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  1. DDoS Attacks: Have a Plan

    What Is a DDoS Attack? Imagine a double lane road that can handle ten cards per minute. If there are more than ten cars on the road, traffic will go slower. If there are a lot more than ten cars on the road, then traffic will stop altogether and cause a traffic jam. A distributed…


  2. Private Internet 101

    It’s happened to all of us: you spend ten minutes reading about the latest diet trend online and next thing you know, Google ads are telling you to lose weight for weeks. Obnoxious ads using cookies are just one reason that Internet users are concerned about the information being shared by mainstream browsers and search engines—the main…


  3. The Evolution of SSL and TLS

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    If you’ve Googled SSL before, then you’ve probably seen the term TLS as well. SSL and TLS are sometimes used interchangeably because they are very closely related. In fact, you can think of TLS as an upgraded version of SSL. Both protocols encrypt information at the same level, but just like other technologies, they evolve…


  4. Your Children Could Open You to Attack

    According to a poll from earlier this year, 75% of households with children and teens have smartphones and more than 50% have tablets. According to a different study, 93% of teens have computer or access to one. With easy, constant access and so much to entertain them—social media, videos and movies, free online games—it’s no…


  5. Should I Buy from This Site? How to Know if a Website is Secure

    With the gift giving season coming up, many people will be doing their holiday shopping online. In fact, Americans will spend an estimated $61 billion shopping online this holiday season. Even mobile shopping is up 25% since last year. With all of this online shopping, lots of personal information—phone numbers, home addresses, and credit cards—will…