Surfshark VPN Beached After Losing Its Way

Surfshark blew me away when I first came across it last year. It was fast, it was clean and offered fabulous speeds through its Wireguard protocol. It took no time for me to forget my long term provider NordVPN and to take out an extended subscription. I wrote about the Road To Damascus conversion here.  However, in recent months the service has lost its shine, and the glossy super-fast package I was wowed by has started to dim. Here are my thoughts on why.

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UpNote Can Steal Evernote Crown

Upnote

UpNote might just be one of the best note-taking and productivity tools that very few people have ever heard of.  Do a google search for “Best Note-Taking App of 2022” and you will get scores of results from respected sites such as Techradar through to obscure blogs run by dedicated tech geeks.  These reviews cover the usual suspects such as Google Keep, Evernote, Notion, etc but rarely ever mention UpNote. So, why was I looking and what criteria was I looking for?

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Password Strategies To Keep You Safe

Password Strategies To Keep You Safe

Passwords, apart from employees, are usually the weakest link in any cybersecurity chain. In 2019, Yubico found that two out of three survey respondents shared passwords with colleagues, more than half said they shared exact passwords on business and personal accounts and 57% said they did not change their passwords after a phishing attempt.  At a corporate and personal level, it is essential that employees and individuals must tighten up their password management if systems are to stay safe from attack,

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The Bat! Is A Highly Secure Email Client But Too Complex

The Bat! Email

The Bat! email client from Ritlabs has been around for years – 1998 to be precise – and is widely accepted as one of the best secure packages available. I was a registered user back when V4 was roaming the land, but for whatever reason gave up and pursued other avenues. I felt it was time to revisit.

The Bat! interface has not changed one iota over the years, but extra buttons have been created as functionality has increased and, if I am honest, it is not the most user-friendly front end. In fact, configuring The Bat! is, how can I put this nicely, a complete bastard!

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Malware Company Buys Up Top VPNs

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Online privacy has never been so important. Threats from spyware, ransomware, cybercriminals in general, hostile state players – the list goes on and on. One of the first tools to protect privacy has been agreed as a good, reliable and reputable VPN.

This has been shattered by a report from restoreprivacy.com that alleges that some of the leading VPN providers have been snapped up by a company that used to distribute malware and adware.

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