Monthly Archives: December 2016

Best 3 Web Browsers for Privacy

RapidVPN/ December 28, 2016/ Blog/

Your privacy while surfing the internet has never been more important. With data breaches taking down some of the biggest corporations, it is critical for individuals and organizations to ensure privacy and security of information while online. There are browsers designed to keep your data private. Let us look at them.   Comodo/Ice Dragon Comodo browser aims to offer optimized

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What Spam-Filtering Methods Gmail uses

RapidVPN/ December 24, 2016/ Blog/

About ten years ago, spam almost ruined the use of email. Since then various tech corporations have intensified efforts of filtering spam on emails. According to Google system, incoming email messages pass through Google’s spam filters which stores messages identified as spam in a user’s Gmail spam folder automatically. The filters use a combination of user analytics, phishing/virus detection, and

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Top 4 technology news websites you need to read every day

RapidVPN/ December 19, 2016/ Blog/

With so many websites claiming to provide valuable information on software, gadgets, operating systems, PCs, and technology in general, it is difficult to know which sites you can trust. If you are looking for a credible voice in technology, consider these websites. With over 50,000 active subscribers, Techcrunch highlights the business side of innovation covering major acquisitions, product

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Should you encrypt your Android phone?

RapidVPN/ December 15, 2016/ Blog/

Although the majority of Android phones support encryption, only a few people use it. Since most phones are not ready encrypted, most users do not bother changing the default settings. If you have been wondering whether or not to encrypt your Android phone, and how to do it, this guide will help you.   What is encryption? According to Android

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Biggest data breaches & hacks of 2016

RapidVPN/ December 11, 2016/ Blog/

In 2015, we witnessed several huge data breaches, but it seems we have not experienced the largest data breach yet. 2016 has seen some of the biggest corporations intensify their data protection measures against hackers. However, it is the same year that some of the biggest data breaches have occurred. They include;   Premier healthcare Premier Healthcare announced a data

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Should You Cover Your Laptop’s Camera?

RapidVPN/ December 8, 2016/ Blog/

One of the tactics hackers and cyber criminals are using is accessing your laptop through the camera. According to the FBI, they have placed a warning urging you to cover your laptop’s camera with tape for security reasons. It is one of the ways to spy on you, and that can compromise your security on many levels. Web Cam Spying

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Windows automatic updates: What are the Risks and Benefits?

RapidVPN/ December 5, 2016/ Blog/

In the current highly automated world, it is imperative to make sure that your computer programs are always updated to perform various tasks such as creating financial documents and accessing the internet quickly. Luckily, it is possible to command the Windows operating system to update the programs automatically. Here are the benefits and risks of automating Windows updates. Benefits Enhance

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What is IPv6 and when is it going to take effect?

RapidVPN/ December 1, 2016/ Blog/

Organizations have been called upon to plan for the adoption of IPv6 which is the new version of the basic Internet Protocol meant to supplement and replace IPv4 protocol that has existed for 25 years. According to Internet Society, if the implementation of the new protocol is delayed, global connectivity and growth of the internet may be negatively affected.  

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