is VoIP?Voice over Internet Protocol (also called VoIP or voice over IP) is a technology that delivers…

What is Tor? A Beginner’s Guide

When you use the Internet, your data can be collected by the websites you visit, ISPs, governments, advertisers, intruders, and more. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to protect your data is to use Tor. But, what is Tor, what does Tor do, and…

What is Doxing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Almost all of us are guilty of oversharing on the internet to some degree. Between geo-marked photos, statuses containing personal details about our lives, and Facebook’s “check in” feature, it is now easier than ever to share your life with your friends and family. Unfortunately,…