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Stand up for strong encryption

Tell the President to “Defend Strong Encryption” and Help Save Crypto

Update – March 18: EFF, the organization behind this petition (along with Access Now and the ACLU), are pushing a new phase of the campaign this week. Save Crypto is asking users to tweet at President Obama directly and ask him to defend strong…

Public Wi-Fi: Think Before You Connect

Public Wi-Fi: Think Before You Connect

There’s been a lot of talk about the dangers of public Wi-Fi lately. From a recent Digital Trends article outlining these dangers, to last week’s report of AT&T using an airport hotspot to serve ads, to Skycure’s recent study on unsecured connections at…

Internet of Things IoT Security

An Inside Job: How the IoT is Changing Home Security

Several articles have come out recently about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the privacy risks associated with it. Most devices on the IoT connect through Wi-Fi, so if your connection isn’t secure neither are those devices. This means things like your smart…

We Cannot Let the FBI Access Our Encrypted Data

We Cannot Let the FBI Access Our Encrypted Data

During US Senate hearings yesterday the FBI and Justice Department continued their push for access to consumers’ encrypted data, citing it as “necessary” for law enforcement efforts.  Specifically, they argued that encryption is a barrier in the hunt for criminals such as pedophiles…

The PCLOB’s New Report on NSA Surveillance is a Disappointment

Earlier this month, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) released its long-awaited report on the National Security Agency’s surveillance of Internet and telephone communications under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.

Be Safe This Summer - Travel Tips from Golden Frog

How to Safely Travel in the Era of Free Wi-Fi

The summer vacation season is underway, and while you may be looking forward to taking a few days off work, the thieves, fraudsters and con artists of the world have no intention of doing so.

Hidden Dangers DNS

The Hidden Dangers of DNS

Our infographic, “The Hidden Dangers of DNS” explains how your DNS requests can be captured and logged by 3rd parties. Learn how you can prevent these breaches of privacy by using VyprDNS, which is built into VyprVPN, and increase your security online.

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From Forbes: Public Hotspots Are a Privacy and Security Minefield: Shield Yourself

An axiom among network security pros is that you should treat public Wi-Fi hotspots like the cyber equivalent of public bathrooms: a convenience we all use, but only with the requisite hygiene. Read the full article: Public Hotspots Are a Privacy and Security…

Golden Frog NOT Part of NSA’s PRISM Project, Offers Solution

There are many definitions for “prism”; the one I like is from the Free Dictionary “a medium that misrepresents whatever is seen through it.” It is therefore interesting that the government would select PRISM as the name for the latest privacy concern to…

Latest Internet Security Threat Report Highlights 2013 Online Security Threats

In April, Symantec released its latest Internet Security Threat Report. The report included cumulative security data from 2012 and provided insight into what can be expected in 2013. There were several major shifts across the Internet security landscape in 2012. The Median Number…