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Is Cyber Insurance the New Flood Insurance?

Data breaches are all over the news at the moment, especially with Target’s sad Q4 profits. On the rise right behind data breaches, almost like ambulance chasers, are cyber insurance companies offering coverage for those associated costs. But who needs the coverage,...

How Does Hacking Work?

A whole lot of things have been heard and said about hacking. A young chap of ten may even tell you a little about hacking. So, you can always conclude hacking isn't a new concept. How does hacking work? What exactly is it? Why do hackers hack? The answers to these...

Is Hacking Illegal or Legal?

"Is hacking illegal or legal?" is now one of the most common questions that take place on the web space. In fact, studies show that hacking activities have increased in recent times. The hacking world is big enough such that it features different categories of...

What Is a VPN Concentrator and How Does It Work?

You've heard of VPN concentrators and you don't seem to know much about their functionalities and how they work? This comprehensive article will teach you everything you need to know about what VPN concentrator is, ranging from their meaning, features, importance,...

Suicide Hacker: What Makes Them Special?

Hacking is a practice that goes beyond just good and bad in the modern world. Hacking by technical definition is something that is used to access something restricted and that makes it ‘bad’ in moral and legal compass. There are good and bad hackers just like there...

Hacktivism: Who Are These Digital Vandals?

We can see more people in rallies, protests and all other kinds of rebellious practices over the minutest issue today. Such activism brings more problems than solutions because no one addresses serious issues properly. As a result of the protests, silent protests take...

VPN vs Antivirus: Which One is Better to Use in 2019?

For many years the main topic when it came to internet security was the antivirus. These past several years as internet privacy is gaining momentum a new player has joined the game. That player is called VPN. Before we get down to the reasons why VPN is better, we...

Private Search Engines: The Best 5 Google Alternatives

For the vast majority of us, there is only one search engine that we regularly use. However, while Google is undeniably good at what it does, it is not perfect. Here are five best private search engines that provide a more private and secure searching experience. 1....

Why They Bring Down Websites: 5 Types of DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial of service, or DDOS (pronounced DEE-DOS), is a form of attack that consumes server resources to the point of rendering it inoperable. In other words, it’s lights out. Different types of DDoS attacks have been around since the early days of the web,...

Script Kiddies: Who Are They and How to Protect Against Them?

In short, Script Kiddie is a newbie type of hacker without any solid programming knowledge who uses the existing codes and scripts to gain illegal access into a computer system or network and even a website. Who are the Script Kiddies? They make use of hacking...

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