If you’re reading this, you probably know about China’s complicated relationship with the internet. Heavy censorship, hundreds of blocked websites, and severely limited access to Western online services. This is what you can expect during your stay in a country with one of the worst internet freedom scores in the world. A VPN (virtual private...
The Netflix proxy error (officially called Netflix Error M7111-5059) shows up in very specific situations. And it’s always a disappointing experience to see this message on the screen. When trying to access the best of Netflix with a VPN, you may end up with a “proxy detected” message on a black background instead of the...
Small and medium businesses generally do not think about cyber security, and if they do, they don’t think it will happen to them. According to a KPMG study that surveyed 1,000 small companies in the UK, 51% said that they do not believe a cyber breach will happen to them. Yet, 60% of the companies...
When Russia blocked the popular messaging app Telegram on April 16th, internet search queries for the term “vpn” surged dramatically, increasing by more than 230%. VPNs have also seen a spike in sales, with top VPN providers reporting a threefold increase in conversion rates. This shows that Russians are not only searching for information on...
Hacking the Hacker by Roger A. Grimes introduces you to top ethical hackers and what they do in the cybersecurity world. Each chapter includes a different profile and an explanation of the technology used. We sat down with Roger A. Grimes, a computer guru who was hired to hack companies to test their cybersecurity, to talk about his...
It seems China’s Firewall is no match for U.S. President Donald Trump. While visiting China on an 11-day trip across Asia, Trump managed to tweet a thanks to President Xi. The social media platform – which Trump uses daily – is banned in China. Other social media platforms – like Facebook, Gmail, and WhatsApp –...
This year’s FIFA World Cup came with many surprises, but the game that we all want to watch is finally here: the final match. After Croatia’s win against England on Wednesday, France will take on Croatia on Sunday, July 15 at 18:00 Moscow Time. Whether you’re rooting for Croatia to win it’s first ever World...
Back in 2014, Adam Shostack – a program manager and security developer for Microsoft – published a book on threat modeling. His book, which is available in Kindle and paperback, explains how to optimize network security for software developers, security managers, and security professionals.   We sat down with him to talk about his book...
1. Peter Turner Senior Vice President of Consumer Security at Avast SecureLine As the Senior VP of Consumer Security at Avast SecureLine, Peter Turner’s responsibilities couldn’t be more important. Turner ensures that Avast products protect their hundreds of millions of users daily. Considering Avast’s popular name, this is no small feat. We thank Peter Turner...
OperaVPN just announced that the Android and iOS apps are shutting down on April 30th. While the free browser with the built-in VPN is still working, mobile devices will no longer support the beloved app. If you paid for OperaVPN, you can claim a year’s subscription to SurfEasy. This is because Opera bought SurfEasy back...