A Study on Private Browsing: Consumer Usage, Knowledge, and Thoughts

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

At DuckDuckGo, our vision is to raise the standard of trust online. To that end, we strive to understand what people know about online privacy and how they use the privacy features available to them. This report focuses on the feature in web browsers commonly referred to as “Private Browsing.” “Private ...

Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Sometimes Linux users can be smug about their system's security. And sometimes a major hole that's been hiding in Linux since about version 2.6 opens up and in you fall. The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the ...

Web Of Trust (WOT) Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them to third-parties for making ...

Yahoo Built a Secret Tool to Scan Your Email Content for US Spy Agency

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Users are still dealing with the Yahoo's massive data breach that exposed over 1 Billion Yahoo accounts and there’s another shocking news about the company that, I bet, will blow your mind. Yahoo might have provided your personal data to United States intelligence agency when required. Yahoo reportedly built a custom software ...

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

We think of our monitors as passive entities. The computer sends them data, and they somehow—magically?—turn it into pixels which make words and pictures. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if hackers could hijack our monitors and turn them against us? As it turns out, that’s possible. A group of ...