The essential guide to VPNs: What they are and how they work

What is a VPN connection and why are so many people talking about it? The term crops up in every conversation about the internet lately, and for good reason. While VPNs were once novel tech solutions, they are now necessary tools. At the basic level, VPNs protect your privacy online so you cannot be targeted, tracked, or discriminated against based on location.
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Worried about net neutrality? Consider a VPN.

You’ve probably heard by now that, in December of 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015. What does that mean to you? Net neutrality classified the internet as a utility that could be regulated, and the primary regulation prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US from giving preference to certain websites and services while hindering or blocking others. Basically, it required ISPs to treat all internet data equally.
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Back to Basics: Indispensable Security Processes for Detection and Response

For our new research project focused on starting your detection and response effort, we are thinking about an essential bundle of security operations processes needed for such effort. Sort of “security operations processes you must get right in the beginning” inspired by what is done here for all security processes. So, let’s start (and keep
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Intel Releases Microcode Spectre Patches for Skylake CPUs

Intel continues to release CPU microcode updates that include mitigation for the Spectre vulnerability announced in January. This week the company released fixes for several CPUs on the Skylake platform. The company’s first batch of microcode updates released a month ago, caused reboots and other unexpected behavior for systems running Haswell and Broadwell CPUs. OEMs..
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Adobe Fixes Flash Player Zero-Day Vulnerability

Adobe has released an emergency update for Flash Player to fix a critical zero-day vulnerability that already has been used in targeted attacks by North Korean hackers. News of the vulnerability broke last week with an alert from the South Korean Computer Emergency Response Team (KR-CERT) and follow-up confirmations from security companies that an exploit..
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5 things to do to your new laptop

Getting a new laptop can be very exciting. It guarantees a more seamless user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for naught if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Discover five things you should do before you start exploring your new toy. The post 5 things to do to your new laptop appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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