Category: Security

Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

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Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login requirement, like entering your room number, or email address. Captive portals are different from entering a wi-fi password to join the wireless network, which is necessary when joining a secured network.

But once connected,…

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Set Telegram Account to Automatically Self Destruct and Delete Itself

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Did you know you can set your Telegram account to self destruct, automatically deleting itself after a set amount of time if you don’t login to it?

If you’re a privacy and security buff and you’re looking to gain a unique additional layer of privacy with Telegram, you can set your Telegram account to delete itself after no activity has been detected in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. For example, if you choose one month, and you don’t sign into your Telegram account in a month, the account will automatically delete itself, including all…

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How to Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

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You can add secure notes to your iCloud Keychain account and login entries if you’d like to. The notes can serve any purpose, but they can be particularly handy if you want to reference something specific to that login, whether a log of prior passwords, or the purpose of the account, or whatever else.

For example, lets say you have a specific login to a credit card saved in iCloud Keychain, and you want to attach a note to that keychain entry stating it is a business account only, that’s easy to do. Or maybe you have a Netflix login saved, and you want to add…

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How to Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, & Keynote Files from iPhone or iPad

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Need to remove a password from an iWork document? Do you find it inconvenient to open password-protected Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents? Do you no longer need password protection on a particular iWork file? You’re certainly not alone in that regard, and fortunately it’s quite simple to remove a password from any Pages, Numbers, or Keynote file, making them easy to open and removing the encryption from the files.

Sure, adding a password to your iWork documents protects it from prying eyes. But, this security comes at the cost of convenience. Not…

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How to Make WhatsApp Messages Disappear by Default

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Want an added privacy boost for all of your WhatsApp messages, texts, conversation threads, and chats? You can set WhatsApp so that all messages will disappearing automatically, by default. Whether you want all messages to disappear after 24 hours, 7 days, 90 days, or not at all, you have that option. It doesn’t matter if you’re using WhatsApp on iPhone or Android either, the setting is available in every WhatsApp app.


Note this is a setting that will universally apply to all messages in WhatsApp, effectively setting the default for all chats to disappear…

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How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on iPhone & iPad

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Want to password protect your important Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents, right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to a handy feature in the iWork productivity suite, you can easily encrypt your documents, right from iOS or iPadOS (or Mac), requiring the proper password to be entered before the documents can be opened by anyone.

Apple’s iWork productivity suite includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and is widely used by tons of iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to create and manage documents on their devices. By default, the files that you share from these apps…

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How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on Mac

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Do you want to make sure your important documents created in Pages, Keynote, or Numbers are safe and secure? If so, you may want to encrypt them with a secure password, which will protect the document from unauthorized access. If you’re looking to password protect your iWork documents, macOS makes it pretty easy.

The Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps are all part of Apple’s iWork productivity suite that’s relied on by millions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users alike to work on important documents. Normally, the documents that you create or edit using these…

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How to Hide / Blur Your Home on Google Maps & Apple Maps

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If you’re creeped out or bothered by the Street View cameras for Google Maps and Apple Maps taking pictures of your house, you can request for Google Maps or Apple Maps to hide, blur, and censor the address. When the request has been approved, the home address gets pixelated or blurred, effectively blocking any identifying imagery of the house.

How to Hide / Blur Home on Google Maps

Here’s how you can censor your home address on Google Maps:

  1. Go to Google Maps at maps.google.com
  2. Enter your Home Address, then enter into Street View by dragging the little…

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Use Brave Private Browsing with Tor to Hide IP Address

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If you’re looking to browse the web with a bit more anonymity and privacy than usual, the Brave browser offers a unique feature going beyond standard private browsing modes; and that is private browsing with TOR.


Brave’s Private Browsing with Tor has all the standard private browsing mode features, like no cookie and browser history storage, but in addition it also uses Tor as a web proxy so that your IP address is hidden when browsing the web. This approach is different from Tor and does not include all the other protections offered when using the…

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