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 and is currently in a closed beta, with a public beta currently scheduled for later this year, ZDNet has learned. How does Private Relay work? Mozilla says “We will forward emails from the alias to your real inbox,” and “If any alias starts to receive emails you don’t want, you can disable it or delete it completely”.   Source: www.zdnet.com

What’s coming in WordPress 5.5

By Rutger | July 27, 2020

WordPress recently release WordPress Beta 3. The upcoming new version is said to be a major release of 2020. WordPress 5.5 is packed with many improvements and new features that will expand the content management system’s auto-updating capabilities to themes and plugins. Play with the beta version in your computer by setting up a test…

Google Resumes Its Attempt to Hides Full Addresses on Chrome 85

By Rutger | July 1, 2020

Over the years Google has tried to hide full URLs in Chrome’s address bar, despite the public backlash that came after every attempt, Google is pressing on with new plans to hide all parts of web addresses except the domain name. To test this, you have to download and install the Canary channel from the…

How to protect yourself from your ISP snooping on the websites you visit

By Rutger | June 21, 2020

TLDR; To prevent your ISP snooping on the websites you visit, you must not only change your browser settings, you most likely also need to change your DNS settings. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) connects you to the internet, every request sent can be logged and tells your ISP which websites you visited, down to the hostnames…

Thai Database Leaks 8.3 Billion Internet Records

By Rutger | June 5, 2020

Thailand’s largest telecommunications company’s Advanced Info Service (AIS) urgently brought down one of its databases following a leak of more than 8 billion real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. The data breach was discovered by security researcher Justine Paine, who found an exposed ElasticSearch database online containing DNS queries and Netflow data…

What is the new Brave Browser about?

By Rutger | May 20, 2020

The internet took a deep dive into Brave Private Browser, to figure out why it has become increasingly popular to users. Here’s what you need to know to decide whether Brave’s for you.   What makes Brave browser special amongst other browsers is its speed and the privacy protection it provides to users, both a…

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

By Rutger | May 13, 2020

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…

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

By Rutger | May 7, 2020

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…

How to Change PHP Version of Your Websites

By Rutger | May 5, 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), not per website. You cannot use different PHP…

Effective Tools You’ll Need to Work From Home

By Rutger | March 18, 2020

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…

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

By Rutger | March 5, 2020

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…