You’re never fully safe from malware. It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting for streams, downloading files, or just browsing. There’s always a risk of catching a virus or falling for a cleverly disguised ad. That may not be pleasant to think about – but there is a solution. Virtual private networks (VPNs) encrypt your connection and hide...
Online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment. Supporting a global industry that is predicted to top $200 billion by the end of the decade, there is no shortage of analysis, comment and discussion to be found on the latest threats and how they can...
A three days long hackathon on the subject of anonymity on the web at Bar Ilan University has exposed breaches in the encryption mechanism of the search engine that boast using the slogan “The search engine that doesn’t track you”. The vpnMentor team cover exclusively the hackathon and accompanied the teams from day one up...
If you’re planning a trip to China, whether short or long, you need to include buying a local SIM card in your plans. A local SIM will allow you to use your mobile device in China and, if you know the best way to use the card, keep your activity private. You’ll be able to...
Netflix AU has announced its fresh new releases for the month of December! Click here to see the full list 2018 is almost over and here we find ourselves again in the last month of the year – Christmas, New Year, celebrations over celebrations. While in other parts of the world people enjoy this festive...
China blocks thousands of websites (more than 8,000 websites to date) using its notorious filtering system, “The Great Firewall”. The reason for China’s aggressive take on the Internet is to allegedly protect its citizens from outside influence and “harmful information”. For this reason, netizens from other parts of the world who travel to China for...
There’s little doubt that the internet has transformed the modern world as we know it, and mostly in a positive way. From the ability to access information from anywhere we like, to instantaneous global communication, the worldwide web has helped to shape a more connected world where ideas, culture and commerce flow freely. But, like...
Our team of security researchers was researching dating apps client-side security, and one of the main focus targets was Tinder. After initial reconnaissance steps were done, a Tinder domain with multiple client-side security issues was found – meaning hackers could have access to users’ profiles and details. Immediately after finding these vulnerabilities, we contacted Tinder...
As you browse the web, your browsing activities may be monitored and aggregated by third-party agents with or without your consent. The phenomenon is known as browser or online tracking, in which websites and advertisers team up to gather your browsing data in order to build up a detailed profile of your interests for commercial...
ProtonVPN has a special 2-year deal that you can only reach through its dashboard after you sign up with the provider. The 2-year deal was originally a Black Friday promotion, but just a few weeks ago, it was reinstated for existing users. ProtonVPN hasn’t promoted the deal or spread any news about it. Luckily, our...