Ninja Proxy Surfing Blog

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The Need For a Ninja Proxy

Protecting yourself online has never been so important.  The need to use common sense and adequate security and privacy tools is vital. If you’ve come here looking to become an online ninja proxy, surfing securely through the electronic ether well perhaps I can point you in the right direction. But First the Danger finding any sort of anonymity...

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VPN Wars – What’s the Best VPN for Netflix

There is something of a battle going on across the internet and it looks like it’s going to continue for a long time.  On the one side are the media giants of the internet, companies like Netflix, Amazon, BBC and Hulu who supply streaming media services to millions across the planet, on the other are the users of...

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The Dark Web – Secure and Sinister or Just Slow

The darknet is often cited on news stories and the mainstream media as a mysterious, scary place full of criminals and terrorists however part of that is simply not true.  There are actually plenty of criminals on there, in fact illicit substances and pornography seem to form a huge proportion of the anonymised sites. For anyone who has...

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Hollywood Hospital Pays Hacker Ransom

For many years, those of us working in IT security have heard phrases like ‘why should hackers target us?’.  They think they’ve nothing to hide, there’s no gain to be made attacking them so security is neglected on this basis.  Unfortunately virtually any individual, company or organisation is a potential target as the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre recently discovered. The...

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Do You Trust Your TV? It Could be Spying on You.

Well if you have a new Samsung TV then perhaps you should think twice before answering that question.  Their new generation of Smart TVs have a voice activation feature that allows you to switch on and off, change channels and stuff like that, but it’s possible that this comes at a significant cost.   An eagle eyed EFF...

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Turkish Hacker Sentenced

If you’re thinking of setting up for a career in computer crime, there’s many very tempting options for locating your centre of operations.  The obvious place is somewhere like Russia, where as long as you make money the police will be likely to turn a blind eye for a few dollars. There are many other places where minimal...