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Why you want to secure your Wi-FiPiggybacking: Other users connecting to your unsecured Wi-Fi may be on the lower end of the threat spectrum, but it still raises some concerns. In most cases, this results in reduced bandwidth as part of your connection is being stolen. Depending on your service plan.....
What are spam text messages?What is spam? Typically spam refers to unsolicted 'junk' mail, sent from accounts or websites that can mail thousands out a day. Spam text messages are typically unsolicited messages that contain potentially harmful content. The text will try to use socially engineered te.....
What is neighbor spoofing?Neighbor spoofing is when scammers use reliable-looking phone numbers to disguise their identities. The phone number might have a prefix with your area code or look like it belongs to a local business or even someone you know. Fraudsters could use your number to mask their .....
What is SPI?Stateful packet inspection (or dynamic packet filtering) is a technology that monitors active connections and checks whether incoming data packets correspond to these connections. It then decides whether to grant or deny permission for them to pass the firewall. As we discussed in this b.....
What Lost Mode on iPhone does for youWhat is iPhone's Lost Mode? It's a security feature that can be used to find and protect a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad. Lost mode triggers your device to ring, helping you find its location, and track it if it moves. Lost Mode also locks your phone and adds an .....
The definition of SSL and TLSSSL (Secure Socket Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are both cryptographic protocols that encrypt and authenticate data traveling from the client (i.e. your device that is requesting a website) to a server, machine or application SSL is TLS’ predecessor. SSL was.....
The authorities don’t like it when you reveal their secretsIt all started with an article on Australia’s Daily Telegraph. Annika Smethurst, a national political editor at the Telegraph, reported that the Australian government was considering granting new surveillance powers to its electronic spy age.....
What is a VPN, and how can it help? A VPN, or virtual private network, encrypts the user's internet traffic and changes their IP address. This enables them to communicate privately and change their apparent location. People using a VPN can access blocked news websites, social media platforms, or app.....

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