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Improving Family Internet Safety With VPN

The average American family has five network-connected devices. These devices allow users to do everything from stream Netflix and Hulu to check sensitive private information. In this hyper-connected age, it is more important than ever to make sure all of your devices are protected, to ensure family Internet safety.

Recent privacy breaches at Uber, Macy’s and Facebook have shown the reality of cyber threats. While families are powerless to stop corporate security hacks, they can take steps to ensure that their home networks are protected. Leaving networks and network devices unprotected can lead to hacks of family networks.

The recent repeal of Net Neutrality has made many re-examine family Internet safety. Net Neutrality legislation was meant to protect private consumers and their data. With Net Neutrality repealed, Internet Service Providers have few limits on what they can do with your data. Users will have to take steps on their own to ensure safety for their families online.

While total anonymity on the Internet is impossible, families can protect their online privacy with a VPN.

Using a VPN for Family Internet Safety

A Virtual Private Network encrypts data by tunneling the connection through a secure server. Using a VPN, your original IP Address is hidden. With a VPN there is no more data mining, no more snooping and no more tracking from any of your network devices.

Families make use of the Internet for nearly every aspect of their lives. A VPN can help make your family safer in all of their online endeavors.

Protecting Your Family On Vacation

For families traveling abroad, access to the Internet is crucial. Whether it is for looking at train schedules, buying last minute tickets, or keeping up with friends back home, an Internet connection is becoming more and more mandatory. While some families may opt to use LTE or other forms of data connection, these options can be expensive and often offer slow speeds.

With this, many families on vacation end up using public WiFi, whether it be in hotels, cafes, or anywhere else. However, using public WiFi is a gamble. Public WiFi opens the door for hackers to snoop on your data, compromising your family Internet safety. Here are a few of the most common dangers associated with using public WiFi:

1. Man-in-the-middle attacks

This is the most popular form of attack by hackers. When a computer connects to a network it sends data back and forth between the device and the server. A hacker can sit inside the network and intercept the communication between a user’s computer and a network, making it no longer private. Essentially, this is the cyber equivalent of eavesdropping.

MitM attacks are inexpensive and require little technical expertise.

2. Sniffing and Snooping

These types of attacks are more complicated. Hackers buy software kits allowing them to track users on networks.

Using this method hackers can get more specific information when eavesdropping on their victims, including specific page visits and logins.

3. Malicious code and Malware

All software operating systems have security vulnerabilities. When your family logs on to a public network, hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities and leave malware or malicious code. This code can track user Internet movements long after they get off public WiFi.

4. Fake Hotspots

Even scarier is the possibility of connecting to a fake network. Hackers can set up their own account with an innocent-sounding name. For example, instead of “Hilton WiFi” they might call it “Hilton Hotel WiFi”. Both of these network names sound equally plausible, but while one is real, the other is a fake network.

Once users connect to a fake network all of their data can be tracked and stolen.

However, with a VPN you can avoid these problems with family Internet safety when connecting to legitimate public networks. As your data is encrypted, no one can spy on your or your family’s activity.

And, here at FlashRouters, we partner with some of the leading VPN providers, so you can be sure that your family is secure:

  



ExpressVPN
- Customized ExpressVPN firmware
- 30-day money back guarantee
- 24/7 customer service



IPVanish
- 1,100+ VPN servers in 60+ countries
- Owns and operates their own servers
- 3 months free with subscription


NordVPN
- Strict no logging policy
- Military grade encryption
- Award winning customer service

Avoid Data Snoopers With a VPN

Another way that a VPN can help increase family Internet safety is by hiding your information from data snoopers. These snoopers take many forms, including your Internet Service Provider.  While ISPs may not have malicious intent when tracking their customers’ usage data, it may still be an uncomfortable thought for many, especially when children are involved.

ISPs make money by selling your data to marketers and advertisers. As your ISP provides you with an Internet connection, they can see all of your traffic. This may be embarrassing to some, as private searches could result in targeted ads of a private nature.

Using a VPN fixes that problem. Since your data is encrypted, the ISP can’t see the sites that you are visiting. They can see the ISP tunnel, but no specific data on what is traveling through the tunnel. This means no more targeted ads and no more information being sold to the highest bidder.

However, while VPNs are an excellent solution to improving family Internet safety, not all devices are VPN configurable. Some devices, like Xboxes or PlayStations, cannot have a VPN configured onto them.

This is where FlashRouters can help!

FlashRouters Family Internet Safety Benefits

A FlashRouter is a customized wireless router upgraded with highly customized open-source firmware.

Our router experts continually check routers for the newest builds, test them, and configure them onto your unique product. FlashRouters also configures the router to ensure optimal configuration for your home environment.

Benefits of FlashRouters

Upgrading to a FlashRouter provides added network stability, increased range, and enhanced security.

And, while VPNs also work for individual devices, VPN subscriptions only extend to specific devices and have limited connections per account, usually far below the number of connected devices that the average person has. However, with a FlashRouter you can cover all your devices with one VPN connection.

You can take a look at some of our most powerful and popular routers that can help guarantee family Internet safety with a VPN.

Linksys
Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Netgear R6400V2 AC1750 Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300
Wireless-AC3200 Mbps
1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Top Gaming Router
Wireless-AC1750 Mbps
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor
3 Ext Antennas
Top Economy Router
Wireless-AC5300 Mbps
1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor
8 Ext Antennas
Great For Large Homes
$349.99$199.99$499.99

Access Geo-Restricted Materials and Improve the Shopping Experience

One of the biggest additional benefits to using a VPN or a VPN-enabled FlashRouter is accessing restricted content. Many streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. geo-restrict their content. The shows or movies that you watch in your home country may be unavailable in a foreign country. People in Germany may only have access to German shows and not the hottest US shows, or vice versa. Going over to another country should not restrict you from watching the content you did at home.

To fix that you can use a VPN. By using a VPN you can change your location to back home and access a variety of streaming options. Whether you want to watch the latest series or show your kids their favorite programming on PBS, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, or the Disney Channel, accessing them outside the United States is rather difficult. Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, all either limit or show different content in different regions.

While some may opt to stream or download that content illegally, this can undermine family Internet safety. Since many of these sites are illegal, it is important to understand how they make money. Very often, these sites make money by selling user information. Even worse, accessing these sites can expose users to malware, spyware, and other viruses that can do irreparable damage to Internet networks.

With a VPN connection and VPN-enabled, users can connect to a server in the United States and access their favorite content. With the FlashRouters Privacy App, that process is easier than ever. Just choose the server you want from a drop-down menu and click (as shown below with IPVanish).

Additionally, using a VPN can help improve your shopping experience. Online retailers change the prices of objects depending on location. With a VPN, users can change their location and compare prices in other locations to ensure that they get the best deals on the products they buy.

That’s important for many families, as money saved means more money that can be spent on vacations, college savings, or retirement.

Regardless of whether you’re a small family or a large one, improving family internet safety is crucial in today’s connected world. With a VPN and VPN-enabled FlashRouter families everywhere can do just that.

Have any other questions? Feel free to contact us. 

Top 3 Reasons For A Wireless Router Upgrade

 

Assuming that a wireless router is a set-it-and-forget-it device is an increasingly bigger security risk. If you are truly interested in the best performance and maximum privacy, vigilant monitoring of your home network is a must.

Older wireless routers are often the culprit when network security or WiFi performance problems arise due to unfixed manufacturer flaws or outdated hardware performance.

When issues are consistently occurring, a wireless router upgrade can be the cure!

The Importance of A Wireless Router

A wireless router is the centerpiece of any home network. Every device that uses a connection to the Internet takes advantage of the network created by the router to get online. For more information, FlashRouters has a comprehensive overview of what a routers actually does.

Single Router Setup

A powerful wireless router provides connected devices with the speed and performance to keep activities, like Netflix streaming and online gaming, working optimally.

The speed of a wireless connection is based on a variety of factors, starting with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) package. ISPs offer various subscription packages which are differentiated by bandwidth limitations. Economy subscription packages offer slower connectivity, as ISPs incentivize subscribers to purchase advanced plans for greater bandwidth.

The second factor affecting the speed of the wireless connection of devices is the distance from the router. Simply put, devices that are closer to the router will have a stronger connection to the router’s wireless network.

Furthermore, the make and model of the router affect how fast data is processed. The number and size of antennas, the speed of the internal processing unit (CPU), and the amount of flash memory embedded in the router all affect performance.

Still unconvinced? Here are the top reasons to upgrade:

More Devices Covered

According to research, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things will jump from nearly 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030. Having the proper wireless network infrastructure to support more devices is critical.

Enter MU-MIMO. MU-MIMO technology (Multiple User Multiple Input Multiple Output) reduces competition between devices on the WiFi network. With a MU-MIMO router such as the Netgear R7800 DD-WRT or the Linksys WRT3200ACM, multiple devices communicate with the network at the same time.

Before the introduction of MU-MIMO, routers used SU-MIMO technology (Single User Multiple Input Multiple Output). Devices connecting to networks using SU-MIMO technology compete for connectivity, as the network processes requests on a first-come, first served basis (as shown above).

In other words, devices form a line, like people entering a theater through one door. No one can enter the theater before the previous person enters. Likewise, device requests are processed only once the router processes the preceding device’s request. Consequently, if a network has many bandwidth-hogging devices, congestion can occur. This can lead to slow speeds and subpar performance.

A router using MU-MIMO technology, meanwhile, fixes this problem by breaking up bandwidth into streams. The router processes individual streams simultaneously, allowing for more devices to connect concurrently, thereby decreasing congestion. It is as if the theater above opened two, three, or four doors, instead of one. That allows for greater speeds and better connections.

Upgraded WiFi Standards

A wireless router upgrade can help your network stay up to date with the latest wireless standards. Check out the chart below to see how some of the older wireless standards compare.

 Wireless-GWireless-NWireless-ACWireless-AD
Max Throughput (Speeds):54 Mbps900 Mbps5300 Mbps7200 Mbps
Max Wireless Range (Radius):75 Ft200 Ft500 Ft500 Ft
Wireless Channel Widths:20 Mhz20/40 Mhz20/40/80/160 Mhz5/10/20 Mhz
Wireless Bands:One 2.4 Ghz (Single Band)One 2.4Ghz & One 5 Ghz (Dual Band)One 2.4 Ghz & Two 5 Ghz (Tri-Band)One 2.4 Ghz, Two 5 GHz Bands, & 60 GHz Bands (Quad-Stream)

As shown above, newer wireless standards allow for more device connections thanks to additional wireless bands. Wireless-AD expands on Wireless-AC by adding another wireless band. The new 60 GHz band allows for short range, powerful connections, reducing the load on other bands. Less load means that devices have a longer lifespan, saving you money.

Upgrading to a router with a newer wireless standard will extend wireless range considerably. Newer wireless routers come with more external antennas for better range and connectivity. Case in point, the Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter. This customized Open Source router takes the top spot for range with eight external antennas, ensuring that any house can be covered by the network.

Better Security

Upgrading your wireless network also helps deal with the number one issue: security. Older routers are less likely to have updates and therefore have more vulnerabilities. Newer routers are more commonly updated and have better security protocols. However, even they are not free from trouble.

Recent router attacks like VPNFilter have shown that regular routers and stock router firmware are still full of security flaws and vulnerable to hacks. Plus, manufacturers are slow to respond to known flaws. So where does that leave you?

Luckily there is a open-source firmware solution like DD-WRT. It is constantly updated, ensuring that there are minimal issues and if issues do arise, they are resolved quickly. However, installing DD-WRT is difficult, time-consuming, and could leave your brand-new router nonfunctional. That’s where FlashRouters comes in! We’ll take the hassle out of upgrading your wireless network and let you enjoy your upgraded wireless network experience.

Upgrading To A FlashRouter For Maximum Performance

A wireless router upgrade is a great start, but upgrading to a FlashRouter is a more complete solution. A FlashRouter is a customized wireless router upgraded with highly customized open-source firmware. Upgrading to a FlashRouter provides added network stability and performance, increased range, and upgraded security.

Our router experts continually check routers for the newest builds, test them, and configure them onto your unique product. We then help you configure the router to ensure the optimal configuration for your environment. Check out some of our Wireless-AC FlashRouters below:

Linksys
Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Netgear R6400V2 AC1750 Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300
Wireless-AC3200 Mbps
1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Top Gaming Router
Wireless-AC1750 Mbps
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor
3 Ext Antennas
Top Economy Router
Wireless-AC5300 Mbps
1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor
8 Ext Antennas
Great For Large Homes
$349.99$199.99$499.99

Interested in upgrading to the ultimate home networking centerpiece? Check out the Netgear Nighthawk R9000 X10 AD7200. It boasts a powerful 1.7 GHz Quad Core Processor and 4 high powered external antennas will provide a powerful bedrock for any wireless network.

Best DD-WRT Wireless-AD Compatible Netgear Router - R9000 Nighthawk AD7200

Bonus: VPN Protection

Upgrading to a FlashRouter allows for additional capabilities and upgrades to an already powerful wireless router, such as making it compatible for a VPN.

Furthermore, each one of our DD-WRT FlashRouters comes with our free FlashRouters Privacy App. The FlashRouters Privacy App revolutionizes and simplifies using a DD-WRT router with a VPN. With the Privacy App, users can:

  • Switch between locations with the tap of a button (as seen below using IPVanish)
  • Manage which devices go through the VPN and which don’t
  • Change VPN Providers with a few clicks on the same device

Want better support for your entire network? The FlashRouters Privacy App is here to help.

Any questions or concerns? Feel free to send us a message!

Turkey Blocks Tor, VPNs to Solidify Social Media Blocks

Turkey Blocks Tor and VPNs to solidify social media blocks

Turkey Blocks Tor, VPNs

Blocking social media sites wasn’t enough. Now restrictive governments are going after Internet anonymity tools.

Once again, a free and open Internet is proven to be a very powerful thing. Why else would oppressive governments move to restrict it when they feel threatened?

Turkey Blocks VPN and Tor

Major social media sites have been massively restricted or outright blocked in Turkey. This is proving to be a rather dispiriting routine for the Turkish government.

Moreover, citizens have grown wise to the recurring threat of Internet censorship from their government and many have taken to using anonymous browsing tools like Tor and VPNs. Why? Tor and VPNs allow Turkish citizens to circumvent the blocks. So Turkey took the next rational step, blocking Tor and select VPNs, according to Motherboard.

“This is something we’ve been through a million times,” Eva Galperin, the global policy analyst at the digital rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Motherboard. “At this point I could write a blog post on Turkish internet censorship using mad libs.”

Now, this isn’t a full TKO for the Turkish government. You can get around VPN blocks and continual changes by setting a VPN at a router with a pre-configured VPN WiFi router. It is an unfortunate development nonetheless.

Unsurprisingly, the Turkish government’s decision to block or massively throttle sites like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Skype is directly related to their usage by forces that oppose the current government. As ever, the first thing to go is free and easy communication. According to The Daily Dot,

Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yıldırım, has said “These kinds of measures may be taken from time to time for security reasons. These are temporary measures and when the danger is alleviated, everything returns to normal.”

The “danger” Yildirim is referring to are the protests coming from the opposition, People’s Democratic Party, also known as HDP. The protests sprang up in response to the arrest of 12 HDP party leaders. Preventing opposition forces from communicating and organizing is unsuprising but disappointingly common activity these days. VoIP services like WhatsApp and Skype give users the freedom to speak for free across great distances.

How to Get Around a Turkish VPN and Tor Block

So the Turkish government is forcing opposition party members, and everyone else, to sit in the dark for a while. They’re doing the best they can anyway. As for now, the supposed VPN block list in Turkey includes “Tor Project, VPN Master, Hotspot Shield VPN, Psiphon, Zenmate VPN, TunnelBear, Zero VPN, VyprVPN, Private Internet Access VPN, Espress VPN, IPVanish VPN.”

That said, ExpressVPNVyprVPN, and PrivateInternetAccess are working just fine in Turkey, according to Comparitech. Judge for yourself as to why Turkey would claim otherwise.

Regardless, that also leaves plenty of viable VPNs active in the region. We encourage you to look into other workarounds (*cough, routers with VPN pre-installed, *cough) as well. And keep using VPNs and Tor as much as possible. Anonymity tools are absolutely essential in this era of massive hacks and identity theft. They keep online data safe. Therefore, protecting them is necessary. This won’t be the last time some despotic government goes after Tor and VPNs. Help keep the Internet free.

*Shh…* If you want to see some our best routers for Turkey, look no further:

Linksys
Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 R7000 NighthawkLinksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900
Wireless-AC3200 Mbps
1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Top Gaming Router
Wireless-AC1900 Mbps
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor
3 Ext Antennas
One of our Most-Popular Routers
Wireless-AC1900 Mbps
1.6 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Use in Small-Medium Homes
$349.99$299.99$299.99

Celebrate Computer Security Day By Securing Your Network

Computer Security Day - Cybersecurity

Computer Security Day

Nestled in between some of the more widely known holidays of the late fall/early winter season is Computer Security Day. Every year, November 30th is devoted to increasing awareness around issues of cyber-security and Internet-based threats.

Anyone who follows this site with any regularity knows that cyber-security is one of the top things we discuss. So Computer Security Day is almost redundant in the FlashRouters office.

On the other hand, Computer Security Day does provide us the opportunity to highlight some of our tips for increasing your online security. So let’s take this holiday and take a look at some of the best ways to secure your wireless network.

Computer Security Day Tips for Securing Your Network

1. VPNs

At FlashRouters, we implore you again and again, the best thing you can do for your cybersecurity is to use a VPN. By tunneling all of your online info through encrypted servers around the world every time you log in, VPNs provide immeasurable levels of security for users. This remains the best way to thwart hackers and intrusive governments that wish to spy on your online behavior.

That’s why we make our comunity-vetted open source firmware routers so VPN-friendly. If you’re subscribed to any router on our supported provider list, we’ll send your new FlashRouter with your VPN pre-installed. What’s more, FlashRouters offers all kinds of alternative VPN setups that allow you to enjoy the protection your VPN provides with greater ease.

Linksys
Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 R7000 NighthawkLinksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900
Wireless-AC3200 Mbps
1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Top Gaming Router
Wireless-AC1900 Mbps
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor
3 Ext Antennas
One of our Most-Popular Routers
Wireless-AC1900 Mbps
1.6 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Ext Antennas
Use in Small-Medium Homes
$349.99$299.99$299.99

2. Better Passwords

FlashRouters has posted some of our favorite tips for improving your password before, but they merit another mention. Make unique passwords for each account you have, and save the info somewhere secure (not in a file on your computer called “My Passwords”). Use bad grammar because it stymies hackers’ ability to guess your password. You can even use a password generator if you can’t manage to randomize things enough on your own. The important thing is not to keep re-using the same password over and over again. Because once a hacker gets into one account, they can get into all of them.

3. Stay Up on Cybersecurity News

FlashRouters does our best to report on, or at least tweet out, all of the latest developments in the world of cyber-security. But there’s simply too much to catch it all. So aside from following our Twitter, we recommend routinely checking sites like ThreatpostWIREDArs Technica, CNET, and many more. We can’t tell you how many hacks and cybersecurity threats slip under the radar. Stay vigilant and informed and update your devices accordingly.

Well, that’s all for this Computer Security Day. FlashRouters promises to remain diligent in our quest to keep your wireless networks as secure as possible. All we ask is that you do the same on your end. Subscribe to those VPNs, maintain the integrity of your antivirus software, don’t use weak passwords, and for god’s sake, keep reading up on cyber-security!

FlashRouters Cybersecurity News Roundup – November 2016

Cybersecurity News Roundup

FlashRouters Cybersecurity News Roundup for November 2016

Hacked emails have been a centerpiece news item during the American Presidential election, as you surely realize. Consequently, we’ve seen a lot more cyber-security items in the news than is typical.

Cybersecurity is certainly a topic worthy of highlighting. A Presidential candidate’s hacked emails get the most attention, but there’s a lot more going on under the radar. So FlashRouters has gathered up some of the most interesting cybersecurity news stories of the recent past.

These troubling stories reinvigorate our sense of purpose.  We flash our routers with security-enhancing firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato for this very reason. FlashRouters partners with top VPN service providers and make our routers VPN-friendly. Doing so safeguards our users WiFi networks from these threats.

Take a look at our recent bestseller list. Discover the ways FlashRouters and our VPN friends can safeguard your network against the dangers described in the news stories below. And keep reading up on cybersecurity news. An informed populace is the best defense.

Cybersecurity News for November 2016

Online International Intrigue

Israel Blocks Online Pornography – The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation is united in their approval of a bill to block online pornography by default. This means that, if you live in Israel and wish to view pornography, you will have to directly contact your ISP and ask them to unblock it. Disincentivizing through humiliation is the name of the game.

Indonesia Is the First Asian Country with “The Right to Be Forgotten” –  Laws passed regarding “the right to be forgotten” allow people to ask search engines to remove stories about them that are either “old, irrelevant or infringes on their privacy.” The laws are intended to shield people from lifelong embarrassment. The European Union passed such a law in 2014, and now Indonesia has become the first Asian country to do so. Naturally, this “right” raises concerns about freedom of the press and censorship.

International Espionage

Wikileaks Denies Receiving Clinton Emails from Russia – Let’s start with the big cybersecurity news of the year. Julian Assange and Wikileaks are slowly rolling out emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta, in a seeming effort to embarrass the Clinton campaign for President. Journalists worldwide have accused of Assange of publishing emails obtained by Russian hackers and working to undermine the Clinton campaign. Assange has finally denied that the emails came from Russian hackers. Believe that or don’t.

Ukrainian Group Hacks Emails of Top Putin Aide – Some say Russia has been unduly exercising influence on the American Presidential election? Well, enjoy a little comeuppance for our meddling friends in the Kremlin. Cyber Hunta, a Ukrainian group of hackers, released over a gigabyte of hacked emails from Vladislav Surkov, one of Vladimir Putin’s top aides. The emails reveal Russian influence over the separatist movement in Ukraine, which the Kremlin had previously denied.

Shadow Brokers Reveal Groups Targeted By the NSA – Let’s stick with the theme, “just desserts.” A group or person called “Shadow Brokers” has leaked data that purports to show hundreds of organizations that have been targeted by the NSA over the past decade. Boy, is it satisfying to report on NSA’s compromised data.

VoIPS

Morocco Unblocks VoIPs Ahead of Climate Conference – The Moroccan government blocks VoIP apps like Skype and WhatsAPP, until recently. The block was quietly lifted, without explanation, on October 24th. Why, you ask? Users speculate the block was lifted in anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22). The COP22 is due to take place in Marrakesh between November 7th and 18th. The ban may very well be reinstated right afterwards. We will also know that soon enough.

WhatsApp Blocked in Yemen – The tragic ongoing civil war in Yemen makes the necessity of VoIP apps like WhatsApp all the more necessary. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the popular service has been blocked in Yemen for the past month. MTN, one of the main telecom services in Yemen, claims the interruption in service is due to a technical error. More likely, this is a deliberate interruption, orchestrated by the government, meant to stymie political opposition.

WhatsApp Criticized for Sharing User Data with Facebook – Many rightly praise WhatsApp for their free VoIP services. WhatsApp allows global users to communicate with each other, even in impoverished areas. Therefore, it is disappointing to learn WhatsApp is sharing data with its parent company, Facebook. Don’t worry, though. Data protection groups around the world are making their displeasure known.

Belgian Court Fines Skype for Failing to Intercept Criminal Calls – A Belgian court has fined Skype 30,000 Euros for failing to provide more than metadata about a criminal organization. Skype’s defense – that providing the user’s conversations is technically impossible due to the technological architecture behind their service – seems pretty reasonable to us. Belgian courts disagree. Also, this Belgian ruling sets a precedent for massive privacy invasions.

Now, Deep Breaths

Cybersecurity Firm CEO Encourages Calmer Approach to Cybersecurity – By now, we’ve surely convinced you that the world of cybersecurity is in a dire state. Don’t freak out too much. Lares CEO Chris Nickerson encourages us all to calm down. As Nickerson says, the best decisions regarding how to proceed are not made in an agitated state. Don’t be bullied into making aggressive, irrational decisions about cybersecurity. Take a deep breath. Analyze the data. Then make your decision. Naturally, we recommend a VPN-friendly FlashRouter.

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