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Avast's "Secure browser" has been around for a while now.

Once a bundled feature with the premium version of its famous antivirus, Avast's Secure Browser is now a (free) standalone product.

Of course, the question of just how "secure" and "private" this browser truly is remains to be seen.

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As you may or may not know, Facebook is notorious for buying out competition.

This is especially true when that competition is something they can't beat outright or poses a serious threat to "their market." Instead of competing, they whip out their wallet and fork over cash.

Not to mention, y...

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The short answer is: Yes! You should've been using a browser focused on privacy yesteryear.

Privacy browsers are "normal" browsers that have privacy and security at the forefronts of their function. Ideally, they are open-source so that their source code can be read or compiled from source by the...

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For those who don't wish to download Chromium extensions from the Chrome Web Store, there is (fortunately) an alternative: you can install Chromium extensions manually. No Google account required.

While this guide is primarily for people using Ungoogled Chromium, it can apply to other Chromium...

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Out of the "big" and "mainstream" browsers, which include the likes of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, Safari is slightly more secure.

This how-to guide will show you how to increase your data privacy and security while using Safari.

I'll also be sure to keep in mind the delicate balance of se...

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Credential stuffing and brute force attacks are two common cyberattacks used to crack passwords and gain access to user accounts/information.

We're going to explore what credential stuffing and brute force attacks are and how they work.

Additionally we'll go over some tips for the best ways to...

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