Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Airline Booking Hacks: What Works, and What Might Get You in Trouble Advertisement Supported by Frugal Traveler Finding the lowest airfare has become a favorite frugal pastime, and there are websites to help you nail down cheap fares. Some strategies, however, are dicey. ByElaine Glusac March 29, 2019 Between bargain-shopping travelers and airlines flashing ephemeral prices, searching for the lowest airfares can feel like a game of cat and mouse. Sometimes, the game carries real-world risks, including the recent news that Lufthansa is suing a passenger whom the airline contends intentionally skipped a flight leg using Bargain hunting has led to a rise in cheap travel websites and rules of thumb for booking, such as flying at off-peak times and on slower days. “People would like a simple rule, … [Read more...] about Airline Booking Hacks: What Works, and What Might Get You in Trouble
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications watchdog threatened on Thursday to block access to popular VPN-services which allow users to gain access to websites which have been outlawed by Moscow. Russia has introduced tougher internet laws, requiring search engines to delete some results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services and social networks to store users' personal data on servers within the country. But VPN (virtual private network) services can allow users to establish secure internet connections and reach websites which have been banned or blocked. Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said it had asked the owners of 10 VPN services to join a state IT system that contains a registry of banned websites. If the VPN services link to the system, their users would not be able to reach websites which had been blocked or be able to use the banned Telegram messenger service. The internet censor said that it had sent notifications to NordVPN, Hide … [Read more...] about Russia threatens to block popular VPN services to prevent website access
NordVPN's top-rated security solution is on sale for the next few days. Entrepreneur Store Published 8:30 am CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Photo: Helena Lopes Photo: Helena Lopes Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Helena Lopes Using Public Wi-Fi? Here's How to Protect Your Personal Data. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Another day, another online security scare. This week, Wired magazine is reporting that hackers are distributing a "megaleak" among themselves of more than 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords, all of which were obtained in recent years as part of database breaches at Dropbox, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and other major companies. (You can find out if your own … [Read more...] about Using Public Wi-Fi? Here’s How to Protect Your Personal Data.
If you only do one thing to better protect your online privacy in 2019, start using a VPN. A VPN, or virtual private network, is a decades-old technology that was once used mostly by big companies to give employees access to their private intranets. About a decade ago, VPN use grew as techies began embracing the technology for personal use–especially so they could get around geo-blocked services, such as streaming services that aren’t available everywhere. As privacy concerns have skyrocketed in the last few years, VPNs have begun to be adopted by everyday consumers. As with most things relating to networking, the technical aspects behind how a virtual private network works are complex. In simple terms, a VPN encrypts the network data on your computer so others–such as your ISP or someone snooping on a public Wi-Fi network you’re using–can’t read it. The VPN then routes all your encrypted internet traffic through a secure server before sending it … [Read more...] about The one thing you should do to protect your privacy in 2019
They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But for Mark Rober, it’s much sweeter served smart, smelly and covered in glitter. The former NASA engineer-turned-YouTube star has received plaudits online after designing a booby trap to avenge all those who’ve fallen victim to a new wave of neighborhood crime: doorstep delivery theft. Rober spent six months combining GPS tracking, cameras, fart spray and glitter in an elaborate and amusing mechanism after discovering thieves had stolen an Amazon delivery from his doorstep. In a video posted on his channel, the 38-year-old, who helped design the U.S. space agency’s Curiosity Rover, said his engineering experience left him well-placed to “take a stand” after dismissive police left him feeling “powerless.” “If anyone was going to make a revenge ... package and over-engineer the crap out of it, it was going to be me,” said Rober, who spent nine years with NASA. So-called “porch … [Read more...] about Former NASA Engineer Designs Glitter Bomb Trap to Avenge Amazon Delivery Theft Victims