What Can Hackers Do With Your IP Address? – Best Tips How to Protect It

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Protect Your IP Address From Falling Into the Wrong Hands

Your IP address is an essential component of your online experience. It acts as an identifier for the device you’re using and helps websites know where to send information. But, even though it plays such a crucial role, the dangers surrounding improper IP security are rarely discussed. Since it holds certain data about you and your activities, hackers can exploit your IP address for various malicious purposes. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll take a look at the most common ways someone can find your IP address, what they can do with it, and how you can prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Read more...

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VPN for TikTok – Are Virtual Private Networks the Answer?

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Will the US Uphold the TikTok Ban?

If you’ve been following the news over the past few days, you might have heard that Donald Trump has banned all US transactions with TikTok. While some are disapproving of this act and calling it an abuse of power, some are justifying it as a necessary action to protect national security.  What’s more, after Trump’s executive order, several other countries across the globe announced that they might also block TikTok soon.

Depending on how these blocks play out in the following weeks and months, we might see a huge surge in VPN use. But will it be legal to use a VPN for TikTok, and how efficient would this even be? Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about this hot topic. Read more...

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How do Advertisers Always Know Your Location?

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How do Ads Find Your Location?

It’s common knowledge that advertisers and marketing companies gather and store quite a bit of information on online users. From collecting data on user interests and activity to allowing third-party cookies, they have a heap of tools at their disposal.

What’s more concerning than this is that advertisers can also follow your physical location everywhere you go. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll take a look at the ways advertisers get precise location data on online users and share with you some tips on how to stop them from doing the same to you. Read more...

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Hong Kong VPN Demand Skyrockets– Here’s Why

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Why are Hong Kong Citizens and Tourists Searching for VPN Services?

Over the past few weeks, the demand for VPNs that offer their services in Hong Kong has seen an enormous increase. This has been mainly in response to China’s new laws and fears that Beijing has started weaponizing the Internet. So, what’s behind the Hong Kong VPN craze? Are these concerns warranted, and what’s to be expected in the future? Read this week’s Zlog and find out everything you need to know about this burning topic.

A Spike in VPN Downloads

Over the last two weeks of May and the first week of June, the search popularity of the keyword “Hong Kong VPN” spiked for several hundred percent. If we dig a bit deeper and look behind these numbers, the primary reason for the rise in searches is clear to see. The second most popular term related to the Hong Kong VPN is the “National Security Law of the People’s Republic of China.” While this new law has not yet come to power, the National People’s Congress in China has adopted a resolution that opens up the door for such legislation in the near future. Read more...

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Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser – Why and How to Delete Them

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Why You Should Delete Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser

More often than not, browser cookies are a handy and convenient thing. They enhance user experience and make it much more streamlined than it would be otherwise. But, these data files also have another purpose, to track you. Every time you load up a website, you’ll get a cookie from the site’s server, but also a third-party tracking cookie from the advertiser that’s featured on the site.

So, occurrences like targeted ads and special offers tailored towards your interests that keep popping up on unrelated sites, all happen because of third-party cookies.  Third-party cookies have long been a big issue for privacy advocates, even though these data files most often don’t collect any sensitive personal information. Still, letting every single cookie through can compromise your privacy and even make you more vulnerable to hacker attacks. So, what can you do about this problem? Read this week’s Zlog to learn what they are, how they work, and why you should delete browser cookies. Read more...

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