Archive - 2017

Top 4 useful advice to protect yourself from online scams

You’ve probably heard this phrase many times before: if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is! Scams, frauds and hoaxes are everywhere, especially online.

The world we live in today requires us to be careful at each step we take, so we surround our lives with all kinds of security measures. The same way we use a house alarm to protect our homes, we use an antivirus to secure our computers. But is that enough?

Well, not exactly. How many people with an antivirus protection on their PCs were the victims of identity thefts or man in the middle attacks? That’s right, plenty.

So here are some typical examples of online scams you should be aware of so you can protect your online security.

    1. Beware of phishing e-mails

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Wanted: the next CyberGhost Voice! Reward: Premium VPN subscription

CyberGhost VPN was created to deliver digital freedom services to everyone and anyone, regardless of location. That is why we always want to be in the loop with all the developments in the world, democratic or non-democratic.

Thus, we will know how to improve our service and we will be there for you, our users, when you need us most.

However, due to the profusion of fake news lately, it’s hard to know which source to acknowledge as reliable. This is where you, our most trusted Ghosties, come into play.

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VPN – the best app that makes digital nomads feel at home

Life is certainly wonderful for digital nomads. They enjoy (mostly) freelance work, travel once in a while and see wonderful places. Not to mention, they expand their horizons by meeting new and different cultures.

Yeah, digital nomads enjoy plenty of perks; some of them just lie on the beach with a laptop in front of them and sip from a tasty cocktail from time to time. But how many of them are wise enough not to sink too deep in their wonderful dream and actually take security measures when it comes to protecting their data and keeping their laptops and computers secure?

If you’re about to embark on the exciting adventure of working remotely, take a first stop to check out a few technicalities you need to apply to protect your work files and data.

Useful data protection tips if you’re a digital nomad

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Top 3 typical cases when a VPN helps marketing professionals

You’re a blogger, market researcher or a writer who has to make advanced research on the web when looking for various information. Surely, you have been faced with the situation when you were denied access to a website due to geo-restrictions. Owners of some websites simply allow only users from certain countries to check their content. That’s just the way it is and things won’t probably change anytime soon.

The case mentioned above is a classic example many marketers have to deal with and it’s definitely affecting and slowing down their work. However, if you use a VPN, everything could change in your favor. A VPN will camouflage your IP address so that you will no longer be greeted by the un-welcoming message: “The page you are looking for is not available in your region”.

Other examples of marketing-related tasks where a VPN will come in handy:

  1. Check Google results in different countries

Market researchers and SEO professionals know what I’m talking about. You’re interested to know how high or low ranked are some keywords or even famous brands in Google search results if you browse from different countries. If you browse Google from the U.S. you’ll get some results, while if you browse from Germany, you’ll get different ones.

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Top 7 tips to protect your financial data when online banking

As the mesmerizing world of internet has been steadily growing, a significant and important part of our lives has moved online. That includes financial information. It’s true, this is not public information and only you have access to it, but you still want to protect that information at all costs.

According to recent statistics, around 60% of American citizens use mostly online or mobile banking because it’s easy and saves you a lot of time. The figures are more or less the same when it comes to citizens from other countries as well. Since this is a common custom, you don’t want any security breach to have a negative impact on your finances.

Let’s face it: no one will guard your money better than you will, so you’ll just need to adapt your online banking practices just to make sure you’re completely safe from the prying eyes of intruders.

Check these useful tips about how you can protect details about your digital bank account and other financial-related information:

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Check out a few recommendations of TV shows you can watch this fall with CyberGhost

If you’re a true TV shows fanatic, you’re probably wondering what have the broadcasting companies prepared for you to watch this fall. Well, let me tell you that there is something for everyone’s taste, from classic comedies, to re-inventions of Star Trek or impressive dramas.

Here are a few examples of TV series you should give a try:

Young Sheldon (CBS)

That’s right! This TV series will show you the early life of the famous genius from “The Big Bang Theory”.

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European court: employers cannot reduce private life to zero

Although rare, victories in online privacy battles do occur.

Today, the European court of human rights judgment has reinforced the rights of employees to have a significant degree of privacy when sending and receiving workplace emails.

The surprise decision by the Strasbourg appeal court, overturning an earlier ruling, will force employers to give more explicit warnings to staff if they want to monitor internet use.

The case, which relates to a Romanian engineer who was fired in 2007 for exchanging messages on an office account about his sexual health with his fiancee, will set a legal precedent in Europe.

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