Josh Lake

Josh Lake

Josh Lake is a writer who focuses on the intersections between technology, privacy, and security. His work helps companies and individuals get the most out of technological developments, without having to sacrifice their civil liberties or open themselves up to the ever-increasing threats of cybercrime.
December 24, 2018 | Josh Lake

The Dangers of Free VPNs

If you use a free VPN, then you have to wonder how your provider earns money to cover their own costs. The answer often involves advertising, but it can also be through far more sinister means. Running a VPN service costs a significant amount of money. There are setup costs, infrastructure costs, labor and other running costs. The companies behind…

December 6, 2018 | Josh Lake

Password Stealers Aren’t Letting up Any Time Soon

Password security has always been a challenge. Brute force attacks are constantly getting more powerful, but they aren’t the only threat you have to worry about. A range of password-stealing malware continues to grow in popularity. One example, Agent Tesla, has seen its detection rate grow 100% in just three months, according to data from LastLine. Despite this rapid…

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