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Use LinkNYC wireless public network from New York in a secured way
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Planned Server Security Updates from Monday February 1st until Wednesday February 3rd
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Privacy and Online Security in 2015 Galactic Report by CyberGhost [Infographic]
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Online Privacy and Security – A look into 2016
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10 Rules for Safe Online Shopping
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How Being Unpopular on Social Media Can Keep You Safe Online: Basic Rules
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Planned Server Maintenance on December 21st and 22nd

Use LinkNYC wireless public network from New York in a secured way

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Credit: The Verge

New Yorkers have a new subject to talk about!

A network of Wi-Fi public hubs will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the entire New York with new street hubs called Links.

The first Links were launched, and there are many more to come, helping more than 8 million people to connect to the fastest and free metropolitan Wi-Fi.

Even more, according to PC magazine, the speed of these Wi-Fi’s is really super fast, gigabite internet, faster than Starbucks they say, so whatch out, Starbucks.

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Planned Server Security Updates from Monday February 1st until Wednesday February 3rd

In order to perform some system updates, we’ll need to interrupt service on each of our servers for between 5 and 10 minutes on Monday, February 1st until Wednesday, February 3rd.

This is a done on regular basis, and we won’t power down all the servers at the same time, so if you don’t want to wait for the maintenance on your favourite server to finish, you can connect to another one for those 5 to 10 minutes.

To see when each of the servers will be down for maintenance, check the list below.

Thank you for understanding and your patience, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause you.

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Privacy and Online Security in 2015 Galactic Report by CyberGhost [Infographic]

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Online privacy and security in 2015 in 3 numbers: 37, 50, 50.

New developments and major breakthroughs are happening every day. NASA is pursuing an ambitious plan to send a human mission to Mars in the 2030s. Still, here at home, a huge number of persons lack access to the most basic human rights. Despite the fact that Universal Declaration was proclaimed almost 70 years ago.

If we’d have already settled other planets, by our current standards, 37% of the total population living in the Solar System would be ruled by oppressive leaders.

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Online Privacy and Security – A look into 2016

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What we have learned from 2015 – malware, hacks, state sponsored attacks, shaming and black mail

In 2015, 38% more security incidents were reported than in 2014. Some of them have been the headlines of major media outlets. The Ashley Madison hack revealed 37 million identities and intimate details followed by lawsuits proving the importance of data security and privacy. Last Pass hack in June 2015 is another example of how 7 million users can lose sensitive data and trust. Not only companies were affected by security breaches, the hack on the US federal records exposed the identity of more than 14 million current and former civilian US government employees.

2015 has also brought the first smart car hack as well as the first ransomware for Linux users. Also, 2015 was the year of ransomware attacks making 179,209 victims, counted only by security company Kaspersky.

Interestingly enough, more than 62% of exploits used in cyberattacks are distributed through browsers and 90% of the most common World Wide Web exploits are delivered from advertising networks.

All these developments have been the focus of CyberGhost in the past year. Although we are a privacy company, we have introduced protection against malicious websites as well as the ad blocker feature. In this way we can ensure a smooth and safe online experience.

What to expect in 2016

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10 Rules for Safe Online Shopping

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While doing all (or most) of your shopping online is definitely very convenient, you must never throw safety to the wind when it comes to the websites you share your financial info with.

In order to make sure that your data & money don’t fall into the wrong hands, we’ve prepared a short and handy guide for safe online shopping, 10 basic rules that will protect your personal, confidential, top-secret info:)

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How Being Unpopular on Social Media Can Keep You Safe Online: Basic Rules

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Don’t post photos that might be used by cyberbullies.

Even though you’ve been working out like Schwarzenegger at the gym lately and your body really rocks and you’ve never looked better, it’s best to keep those selfies to yourself.

In a recent study called the YouGov survey in which more than 4,700 teenagers from across the world participated, one fifth of those who had experienced cyber-bullying said it had driven them to considering suicide. More than half said being taunted online was worse than being bullied in person. A quarter of those bullied took measures and closed down their social media accounts.

So if you really want to be admired, throw a party and invite everyone you know. That should feed your ego:). Plus memes are always funnier to post.

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Planned Server Maintenance on December 21st and 22nd

In order to perform some system updates, we’ll need to interrupt service on each of our servers for between 5 and 10 minutes on December 21st and 22nd, respectively.

But don’t worry, we won’t power down all the servers at the same time, so if you don’t want to wait for the maintenance on your favourite server to finish, you can connect to another one for those 5 to 10 minutes.

To see when each of the servers will be down for maintenance, check the list below.

Thank you for understanding and your patience, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Read More

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