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How to remove Google from your life

Swearing off a company used to be easier. Rude customer service, an unfortunate bout of food poisoning, even standing up for workers’ rights against the alleged involvement of a private company to order a country’s military to brutally quash a strike—almost every facet of an individual boycott could be satisfied by simply refusing to purchase a company’s pro
Publish At:2022-05-09 12:52 | Read:545 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Android Apple Carey Parker de-Google DuckDuckGo Fast

A week in security (Sept 6 – Sept 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery.ProtonMail hands user’s IP address and device info to police, showing the limits of private email.Patch now! Netgear fixes serious smart switch vulnerabilities.Tor vs VPN—What is the difference?Windows MSHTML zero-day actively exploited, mitigations required.Sextor
Publish At:2021-09-13 11:19 | Read:1371 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Azurescape cookie banner disinformation f

ProtonMail hands user’s IP address and device info to police, showing the limits of private email

They say there’s two sides to every story. Depending on your point of view, you may have heard a recent story that’s either about overreaching law enforcement and protestors exposed by organisations happy to hand over revealing data despite saying they won’t. Or: BREAKING: legitimate business complies with legitimate law enforcement reques
Publish At:2021-09-07 11:19 | Read:1822 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy court order email hushmail law legal mail protonmail

ProtonMail logged IP address of French activist after foreign request approved by Swiss authorities

A police report revealed that the popular encrypted email service provider ProtonMail shared the IP address of a French activist with the authorities. The privacy friendly end-to-end encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has shared the IP address of anti-gentrification activists with law enforcement authorities, a police report revealed. The pol
Publish At:2021-09-07 04:57 | Read:2378 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID anonimity hacking news information

Bomb Threat, DDoS Purveyor Gets Eight Years

A 22-year-old North Carolina man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for conducting bomb threats against thousands of schools in the U.S. and United Kingdom, running a service that launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and for possessing sexually explicit images of minors. Timothy Dalton Vaughn from Winston-Salem, N.C. was a k
Publish At:2020-12-01 13:24 | Read:1768 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News Apophis Squad HDGZero Nicol

Three years ago ProtonMail was launched. Today, it is launching ProtonVPN

ProtonMail announced ProtonVPN is now available to the general public. ProtonVPN is officially out of beta. You can now directly get ProtonVPN by visiting https://protonvpn.com After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we
Publish At:2017-06-21 18:15 | Read:8305 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID privacy ProtonMail ProtonVPN VPN

5 Anti-Surveillance tools that can help you enhance online security and privacy

The current digital era is filled with all sorts of cyber dangers. The following tools will help you remain safe by enhancing your online security and privacy. There are many software tools that can help you preserve and protect your privacy online. For your benefit, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 software tools that can help you protect your online
Publish At:2017-02-09 19:50 | Read:6959 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Cryptocap. DuckDuckGo HTTPS Everywh

ProtonMail announced that its Tor Hidden Service is online

The popular encrypted email provider ProtonMail has launched the Tor Hidden Service to provide further protection to its users. ProtonMail is the world’s largest encrypted email provider with over 2 million users worldwide. Its popularity exploded just after the US presidential election, its users include journalists, activists, businesses, and normal
Publish At:2017-01-20 20:50 | Read:6570 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID anonymity Censorship privacy Proton

ProtonMail is open. Do you want an encrypted email account? Sign in!

ProtonMail, the world’s largest privacy-focused and encrypted email provider, announced today that the service is leaving beta.     ProtonMail, the world’s largest privacy-focused and encrypted email provider, announced today that the service is leaving beta and will be allowing open registrations for the first time in nearly two years. For the pa
Publish At:2016-03-17 18:25 | Read:6074 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking End-to-end Encryption privacy ProtonMa

Moonfruit Takes All Sites Offline After Threat of Targeted Attack

Moonfruit, a UK-based company that offers users a free website building service, has taken all of its customers’ websites temporarily offline following the threat of a targeted attack.The BBC reports that on Thursday, December 10th, Moonfruit was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for 45 minutes.According to an email sent out to its
Publish At:2015-12-15 05:45 | Read:6103 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Armada Collective DDoS Hacker Moonfruit

ProtonMail DDoS Attack – Sustained & Sophisticated

So the ProtonMail DDoS Attack – if you’re not familiar ProtonMail is an secure, free, encrypted e-mail service that promises absolutely no compromises. It’s been getting hit hard since November 3rd, with a large scale rather sophisticated set of DDoS attacks rendering it unable to receive or send e-mail.It seems to have mitigated the bulk o
Publish At:2015-11-11 20:25 | Read:6018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Network Hacking Privacy ddos ddos attack encryp

How extorted e-mail provider got back online after crippling DDoS attack

ProtonMail, the encrypted e-mail provider that buckled under crippling denial-of-service attacks even after it paid a $6,000 ransom, said it has finally recovered from the massive assaults seven days after they began."It has now been one week since the first attack was launched against ProtonMail," officials wrote in a blog post published Tuesday. "Since the
Publish At:2015-11-11 06:35 | Read:6145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab Uncategorized

Armada Collective Hackers Target Secure Email Services with Blackmail DDoS Attacks

A hacker group known as the Armada Collective is currently targeting secure email services with prolonged blackmail distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack campaigns.Last week, Geneva-based encrypted email service ProtonMail announced that it had been temporarily knocked offline by a DDoS attack. After issuing a post explaining what it was doing to corre
Publish At:2015-11-10 14:40 | Read:7932 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Armada Collective DD4BC DDoS Hacker Pro

ProtonMail Back Online Following Six-Day DDoS Attack

Encrypted email service ProtonMail is back online today following a crippling six-day attack that saw the company’s ISPs and data centers under siege.Operators behind the service said the site may not always be reachable, as its servers are still under heavy strain and mitigating attack, and that it’s looking for donations to prevent its infrastr
Publish At:2015-11-09 21:50 | Read:6475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Web Security Bitcoin DDoS attack Denial of Service A

This Week in Security: FBI Deputy Director Hacked, $1M iOS Jailbreak Bounty, ProtonMail Pays Ransom

Our security roundup series covers this week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick-read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of November 2, 2015:The same group of teenage hackers that broke into the personal email accou
Publish At:2015-11-09 02:40 | Read:16080 | Comments:0 | Tags:This Week in Security Apple breach Bug Bounty DDoS FBI hack

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