Lexie is the blog's resident tech expert and gets excited about empowerment through technology, space travel, and pancakes with blueberries.
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What is a phishing attack?

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Phishing is by far the most common “hack” used to steal passwords, take over accounts, and enter systems without...

6 common misconceptions about passwords

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We all need passwords. They are by far the most used form of authentication, not only on the internet...
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Protect your online banking

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It should require no further explanation why our online banking details are important. We keep our money there, and...
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Share files securely and anonymously with OnionShare 2

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We’ve been using OnionShare for a while at ExpressVPN and are quite excited to get our hands on the...
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Laws that threaten internet freedom around the world

3 min read
We recently explained why Australia’s new cybersecurity bill is a bad idea. It gives law enforcement the ability to...
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What are botnets, and how do you protect against them?

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Botnets are large networks of hijacked devices (robots) that can be remotely controlled by their creator. Mainly run for profit...
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Here’s why Australia’s cybersecurity bill is a terrible idea

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Despite international protest, Australia has passed a new bill that essentially outlaws encryption technology, making its population of 25...
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4 Ways you can be identified through social media

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On social media, it is easy to forget who can see our posts. A pseudonym can protect us from...
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5 famous whistleblowers who risked everything

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“See something, say something” is a safety and awareness campaign running across multiple cities in the United States. If you...
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What are the most dangerous technologies of the surveillance age?

4 min read
Technology such as encryption, VPNs, and Tor can help us maintain and defend our privacy online. But technology can also...

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