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...
IPVanish is a great VPN to use for encrypting your data, browsing the web anonymously, and streaming media. But, downloading the software – although simple – can be daunting at first. To make it easier for you, we break down the steps and take you through the installation process. With our tutorial, you’ll be using...
Cybersecurity threats are growing every day, and not a day passes when there isn’t a story about some kind of breach or data theft in the news. Those of us who own or manage small and medium businesses know that cybersecurity is crucial and that we should be paying close attention to these issues. The...
vpnMentor has teamed up with cybersecurity firm ClearSky to release this report. Following the protests that broke out in December 2017, the Iranian government cracked down on internet usage and blocked popular social media sites like Twitter and Telegram. In response, many Iranians began to use to VPNs in order to bypass these restrictions and...
In 2018, we tested 3 popular VPNs: Hotspot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate with accredited researchers to find if the VPNs could leak data. While we hoped to find zero leaks, we regretfully found that all of them leak sensitive data. On the positive side, after we contacted the VPN vendors, we saw that two were fast...
Censorship is not new  Censorship is not a new occurrence, neither is it an idea that is specific to the World Wide Web. Information that is counter to the religious or political ideals of a community or country, or is seen as a threat to security, has been removed from the public sphere throughout history....
Are you still using Facebook? Do you feel like you can still trust the social media giant, despite all the data leaks that have occurred in the past few months? Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard about the Cambridge Analytica – Facebook scandal. To recap the situation, in 2014, 270,000...
Kyoohyung Han is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematical Science at the Seoul National University in Korea. He recently gave a presentation at EuroCrypt 2018 titled Homomorphic Lower Digit Removal and Improved FHE Bootstrapping. He was generous enough to give me a few minutes of his time and talk a little more about...
Thyla van der Merwe received a BCom in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics, a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has a graduate MSc in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London as a FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholar. Prior to starting at Royal...
Here at vpnMentor, we commissioned a report to test the security and privacy of three wearables in the health and fitness sectors. Digitsole Warm Insoles, Modius Headband and Ivy Health Kids Thermometer were all found to be collecting and exposing personal information, putting their users’ privacy at risk. In the case of Digitsole and Modius, hackers...