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Privacy basics

What is 3-2-1 backup
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Data backup is vital for businesses and individuals alike: In case something happens to your primary computer, you always have a copy of your data to fall back on.  How should you approach backup, though? The 3-2-1 rule can act as a guide when decid
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What was your first pet’s name? In what city were you born?  We’ve all had to answer these questions to reset a long-forgotten password, but consider how that works. Much of this information is easy to find for others (or easily forgotten by you), m
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Credential stuffing is a popular type of cyberattack where attackers take login credentials and use them on thousands of websites, hoping to fraudulently gain access to people’s accounts. It’s an effective attack, but fortunately, one that’s easy to
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With Skiff abruptly shutting down operations, many people are on the lookout for alternatives that don’t compromise on privacy — and won’t suddenly disappear. People were attracted to Skiff because it promised privacy, no ads, end-to-end encryption,
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Skiff is dead. On Feb. 9, the email company Skiff announced it was being bought by Notion. Many Skiff customers have been shocked by this news, as their inboxes have been sold out from under them. Skiff gave people six months to export their data be
Looking into the Dropbox privacy policy
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Dropbox was the first mainstream cloud storage provider, and still the biggest player on the market, with 700 million users in 2022. We took a dive into Dropbox’s privacy policy to see how well the company protects the personal data of those millions
How to export passwords from Chrome
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If you want to leave Google, one of the first things you must do is stop using its proprietary browser, Chrome, and its built-in password manager. A vital first step towards leaving Google is downloading your passwords so you can transition more easi
what is ransomware
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Ransomware is one of the more common and dangerous forms of cybercrime, but what is ransomware exactly? In this article we’ll explain how it works, and what you can do to prevent becoming the victim of a ransomware attack — and how to recover if you
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Your passwords (or more accurately, your usernames and passwords) are the keys to your digital life. They are the first (and often only) line of defense, preventing hackers and other bad actors from ransacking your bank accounts and pillaging your pe
Dropbox security issues
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Dropbox was the first mainstream cloud storage service available and has blazed many trails for the industry. Sadly, it has also made a lot of missteps over the years, the worst of which was the Dropbox breach of 2012, the biggest the industry has se
is LastPass safe?
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If you’re shopping for a password manager, one prominent product is LastPass. The company has had a turbulent history, however, which may lead you to wonder, is LastPass safe? Based on its poor track record of security problems, the short answer is