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What does Google know about you?Does Google really delete your search history? No. Google not only tracks your search history but every step on every Google platform you use. It’s not a secret, but they are not up-front about it either. They also don’t make it particularly easy to find out what data.....
What rootkits doA rootkit is a collection of malicious software hidden in your computer designed to reach areas typically not accessible to an unauthorized user and take control over your system. Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in your software to add and remotely control it. Rootkits are very d.....
What is Chromium?Chromium is an open-source web browser created by Google. It is not a threat by itself (we’ve rated it and other Chrome-based browsers based on their security), but due to its open-source nature, users can create their own versions of it. This has led to both improvements and malici.....
How throttling in Germany worksInternet providers use traffic shaping to limit resources used by certain networks, users, and content providers. Traffic shaping techniques include bandwidth throttling, rate limiting, etc. Traffic shaping can have legitimate uses, but it can also be used by ISPs to s.....
What is www?The www prefix is the naming convention to identify that the address refers to a website. You would have to use other prefixes like FTP, mail or NNTP (Usenet news server) to access different services. They could also denote different servers for the convenience of webpage admins. What is.....
What is encryption?Encryption is the encoding of a message so that only the intended addressee can decode it. Encryption software turns your message into an indecipherable sequence called ciphertext. Even if someone gets hold of your message, they won’t be able to access the encrypted data unless th.....
What is stalkerware?Stalkerware (or spyware) is a spying app or software used to let someone else track your device. It is usually installed without the user’s consent or even knowledge. In most cases, the stalker and the victim have a close relationship, and the victim does not suspect they’re bein.....
What is Android safe mode?Safe mode lets you start up your phone or tablet without third-party applications. Since many apps are set to run automatically in the background, a clean boot will tell you whether faulty software is the source of your problems. How to boot Android in safe modeEntering saf.....

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