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WiFi breach makes devices vulnerable to hacks, but there is a solution

Much to everyone’s concern, there have been discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs), notes krackattacks.com.

The “Krack” attack works by exploiting the “handshake” that a WiFi network and a device give to each other when the latter wants to join. Usually, the two decide on an encryption key for all future traffic, meaning that each device will only be able to read data if it has that key.

“Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected,” wrote security researcher Mathy Vanhoef, whose work was noted by the US government.

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Qatar blocks VoIP apps such as WhatsApp and Skype; here’s how to access them

If you are traveling to Qatar these days or maybe are a resident who wishes to communicate more easily with his/her business partners or remote family, recent news points out to a new block on standard Voice over IP (VoIP) apps, such as Skype, Facetime, Duo, Viber, and WhatsApp.

Legally speaking, there are no laws or rules that prohibit VoIP services in Qatar, unlike in the UAE for example. However, it appears that according to the website of Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), no person or business can sell VoIP calls or services without a license. And currently, only Ooredoo and Vodafone, Qatar’s sole two ISPs, are licensed to do this.

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How to save money with CyberGhost VPN and get the best online deals

Prices vary depending on many factors, from the time of year, device you use to make your purchase to the location you’re browsing from. This is valid for airline ticketing companies, hotel booking websites, car rental services, streaming services, games and so on.

For instance, when it comes to airline tickets, time-wise, the biggest fares can be found when children are off school. Also, the more we look for tickets to a certain destination, the more will that price increase, as it will show growing interest on our behalf.

Bypass the price steering strategy used by e-commerce websites

E-commerce websites also use a technique called “price steering”. Thus, PC users will get a different price from those using iOS devices. For example, Travelocity offered an unadvertised $15 discount for people using Apple’s iOS operating system. The OS we use can be easily identified by webmasters via the fingerprints our browsers leave.

Furthermore, fares also vary depending on location. This can be easily checked if you activate CyberGhost VPN and go to a ticketing website such as skyscanner.net.

Upon looking for tickets from the UK to the US, we got a staggering difference of 91.44 GBP when we looked for tickets from Romania, with a local IP, vs. the UK, with an IP generated by CyberGhost.

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Place your bets and watch this fall’s sports events with CyberGhost VPN

Autumn is the season to be jolly because you have the chance to watch awesome sport events with the help of CyberGhost VPN.

We know that regardless of personal and professional responsibilities, you can always find the time to watch your favorite team play the ball… or whatever else. We’re here to support you and help you out by accessing online live sports.

Whether you’re on the go or your cable TV does not offer the sports event due to potential TV channel restrictions, CyberGhost VPN can take care of that for you. We’ll give you a different IP address, so you can successfully visit geo-restricted websites. You can watch your favorite sport event on your PC, Android TV, tablet or smartphone.

Don’t miss out on the next big sport event: 2018 Russia World Cup Qualification

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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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Quick and easy online safety tips for students

Students worldwide, the exciting time for a new academic year when you hear the school bell ringing again is about to start.

However, we all know study is no longer limited to going to the library and taking notes. You access various type of technologies, both in school and at home, from reading a book on your Kindle to using all types of online communication tools with your peers and teachers as well.

What you need to know is that some of the cutting-edge technology used in classroom is most of the time not protected, in terms of your personal information. Simply because many apps used in education collect and use student data.

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