Month: June 2018
As mentioned in my newsletter, to keep your Internet activities private, you should cleanse your browser history and cache contents, as well as setting up a VPN connection.
As you know, there are quite a selection of browsers: Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and more. The procedure to remove history and cache contents is different depending on your browser. This website (www.refreshyourcache.com) gives excellent instructions on how to accomplish this for all these browsers.
For VPN services, here are 4 alternatives that deserve some attention, among many others:
- OpenVPN – free
- ExpressVPN – $6.67 per month.
- NordVPN – $2.75 per month.
- CyberGhost – $2.75 per month.
They are very easy to install, connect and have different features as well as number of VPN servers around the world. Using VPN ensures your Internet communication is secure and confidential.
May the privacy be with you!
ZDNet reports on May 22, 2018 a security flaw uncovered by two security researchers, Karan Saini and Ryan Stevenson.
Using only Comcast account number and the house number, Comcast router/modem activation screen will display the router’s WIFI password in plain text, even though the web form asks for full address.
If a bad actor has a Comcast account number, s/he can simply guesses the house number or apartment number.
This bug also returns the new WIFI password even if the modem/router has already been turned on.
Comcast reportedly corrected this error shortly after ZDNet’s report. Stay tuned.