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Not So Hot, or Surprising – Hotspot Shield Suffers Security Vulnerability

Earlier this week, ZDNet broke news of a security vulnerability in AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield free VPN service. A security researcher discovered an “an information disclosure bug” which leaked user data and allowed users of the VPN service to be identified. The leaked data…

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Skype Introducing Encryption with Private Conversations

The long-awaited feature of end-to-end encryption is finally arriving to Skype’s communication platform. The company announced the aptly named feature, Private Conversations, is currently in its testing stages, but will soon cover the audio calls, text and multimedia messages of all users. Signal,…

There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi Without Protection. Ever.

The Internet is abuzz with news of the latest Internet vulnerability, this time in a ubiquitous place – Wi-Fi Networks. While we already knew just how insecure Wi-Fi networks were, this latest discovery is raising alarm bells for a great deal of people….

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: October 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! This annual campaign takes place in the United States, and 2017 marks the event’s 14th year. NCSAM is sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org, and is supported by the US government. The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance…

Top 5 Scariest Revelations From the Latest WikiLeaks Report

WikiLeaks shocked the nation once again this past Tuesday by releasing thousands of documents to the American public, describing ‘secret’ operations performed by the CIA that are used to hack into computers, mobile devices, and much more. This latest reveal, dubbed ‘Vault 7’,…

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2016. This year, the debates over privacy and security continued to rage on with victories and setbacks alike. Encryption By far, the biggest theme of 2016 was encryption – and the…

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What Donald Trump’s Election Could Mean for Privacy and the Internet

Since our founding in 2009, Golden Frog has been fighting for a private and secure, free and open Internet experience for users around the world. With the election of Donald Trump as the next United States President, questions arise around what Internet and…

Dyn DNS provider suffers DDoS.

Massive DDoS Attack Shuts Down Major Websites; Raises Concern Over IoT Vulnerabilities

By now you’ve probably heard about last week’s massive DDoS attack affecting the Dyn DNS provider and their clients. Here’s what happened, and why it’s so concerning. The Basics: What’s a DDoS Attack? DDoS stands for ‘Distributed Denial of Service’ – which is…

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From Built in Austin: Protect Yourself: Tips from 4 Austin Web Warriors on Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Golden Frog’s VP of Sales and Director of Marketing Liz Kintzele was recently interviewed for a Built In Austin article about cyber security. Liz’s responses are below, and you can read the full article here. What does Golden Frog protect against, and from whom?…

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The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is convenient, and oftentimes free. It’s prevalent, too, and is available in many frequently-visited locations around the world. What you need to be aware of is that with these convenient public Wi-Fi networks come great risks! When using these networks, you may…