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Use a Personal VPN to Defeat Stalker Application!

Ars Technica recently published an article about an application called Stalker that streamlines the collection of unsecured data from iPhone users. Stalker collects passwords, images, email and any other data that is sent unencrypted and organizes it in an easy-to-read interface.   That’s…

Syrian Facebook Attack Illustrates Vulnerability of Internet Users

According to a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it is believed that the Syrian Telecom Ministry has launched a “man-in-the-middle” attack against the more secure HTTPS version of Facebook. “Man-in-the-middle” attacks allow the attacker to enter into private conversations and interject their…

How Secure Is Your Wi-Fi Network?

Are you taking the right measures to protect your information across Wi-Fi networks? YouGov and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office conducted a poll that found more than 40% of Wi-Fi users do not know how to change their network’s security settings. These settings…

Privacy at Risk: Swedish ISP Responds to Europe’s Data Retention Directive

How far is too far? A current news article brought to light that the European Union’s Data Retention Directive requires Internet, mobile and fixed phone providers to keep customer data for a minimum of six months, and up to two years. The Swedish…

Facebook Responds to Privacy Violations of Tunisian Citizens

The country of Tunisia is in a state of unrest and dissent as millions tune in to follow the anti-government protests. In a recent news story , social media giant Facebook noticed suspicious activity as reports came in regarding the hacking of several…

Even “Techies” Can be Hacked

Free Public Wi-Fi Issues Exposed at Global Conference Concerns about the safety and security of public Wi-Fi came into light at the recent Digital Life Design Conference, an annual global science and technology event. Attendees of the event were granted access to the…

A Free Internet? Twitter Blocked in Tunisia and Egypt

The latest news from Tunisia and Egypt is reminiscent of the government crackdowns on social networking sites from Iran during 2009.  According to an article published this week, Egypt appears to have blocked access to Twitter in response to citizens using social networking…

Firesheep Packet Sniffer: New Threat to Wi-Fi Security

Using a public Wi-Fi network without a VPN just got more dangerous. Firesheep, a new packet-sniffing Firefox add-on, makes it easier than ever for malicious users to take advantage of unsecured wireless networks in cafés, airports and more.  If you’re on an unsecured network,…