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Cyber security and deals #1
Winter holidays are around the corner and most of us spend this time with our family, loved ones. Most people have to travel on this period of time and in this case, have no choice but to use unfamiliar wifis. I can't stress enough how IMPORTANT it is to make sure your data is safe at such times. I did my own research on how to stay safe from cyber attacks.

Here's my insight:
1. Use some sort of password vault. For example LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password.
2. Always activate two-factor authentication if possible.
3. Use a VPN. A virtual private network also helps you overcome restricted content such as netflix usa, hulu and so on. I'm planning on getting one myself, here's are the best deals IMO right now:

1) Surfshark https://surfshark.com/christmas?coupon=sharkdiscount
2) ExpressVPN https://www.expressvpn.com/vpnmentor1
3) NordVPN https://nordvpn.com/coupon/deal/?coupon=santanord
4) VPN.ac https://vpn.ac/vpn-accounts discount code - 'best20'

Have you used any of these providers? Anything you can add?

Bonus tip: check if your email has been breached at http://haveibeenpwned.com and if so, change your password ASAP!

I hope somebody finds this useful. Well, at least I did after my personal details were stolen during my Christmas shopping last year.
(This post was last modified: 12-12-2018, 01:49 PM by Rush321.)

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RE: Cyber security and deals #2
(12-11-2018, 06:15 PM)Rush321 Wrote: Bonus tip: check if your email has been breached at http://haveibeenpwned.com and if so, change your password ASAP!

It's best not to provide your email address to such services. You don't know how It's handled on their end, and whether It's distributed to third-party entities.

That aside, appreciate the contribution, Inclusive of your Insight.
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RE: Cyber security and deals #3
(12-12-2018, 06:19 AM)mothered Wrote: It's best not to provide your email address to such services. You don't know how It's handled on their end, and whether It's distributed to third-party entities.

That aside, appreciate the contribution, Inclusive of your Insight.
You could be right.
On the other hand, they do provide info on different data breaches and it's good to know if your email could potentially be damaged.

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RE: Cyber security and deals #4
(12-20-2018, 12:54 PM)Rush321 Wrote:
(12-12-2018, 06:19 AM)mothered Wrote: It's best not to provide your email address to such services. You don't know how It's handled on their end, and whether It's distributed to third-party entities.

That aside, appreciate the contribution, Inclusive of your Insight.
You could be right.
On the other hand, they do provide info on different data breaches and it's good to know if your email could potentially be damaged.

I certainly agree with the nature of their service.

I've experienced (and still do on a daily basis) a lot when exploiting websites and the way data Is handled In their back-end, Is quite alarming. This Is one sector where my security concerns originate.
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RE: Cyber security and deals #5
I keep seeing NordVPN pop up on a few different sites, has anyone used them, what are your thoughts?

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RE: Cyber security and deals #6
(12-26-2018, 01:01 PM)lanku Wrote: I keep seeing NordVPN pop up on a few different sites, has anyone used them, what are your thoughts?

Yes, I use Nord. I like it.
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RE: Cyber security and deals #7
Quote:Anything you can add?

ZenMate and PIA (Private Internet Access), are both very worthy of their purpose.
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RE: Cyber security and deals #8
(12-12-2018, 06:19 AM)mothered Wrote:
(12-11-2018, 06:15 PM)Rush321 Wrote: Bonus tip: check if your email has been breached at http://haveibeenpwned.com and if so, change your password ASAP!

It's best not to provide your email address to such services. You don't know how It's handled on their end, and whether It's distributed to third-party entities.

That aside, appreciate the contribution, Inclusive of your Insight.

The guy Troy Hunt is a reputable Data Breach expert and created HIBP for non techies to see if they have been breached. The databases are available publicly anyway and all he's done is gathered everything into a fancy checker.

He's got way more to lose if he handled data wrong I'd reckon and since he is sponsored by 1password it'll end badly for both.

However I do agree it's best to be on the safe side which is why I'd advise everyone opt out of HIBP to avoid others from searching you (HIBP is very useful for OSINT to obtain hashes of user from leaked DB)
Don't think this is widely known but obvious.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/optout

Anyway I'm sure everyone here has enough common sense not to recycle email addresses as well as passwords Smile

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