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Q: Does it matter what VPN I use?

Q: DOES IT MATTER WHAT VPN I USE? A: It is a critical decision which you use. The reason one uses a VPN is the privacy of one’s internet communications and activities. Choosing the wrong one could expose all of this to the VPN provider, and then to others who will pay for the info. In […]

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Q: Someone is trying to hack into my account. I’m getting Google notifications all day long. What can I do?

Q: SOMEONE IS TRYING TO HACK INTO MY ACCOUNT. I’M GETTING GOOGLE NOTIFICATIONS ALL DAY LONG. WHAT CAN I DO? A: First, any password can be broken, garnered, or stolen. It’s just a matter how determined the criminal is and what resources are available to them. US-CERT (one of the primary groups designated to figure this […]

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Q: How do you make your Facebook profile hack-proof?

Q: HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE HACK-PROOF? A: It’s really quite simple – and Facebook provides all of the tools to do so in under 30 minutes. Just log in to Facebook, and head on over to Log into Facebook | Facebook. The most important issues are: Strong password. US-CERT (one of the two Federal […]

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Q: Why do some VPN providers request that you disable the firewall to use VPN?

Q: WHY DO SOME VPN PROVIDERS REQUEST THAT YOU DISABLE THE FIREWALL TO USE VPN? HOW SAFE IS IT TO DISABLE THE FIREWALL WHILE ON VPN? A: To be blunt, because they have either improperly developed their software, or there is some shady business going on. Your Firewall is a first-line defense for cybersecurity. Do not […]

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Q: What are the possible security risks when implementing file synchronization?

Q: WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SECURITY RISKS WHEN IMPLEMENTING FILE SYNCHRONIZATION? A: In addition to all of the security risks present for any mobile device, computer, and server, there are a few other issues to be watchful of: All data must be encrypted during transfer. All data must be encrypted at rest (in storage). Devices […]

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RIP AOL IM. Time To Rethink Communications

RIP AOL IM. TIME TO RETHINK COMMUNICATIONS AOL announced today they are putting AOL Instant Messenger to rest on December 15, 2017. AOL IM had a great 20-year run. Although it started the genre, it never worked at keeping current with technology. Now that Verizon has acquired AOL/Yahoo, it is no longer seen as a viable […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Month Celebration

THE PRACTICAL PARANOID CELEBRATES CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH Our good friends at the Department of Homeland Security have declared October to be Cyber Security Awareness Month. In celebration of the festive occasion, TPP is offering 40% discount off all Practical Paranoia Security Essentials (PPSE) Live! book versions through October. For four years PPSE books have been the #1 best-selling, easiest, most comprehensive guides for […]

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Q: What Should I Do With My Hacked Gmail Account?

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY HACKED GMAIL ACCOUNT? A: Change your password to a strong password (minimum 15 characters). Do not use this password for anything else. Enable Google 2-Factor Authentication. Done. All information that has been harvested from your account is water under the bridge. You may need to do some damage […]

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Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Update: Encrypt Documents for Cross-Platform Use With Zip

PRACTICAL PARANOIA MACOS 10.13 UPDATE: ENCRYPT FOLDERS AND FILES FOR CROSS-PLATFORM USE WITH ZIP Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials has just released an update to chapter 17 Documents. The updated section is Encrypt Folders and Files for Cross-Platform Use With Zip. macOS and Mac OS X have long included the ability to compress, archive, and encrypt […]

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Q: Can anyone spy on my phone by knowing my IP or my Gmail?

Q: CAN ANYONE SPY ON MY PHONE BY KNOWING MY IP OR GMAIL? A: Simple answer: No. Original post: https://www.quora.com/Can-anyone-spy-on-my-phone-by-knowing-my-IP-or-my-Gmail/answer/Marc-Mintz-4

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