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Google’s “Chrome” Web Browser Keeps Getting Hit with Dangerous Exploits – two major vulnerabilities discovered in two weeks!

  Google’s popular Chrome browser has been frequently attacked by cybercriminals taking advantage of critical zero-day vulnerabilities that seem sometimes slow to be repaired in 2024. The attackers are actively exploiting these flaws to pull off malicious hacking attacks before they can be patched. The latest is a nasty out-of-bounds write bug found in Chrome’s […]

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Leave ‘big tech’ 2FA password apps for more privacy with these great new Open Source alternatives

Keeping your online accounts and personal information secure is crucial in today’s digital world. Two-factor authentication (2FA) has become an essential security measure, and one common method involves using an authenticator app to generate time-based one-time passwords (TOTPs). While big tech companies like Google and Microsoft offer well-known authenticator apps, many privacy-conscious users have raised

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Forget about “Machine Learning” for a Moment. Why “Machine Un-learning” is Essential for Future Freedom if we hope to avoid Orwell’s “1984.”

A Free Society Requires the Constant Pursuit of Truth The search for truth is an ongoing process that requires continuous refinement and correction. In today’s world, where information is abundant and algorithms constantly improve, it’s easy to assume that the search for truth is a one-time accomplishment. However, in the pursuit of a free society,

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Need to Use Microsoft Windows? OK, but to be safe, run it Inside a Linux Virtual Machine

For those who find themselves needing to use Microsoft Windows software for a specific reason, but who remain mindful of the virus, malware and security risks that come along with Windows, there’s a simple yet powerful way to keep the best of both worlds: running Windows inside a software-powered virtual machine (VM) on a Linux

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Our Online Privacy is Under Attack – It’s time to start removing our data from the internet!

The digital age has ushered in an unprecedented era of information exchange, but with that comes a significant risk to personal privacy. Building on the insights from last week’s impactful article, “Take Control: Learn How to Remove Your Data From the Internet,” we’re excited to announce the return of the Jeff.pro “Remove Data” webinar. Click

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The Open Source Advantage: Responding to the Linux “XZ Utils” Security Incident

In today’s technology-driven world, software security is more important than ever. The recent discovery of a hidden backdoor in the widely-used XZ Utils data compression library for some Linux distributions shocked the open source community. While alarming, this incident also shows the strengths of the open source model used by Linux and the importance of

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The Story of Jeff.pro: 2 and 1/2 Years Helping Americans Learn Better Ways to Do Their Computing

In September 2021, Jeff.pro launched with the goal of teaching Americans better ways to use technology and protect their digital privacy. Founded by veteran technology entrepreneur Jeffrey Peterson, the site started with the “Linux for Beginners” course to help people switch from proprietary operating systems like Windows to the free and open source Linux OS.

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Online Data Removal Focus of New Jeff.pro Educational Series for Americans concerned with Law, Order, Constitutional Rights and Privacy

Reclaim Your Online Privacy: Jeff.pro Launches “Remove Data” Class In today’s digital age, our personal information is scattered across the internet, often without our full knowledge or consent. From people finder sites that aggregate public records, to data brokers that trade our details, protecting our online privacy has become increasingly challenging. However, building on the

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Our Online Privacy is Under Attack – It’s time to start removing our data from the internet!

The digital age has ushered in an unprecedented era of information exchange, but with that comes a significant risk to personal privacy. Building on the insights from last week’s impactful article, “Take Control: Learn How to Remove Your Data From the Internet,” we’re excited to announce the return of the Jeff.pro “Remove Data” webinar. This

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“e-Rescuing” the Most Vulnerable with FOSS: Protecting Students and Schools from Data Theft in an Increasingly Dangerous Cyber Environment

an essay by Jeffrey Peterson   The Disturbing Trend: A Wave of Attacks on Education Over the past year, a scary truth has come to light in the world of cybersecurity. There has been a constant wave of cyber attacks that are purposely targeting schools and their most vulnerable members: students. Hackers have stepped up

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