Cybersecurity Highlights – December 11

Every Monday we bring you a review of the previous week’s hottest cyber-security and online privacy news articles.

Here at IronSocket, we work to continually call attention to the risks and threats to our online privacy and security that we as individuals face in our connected lives. We are 100% committed to helping our customers stay safe and secure while online, both through our VPN and proxy services as well as through education.

Here are the top articles we have panned from last week’s news goldfield.

Privacy Is Important

And as artificial intelligence gets more sophisticated, we’ll need to work harder and use better tools to protect our privacy.  Fortunately, there are people working on making better tools.

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/12/how-to-avoid-getting-tracked-as-you-browse-the-web/

What the Padlock Means

You know that padlock next to the web address in your browser?  That’s the HTTPS icon and it indicates the data moving between your computer and the website you’re connected to is encrypted.

 

To host an HTTPS website, you need a signed security certificate.  The problem is, anyone, including hackers and phishers, can get one of these certificates for a few dollars.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/08/phishing-embraces-https-hoping-youll-check

Finally!

If you use an iPhone or iPad and you have not installed iOS 11.2, do it now.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/08/apple-fills-the-krack-on-iphones

You’ve Been Profiled

Would you like to know all the information that your browser makes available to the world wide web?  Would you like to see your browser tell you all about your mouse movements and clicks?  Would you like to know more about the digital fingerprints you leave wherever you go?

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/heres-all-the-data-collected-from-you-as-you-browse-the-1820779304

Be Anonymous

Sometimes it’s good to have an anonymous email address.  Here is how to set one up.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/305799

 

That’s all for this week. As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to write to us. Our cyber-security experts are here to help you stay safe secure and protected while online.

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