Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

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With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too.

Over the last year there has been a push to switch all websites to use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). Google has been especially keen for sites to make the switch, and with more sites complying, it’s time to change the way we view the web.

Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

At the moment, sites that […]

5 Free Security Tools You Likely Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Install)

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You probably know that your online security is important. But are you using the right tools? Various online attacks target computers every minute of the day, and while standard antivirus tools are good, they’re not designed to cover every base.

The following free security tools will help you to improve your system and network security. You’ve probably never heard of them, but they’re vital to your ongoing online security.

Why Haven’t I Heard of These Tools?

You’re probably thinking, “I have an online security suite installed already, why do I need these tools?”

The answer is simple: online security suites can’t look after every […]

How to Check If Your Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

The protection of personal data and information is often the spotlight thanks to incidents like the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. But most information leaks are not due to companies willingly selling your data. Rather, they are the result of breaches and hacks.

To make matters worse, you often only hear about these data breaches years later. Luckily, there are several online tools that can help you determine whether your accounts are secure. Here are a few of the best tools to check whether your online accounts have been hacked or compromised.

Have I Been Pwned is one of the best ways […]

AmpliFi Teleport Makes Your Own Secure VPN (Review and Giveaway)

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Our verdict of the AmpliFi Teleport HD:The Teleport will be a lifesaver if you’re frequently on the move and want to take your home Wi-Fi with you. Hopefully the options to power the device will be more versatile in newer revisions.910

Setting up your very own Virtual Private Network

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Learn About Cybersecurity with These 11 Essential Videos

People can head to YouTube to learn about everything from changing guitar strings to Photoshop basics. As such, it’s an excellent way to learn about cybersecurity.

A formal, real-world class may be out of your budget, but the great thing about YouTube videos is that they’re free and versatile. You can watch or listen to them anywhere, such as on your smartphone or tablet during downtime or commute to work.

The best cybersecurity videos give actionable strategies and rich details from respected experts in the field. Here are some good ones you shouldn’t miss.

1. Your Role in Fighting Cybercrime

As the CEO of […]

5 Signs Your WordPress Site Was Hacked (And How to Avoid It)

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Your WordPress site is suddenly behaving oddly. Perhaps a drop in traffic, or a changed theme, or maybe even new content. And now you can’t log in.

The answer to this mystery is simple: your site has been hacked. Here’s what to look for, and what to do about it.

1. You Don’t Recognize Your Website

You have a routine, as the owner of a website or blog (WordPress is suitable for either

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How to Spot 7 Online Fakes Used by Scammers

Anyone who’s used the internet (hopefully) knows that you can’t trust everything you see online. Just because something looks trustworthy doesn’t mean that it’s exactly what it claims.

But knowing there are fakes in the wild and being able to spot them are different.

Knowing how to spot counterfeit content online is a vital skill to avoid wasting time, losing money, or destroying your property

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How to Know If Your Baby Monitor Is a Security Threat to Your Family

Keeping your children safe is one of your ultimate goals in life. It sure is for me. But at the end of a long day, you want to put them to bed and sit down with a nice cold one. If you have an infant, there’s a good chance you also have a baby monitor. Hearing those little movements, those tiny coughs and gurgles let you know the small one is secure.

In the old days, your baby monitor was audio-only, using a radio frequency for its connection. But modern baby monitors are online, networked, available through your smartphone, with videos […]