Dennis Stewart

Dennis Stewart is a science fiction fan who wants you to be a little more paranoid. When he's not at his day job as a CipherTechs security engineer or writing for How-To Geek, he works a third job as a space trucker in Elite: Dangerous.

The reports of the MP3 file format’s death have been greatly exaggerated. This past week, news sites around the internet ran stories claiming that the MP3 is dead. This seems to come from a misunderstanding of a press release, and then others trying to play copycat for clicks. So what’s the deal with MP3, and why do people think it died?

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You may have heard a lot of news recently about internet service providers (ISPs) tracking your browsing history and selling all your data. What does this mean, and how can you best protect yourself?

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Microsoft is heavily pushing their Windows 10-exclusive browser, Edge. Ads built into Windows 10 are now claiming that Edge is “safer” than Chrome and Firefox. How did Microsoft determine that, and is it really true?

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DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are becoming increasingly common and potent. Denial of Service attacks come in many forms, but share a common purpose: stopping users from accessing a resource, whether it’s a web page, email, the phone network, or something else entirely. Let’s look at the most common types of attacks against web targets, and how DoS can become DDoS.

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Have a prepaid card with a few dollars left on it? Just want to add enough to snag a deal later in the week without going overboard on spending? By default, Valve only lets you add funds in increments of $5 to your Steam account—but there are a few ways around that.

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Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a security technique used in operating systems, first implemented in 2001. The current versions of all major operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux) feature ASLR protection. But in the past week, a new method of bypassing ASLR has been found. So, should you be worried?

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