• Sep 5, 2018
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Networking, Open Source, Privacy, Security,

The Current Status of WireGuard VPNs – Are We There Yet?

In security circles, WireGuard is an exciting proposition. It is a modern, open-source VPN client and server system that is highly streamlined, lean, and easy to review due to its simplicity. Conceptually, this is something we have been seeing a hard push for in both cryptography and security circles. Code needs to be simple, have … Continue reading “The Current Status of WireGuard VPNs – Are We There Yet?”

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  • Aug 29, 2018
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Networking, Privacy, Security,

Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN

One of the most popular privacy uses for a VPN is setting up the service on a VPN router. The router protects the entire network behind it by routing all of the devices through your preferred VPN service by default. There’s a few big advantages to using a VPN router: -For network users, the VPN … Continue reading “Hardware Acceleration is Here for Routers Using OpenVPN”

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Big Telecoms with Questionable Motives are Starting VPN Services

We are in a world where everyone is trying to get a hold of your information. Corporations and governments want to know what you’re buying, what you’re saying, and essentially what you’re thinking. The world is waking up to the Internet’s privacy problem, and an arms race has started between groups trying to harvest your … Continue reading “Big Telecoms with Questionable Motives are Starting VPN Services”

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OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance

OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance One of the biggest mistakes that people make while trying to operate  privately on the internet is giving up their information over side-channels. That is, they break operational security through a misunderstanding of technology or by simply outing themselves behaviorally. This article is intended to give you a list … Continue reading “OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance”

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  • Jul 4, 2018
  • Derek Zimmer
  • BitTorrent, Governments, Privacy, Security,

Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of Surveillance is Falling

Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of Surveillance is Falling If there’s one thing the Internet has taught us over the last 40 years, it is that information is power. The Internet has made and ruined careers, toppled corrupt regimes, made and broken millions of relationships, disrupted entire sectors of economies and created new markets … Continue reading “Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of Surveillance is Falling”

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If You Have a Comcast Xfinity Router, You Need to Install a VPN (Now)

If you lease an Xfinity router from internet service provider (ISP) Comcast, you need to install a VPN as soon as possible. According to security researchers Karan Saini and Ryan Stevenson, the telecom giant, which operates in 40 states as well as the District of Columbia, leaked router login informat through a website designed to … Continue reading “If You Have a Comcast Xfinity Router, You Need to Install a VPN (Now)”

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  • May 9, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Crypto backdoors are in the news again, and as bad for privacy as ever

VPNs are an indispensable part of online life, and they protect many aspects of privacy. But there’s a class of threats that VPNs can’t defend against: crypto backdoors, which allow even the strongest encryption to be bypassed. That’s why it’s important for everyone who cares about their privacy and security to be aware of any … Continue reading “Crypto backdoors are in the news again, and as bad for privacy as ever”

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52% of British Millennials Fail This Digital Hygiene Test (And You Probably Do Too)

They’ve been dubbed the digital generation, but research indicates that millennials’ cybersecurity instincts can often be just as poor as those of their elders. The latest evidence of this trend comes from a new survey conducted in Britain, which — the BBC reports — found that 52 percent of respondents aged 18-25 are using the … Continue reading “52% of British Millennials Fail This Digital Hygiene Test (And You Probably Do Too)”

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ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey

US residents believe that their internet service providers (ISPs) represent a greater threat to their online security than either Facebook or Google. That’s according to a new survey conducted by tech outlet PCMag, which asked respondents to identify the greatest threat to their online privacy. Of the 1,000 individuals who responded to the survey, 25 … Continue reading “ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey”

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