October 17, 2019

Digital Signatures & Digital Certificates: A Beginner’s Explanation

What are digital signatures and digital certificates? Digital signatures rely on asymmetric key cryptography. Before we go into digital signatures, let’s briefly go into how asymmetric key cryptography works.   ASYMMETRIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY With asymmetric key cryptography, there is a pair of mathematically related keys. If you encrypt a message with one of […]
September 22, 2019

How Companies Connect Your Online Browsing to Your Offline Purchases

You’ve heard how companies or online retailers track your surfing habits. Data analytics companies collect and analyse billions of consumers and shoppers on the internet. These companies then present this online behaviour data for their clients to enable them to understand their consumers’ demands, trends and competitors performance. Have you ever wondered though […]
September 14, 2019

What is Browser Fingerprinting? How You Are Tracked Without an IP Address

Did you know that there is one way you can be tracked on the Internet without an IP address? That’s right, and it’s through browser fingerprinting. Browser fingerprinting is one of the most accurate ways of tracking a particular device on the Interne, and it’s practically impossible to fully evade. You could evade […]
June 6, 2019

How to Bypass a DNS Block (And Access Blocked Websites)

What is a DNS server? What is a DNS block? WHAT IS A DNS??? All of us who surf the internet are users of the DNS server, even if you are aware of it or not.   DNS EXPLAINED A Domain Name Server (DNS) works like an address book of the internet. Whenever […]
March 31, 2019

What Is Web Isolation?

Almost every company in this increasingly digitalised future depends on the Internet to sustain their business. And no Internet experience is complete without using a web browser as its window to the World Wide Web. This is something cyber criminals are more than aware of, which makes aiming at employee web browsers such […]
February 22, 2019

HTTPS vs VPN: Why You Need a VPN If HTTPS Is Secure

HTTPS vs VPN; they are two different things but both serve the purpose of your Internet protection. In fact, both should be used together when surfing the web as they cannot be substituted for one another.   HTTPS HTTPS also stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. You can tell when a website is […]
February 12, 2019

Are VPNs Illegal? Why Do Some Countries Ban VPNs?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) serves a large number of purposes; mostly to encrypt your Internet traffic, secure your online connection for safe surfing, or enabling remote users of companies and education institutions to access a private network. If all these reasons for a VPN sound really good, how are VPNs illegal in […]
January 18, 2019

How Safe Is Mobile Banking?

How safe is mobile banking? After all you have often heard of how there are plenty of online scams out there just looking to siphon off your bank account. You might even know someone personally who has been conned or swindled in one way or another through the phone, malware links, or phishing […]