News tagged with virtual private networks

Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme

Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday.

Nov 10, 2014
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Unlocking the geoblock with VPNs

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.

Oct 02, 2014
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Europe can't enforce the right to be forgotten

In a digitally connected world, it is becoming almost impossible to remove your digital footprint. The fact that the European Court of Justice has ruled that internet search providers such as Google have to remove ...

May 15, 2014
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'Heartbleed' bug a critical Internet illness

The "Heartbleed" flaw in Internet security is as critical as the name implies and wider spread than first believed. Warnings about the danger exposed early this week reached widening circles on Thursday, with everyone from website o ...

Apr 11, 2014
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Heartbleed bug causes major security headache (Update 3)

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent the ...

Apr 09, 2014
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Pakistan's 'cyberwar' for control of the web

In a dingy Internet cafe, Abdullah gets round the censors with one click and logs onto YouTube, officially banned for a year and at the heart of Pakistan's cyberwar for control of the web.

Sep 12, 2013
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Explainer: What is a virtual private network (VPN)?

Have you ever wanted to exist in more than one place at the same time? The laws of physics suggest wormholes through space and time are hypothetical; but wormholes do exist in cyberspace and wonders can be ...

Jun 17, 2013
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