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Want to get a Yahoo email account? – Yahoo gets hacked!

The second largest email provider Yahoo gets hacked! Are you sure you want to get a yahoo email account? Secure your passwords immediately with LastPass.

Yes, Yahoo, the second largest email service provider in the world has been has been hacked! An estimated 273 million user names and passwords have been stolen.

If you have a Yahoo account change your password immediately. Also anywhere you use that same password or a similar password go change it immediately.

Also, I highly recommend you download and use the LastPass software. See my LastPass software review and you will never worry about being hacked again.

Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence these days so you must take measures to protect your privacy online.

Here’s what my password looks like, but I don’t have to remember it because LastPass remembers it.

AAuBUbcKanvEAc6cpYxAbx5r3QWv6qjTDBhvnvu8SyVG75MxvwAYnWkrryVJzgGN88

January 28th is the Annual Data Privacy Day!

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is now a celebration for everyone, observed annually on January 28.

Visit the Data Privacy Day website to learn more about how to protect your data and help spread the word!


Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

Sucuri Malware Protection

How can I trust this website?

How can I trust this website? Are you concerned about getting a malware virus from a website you visit? Protect yourself and your websites with Sucuri.

Are you concerned about getting a virus or malware from a website you visit?

Sucuri monitors websites and checks them to protect the visitor and the site owner against malicious malware. If you want to check out a website you are unsure about visit this link and scan that website for free. If you have your own website you can sign up for monitoring and they will monitor it 24/7. We’ve already scanned our website, but if’ you’d like to as well feel free to visit this link and past in our url http://howtoprotectyourprivacyonline.com/

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Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

VPN Diagram

Do you need VPN?

With Internet privacy becoming such a huge issue more and more people are asking Do I need a VPN? Learn what a VPN is and why you need one in this blog post.

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.

Typical Use of A VPN

When companies have offices in multiple locations or remote staff they often use a VPN to allow their staff connect to private services that would normally only be available if they were connected to the physical network at the home office.

Work at Home Example

Let’s say you work from home and you need to connect to a special database or program that you normally only have access to from your work computer and it’s not a web application like Facebook. Your company could setup a VPN that allows you to connect through the public Internet to the home office network and have a PRIVATE and SECURE access into the company network to access all the same stuff you would have access at work.

The VPN creates a secure tunnel that connects you directly to work network and it’s secured by strong encryption technologies. So even from a coffee shop with FREE Wifi you could use your office programs securely.

Using a VPN to Protect Your Privacy and Identity Online

There are many companies that have setup VPN servers all over the world for the general public to use.

So, instead of using a VPN to connect to your work, you use these VPN services to connect to the regular Internet.

Why use a VPN to connect when I can connect without it?

The key reason is the strong data encryption and private tunnel that a VPN provides which hides you from those that may be spying on you.

VPN Diagram

VPN Diagram

Here are some great reasons to use a VPN

  • Your internet service provider may be blocking access to certain websites. For instance, China blocks a lot of websites like Google and Facebook. So you could use a VPN to act like you are surfing the web from another country and access those websites.
  • Your internet service provider may be collecting data about your web usage and creating a profile to sell to others or report you to government agencies.
  • When using FREE Wifi networks your data may be captured by nefarious hackers wanted to steal you identity.
  • If you want to keep your data safe from any prying eyes and companies that want to track you across the internet.

Should I use a FREE or Paid VPN Service?

You can easily find a FREE VPN services with a quick Google search, but I recommend you don’t use them. Why? Well basically you are letting that person or company spy on everything you do. It could be a hacker stealing passwords and credit cards or it could be the NSA or some other spy organization looking to steal data about people.

You need to your a paid service that has a lot of servers all over the world that is known and trusted by many people.

Be sure read my review of the VPN service I use called Hide My Ass


Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

adobe password hack

What are some good passwords? – Don’t ask Adobe!

What are some good passwords? Learn how to create a good computer password so you don’t get hacked and get your identity stolen line 130 million Adobe users.

If you haven’t heard, one of the largest and oldest software companies in the world had their website hacked and 130 million users passwords.

The most common passwords revealed by the hack were “123456,” “123456789,” and “password.” I bet some of you reading this now have used a password as simple as this. Please make me a promise to never use such a simple password.

The best passwords will have a combination of upper and lower case letters, special characters and numbers. A good example would be AeDsre13#a1x. A length of 12 characters is a pretty good level of protection and fairly easy to type and remember.

Better yet check out my review of LastPass to make your life stress free when it comes to password security.


Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

What is your biggest online privacy concern?

I’d like to know what online privacy matters concern you the most? If you’d like me to write about a certain topic I’d love to hear about it.

Leave a comment below and tell me what’s on your mind and I’ll try to address it with a blog post, article or video tutorial.

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Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

What did President Obama say about NSA spying programs?

During his speech the other day outlining revisions to the U.S. intelligence operations, President Obama said some changes were going to happen immediately and the government was looking for scale back the collecting of phone records on American citizens.

But, what the President didn’t say was that wholesale data collection of Americans was going to stop. The NSA is still going to collect a copy of everything that travels over the internet. Whether the government stores it it’s own facility or not is really not the issue. Someone will store your data, so if you’re smart you will learn how to encrypt your communications and keep other people from reading it.

Let’s face it, we live in a digital world and if not the government someone will be trying to hack you and track everything you do online. I will be publishing regular articles and how to videos on how to protect yourself online so be sure to follow me on the various social media platforms located at the top of the website.

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Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com

Welcome to my new project!

Thanks for visiting my new pet project. This website will be all about as the name suggests how to protect your privacy online. I’ve always been somewhat of a web geek but all of this talk about the NSA and the information that has been leaked by Edward Snowden got me very interested in online privacy and security. I spend a lot of time researching and learning about security and how to protect yourself online so I thought I would share my findings with you here.

Most people are really ignorant when it comes to using computers and being safe online. I bet some of you reading this right now use the same password on many websites and probably have it written on a post it note on the side of your monitor.

My goals is to communicate this complicated stuff as clearly and easily as possible so the most novice computer use can understand it and get some benefit from this website and most of all start being a little safer online.

Make sure you follow me on my social media channels and sign up for the newsletter. I’ll be posting some great stuff here.


Be Safe,
Wayne Wallace
http://waynewallace.com