Honest review of the ProtonVPN service

Since the official public launch, I have received dozens of emails (and Twitter DMs) from readers asking me to review ProtonVPN.  A group of scientists with a track record of building secure products (ProtonMail) designed ProtonVPN from the ground up to be safe and privacy-enhancing.  The promise is that they will bring the same end… Continue reading Honest review of the ProtonVPN service

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Review

VPN Unlimited is one of the most popular VPN services available and for good reason. It is fast, reliable and competitively priced (deal below). VPN Unlimited is a USA based provider and offers termination in more than 30 countries (with multiple locations in most countries). VPN Unlimited has good platform support (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad,… Continue reading KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Review

Michael Moore launches Trumpileaks using strong encryption tools

American politics is an extremely divisive issue and I will not be taking any sides in this debate. The purpose of this article isn’t to promote any sides but rather to talk about how encrypted communication tools are being used. Michael Moore launched a sub-page to his domain called Trumpileaks. The purpose is to give… Continue reading Michael Moore launches Trumpileaks using strong encryption tools

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks have doubled in Q2

Akamai, the 800lb gorilla of internet security, has published its Q2 2016 State of the Internet Security Report. DDoS attacks seem to be a prefered attack vector and have doubled in number over the past 12 months. In Q2, The security teams at Akamai have counted a 129% YoY increase in the number of DDoS… Continue reading Distributed Denial of Service Attacks have doubled in Q2

Your phone calls and SMS messages aren’t secure

In the above 2015 presentation, security researchers broke the secrecy around a protocol called SS7 and explained how a technically proficient user can “break it” and easily compromise your mobile phone call data and text messages. Seeing an opportunity, 60 minutes produced a popular segment  that scared viewers and I still receive emails from readers… Continue reading Your phone calls and SMS messages aren’t secure

Hacker eavesdropes on Quebec Liberal Party Meetings

A local Quebec french language newspaper (Journal De MontrĂ©al) has an interesting report about a hacker exploiting a critical flaw in the PLQ (Quebec Liberal Party) video conferencing system allowing him to eavesdrop on private strategy discussions.  Lucky for the PLQ, the hacker is a white-hat (good guy) and informed employees of the flaw. He… Continue reading Hacker eavesdropes on Quebec Liberal Party Meetings

Chinese developer charged with espionage

American federal authorities have charged a Chinese developer (believed to be an ex-IBM employee) with stealing source code from big blue. The defendant, Xu Jianqiang was arrested by the FBI in December and since they have raised the indictment to 6 charges (from the original one):  3 x economic espionage and 3 x theft of… Continue reading Chinese developer charged with espionage