According to an article by Chris Hoffman in the How-To Geek web site: “Chromebooks are great travel companions. They have a lot of advantages over Windows laptops: Their storage is always encrypted by default, they’re inexpensive, and they aren’t vulnerable to many of the problems that affect Windows PCs.” Hoffman also points out the numerous security and privacy concerns with Windows computers. He writes, “…Windows is the only operating system […]
An interesting article by Clifford Colby at: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-you-worry-about-privacy-this-is-the-browser-to-use/. I have been using this browser since it first appeared (and it was buggy back then). Now most of the bugs have been resolved and it is very stable and it is far more private than most of the other web browsers.
If this wasn’t such a stupid story, it would be humorous. Government officials in several countries have recently demanded that all encryption software should contain “back doors” so that that law enforcement officials, government spies, and other government officials can read everything that you and I read or write. That means that local governments would have access and undoubtedly very soon worldwide hackers, thieves, and foreign governments, would figure out […]
The Trump administration has revived the debate over “end-to-end encryption” — systems so secure that the tech companies themselves aren’t able to read the messages, even when police present them with a warrant. Administration officials want the encryption software providers to build so-called “back doors” into their products so that law enforcement officials can read all you most private messages and other writings. You can read more in an article […]
I have written before about the FREE ProtonVPN. See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aprivacyblog.com+ProtonVPN for a list of my past articles. I consider it to be a great FREE VPN, one of the very few free VPNs I would trust. HOWEVER, a hacker has now created a look-alike product that actually is malware (malevolent software) that, once installed in a computer, steals every user name and password for every site the computer visits. Even […]
Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox browser, is bringing its VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to Android and Windows 10 through a dedicated app. The app is currently in the beta phase, and you need an invite to sign up. Once you get an invite, you need to pay $4.99 a month, because privacy is not a free lunch. In return, Mozilla vows not to log your network traffic or your […]
If you have information you wish to keep private (bank records, credit card numbers, tax returns, your spouse’s clothing sizes on your Christmas shopping list, etc.), you need to make sure that the information doesn’t fall into the hands of hackers, credit card thieves, and other strangers. One way to do that is to use encryption to make sure the information can not be read by anyone who does not […]