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Keep your email safe from hackers and trackers using Firefox Private Relay

By Rutger / May 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Keep your email safe from hackers and trackers using Firefox Private Relay

Firefox Private Relay is a new add-on service by Firefox maker Mozilla; the service is designed to reduce unwanted emails and spam by generating unique aliases acting as a proxy email service to hide the user’s email address from advertisers and spam operators when signing up for a web form. The service entered testing last month…

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Zoom’s 5.0 Update Improves Encryption, Adds Meeting Security Features

By Rutger / May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Zoom’s 5.0 Update Improves Encryption, Adds Meeting Security Features

As the COVID-19 virus spread across the globe, the business landscape was forced to make a number of swift changes. Almost overnight, the video conferencing app Zoom becomes the go-to option to hold lessons, business meetings, and sensitive discussions. The surge in popularity, the firm was also bombarded for issues related to its privacy and…

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How to Change PHP Version of Your Websites

By Rutger / May 5, 2020 / Comments Off on How to Change PHP Version of Your Websites

Update: PHP 7.4 is available (August 2020) While it is a best practice to always use the latest version of PHP, compatibility is also an important factor to consider before upgrading. Starting May 2020 it is now possible to choose which PHP version your account uses via the Control Panel.   Note: this is done per account (username),…

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Effective Tools You’ll Need to Work From Home

By Rutger / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Effective Tools You’ll Need to Work From Home

One of the ways to slow down the spread of the Corona virus (and keeping hospitals within their capacity) is by working remote. Seemingly overnight, remote work has become part of many people’s workweek. The concept of working from home is not the same as sitting in an office together. While you save time on…

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Apple sets limit of SSL to 1 year and Let’s Encrypt has issued a billion free certificates

By Rutger / March 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Apple sets limit of SSL to 1 year and Let’s Encrypt has issued a billion free certificates

Let’s Encrypt, which offers free multi-domain HTTPS certificates has now issued a billion free SSL certificate in the last 4 years. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open certificate signing authority (CA) from the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). has officially announced with a blog post stated it’s issued a billion certificate since…

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Guide on How to Use Firefox’s Tools to Protect Your Privacy Online

By Rutger / February 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Guide on How to Use Firefox’s Tools to Protect Your Privacy Online

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is widely regarded as the most privacy-friendly mainstream browser available. The reason for its popularity among privacy-heads is the large number of add-ons available that can greatly improve the privacy and security of your browsing. This will show you how you can make Firefox more private and secure with a few simple steps. Read…

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The Fight Over Encrypted DNS

By Rutger / December 8, 2019 / Comments Off on The Fight Over Encrypted DNS

Privacy and Security specialists are in the middle of a very public fight over the future of internet encryption. At stake is how DNS traffic – the network queries that translate people-friendly domain names into server IP addresses-should be encrypted. No one is arguing that DNS shouldn’t be encrypted. The disagreement is over how that encryption…

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The Fantasy of Opting Out

By Rutger / November 19, 2019 / Comments Off on The Fantasy of Opting Out

In today’s digital world, most of the things that we need are just one click away with our computers and cellphones. As a user, you are constantly monitored. But that is also up to the user. If you want to be monitored less then you should perhaps not enjoy all those services. Is it perhaps too much…

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Slow websites get slapped by Google: Keep investing in fast loading websites

By Rutger / November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Slow websites get slapped by Google: Keep investing in fast loading websites

In a post on the Chromium Blog on Monday, Google has reported a future feature that will notify users when a site may load slowly, while it will reward those sites that offer fast experiences with a clear badging. “Badging is intended to identify when sites are authored in a way that makes them slow…

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Germany’s Cybersecurity Agency Recommends Firefox as the Most Secure Browser

By Rutger / October 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Germany’s Cybersecurity Agency Recommends Firefox as the Most Secure Browser

In the recent audit carried out by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, or BSI), among the desktop web browsers that were audited — Google’s Chrome 76, Microsoft’s Edge 44 and Internet Explorer 11, and Mozilla’s Firefox 68, only Firefox pass all minimum requirements for mandatory security features.…

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