Tag Archives: security

Botnets The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse

Botnets have existed for at least a decade. As early as 2000, hackers were breaking into computers over the Internet and controlling them en masse from centralized systems. Among other things, the hackers used the combined computing power of these botnets to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, which flood websites with traffic to take them down. …

IPVanish VPN full review

IPVanish’s top-tier network delivering some of the fastest speeds in our tests. Zero logs gives you total privacy and it costs just $3.33 per month! While many VPN providers try to stand out with their free plans and cheap commercial products, IPVanish talks more about service quality. It’s “the world’s fastest VPN” says the website, boasting 40,000+ …

The FTC confirms it’s investigating Facebook over its privacy practices

The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices after it was revealed that the company allowed Cambridge Analytica access to the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users without their expressed consent. “The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the …