Cybersecurity Highlights – December 4th

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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 pulled from the wreckage of last week’s news pile-up.

Are We Trustworthy?

Now, here’s a useful article.  Let’s see.  How does IronSocket stack up?

  • Doesn’t keep logs – check
  • Subscription-based service – check
  • Supports OpenVPN – check

Looks pretty darn good!

http://www.tgdaily.com/technology/how-to-tell-if-your-vpn-is-trustworthy

Normalize!

Normalizing good security practices has benefits for others beyond yourself.  What does that mean?  It means making good security practices part of your normal way of living helps everyone else working to surveillance-proof their lives.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a37m4g/the-motherboard-guide-to-avoiding-state-surveillance-privacy-guide

Maximizing Privacy With a Router

If you want to beef-up the privacy on all devices connected to your home network, get an advanced router that has a built-in VPN client.  For a list of recommended routers, contact our customer support team.

http://www.techradar.com/news/heres-why-you-need-to-have-a-vpn-on-your-router

They Record Everything You Type

Researchers at Princeton University have found over a thousand websites that use third-party session replay scripts.  These tools record every keystroke and every mouse click when you visit these sites.  You have to click through this article to get to the actual list.  This list is searchable so you can enter a website name and if it’s on the list, it will show you.

http://www.alphr.com/security/1007743/how-to-stop-over-400-sites-logging-everything-you-type-a-complete-list-of-every

Wake Up!

Once again we are reminded that we’re not the customer.  We’re the product.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/11/21/ex-facebook-privacy-manager-dishes-the-dirt-on-your-

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.

About IronSocket

Our staff has been involved with computers since the early days of dial up modems. We have combined experiences spanning decades working on a multitude of internet based projects. One of our goals is to make a conscience effort to inform others about staying safe on the internet. If you ever need to reach us, leave a comment, put in a ticket, or contact us using our website’s contact us form.