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Enable VPNs in Opera

Virtual private networks (VPN) offer an added layer of security, especially if you have to use the public wireless network to access the internet. The Opera browser comes with a built-in VPN. To turn it on, open Settings and navigate to Privacy, then VPN. Then, to turn your VPN on or off, click the icon […]

How to protect yourself from cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic

The spread of COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus, has had a profound impact on businesses and organizations across the globe. In order to help contain the virus, employers are doing their part by encouraging, or even requiring, workers to stay home and work remotely. With much of the workforce doing their jobs from home, there’s […]

Test your VPN service before making the purchase

VPNs are supposed to keep your IP address from getting leaked to the public. However, due to security flaws in their systems, many VPN services fail to do so. Luckily, most providers will allow you to trial their services before making a payment. Test your VPN by writing down your current IP address (which can […]

How to protect your new laptop in 2020

As the holidays approach, you might be thinking about buying a new laptop for a loved one. Or maybe they’re going to buy one for you! After all, computers make great presents, since most of us rely on them in our personal and professional lives. But laptops aren’t cheap. According to Consumer Reports, most of […]

Access banking sites/apps over cellular or VPN when possible

It’s inadvisable to do anything sensitive on any device when connected to public Wi-Fi or even to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t belong to you. When you log in to online banking, consider doing so over a either a cellular connection or a virtual private network (VPN). Cellular and VPN connections provide more extensive protections […]

Tread lightly with public Wi-Fi networks

Public Wi-Fi is relatively risky to use. If you must use it, make sure it asks for a password and limit your activities to secure sites over HTTPS. Consider using a virtual private network as well for added security.