Top Stories Security
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- What To Do If You Lose The Master Password To Your Password Manager
- How To See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (And How To Stop It)
- Five Best File Encryption Tools
- Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared
- Most Cybercrime Still Relies On Our Laziness
VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a new security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you’re using a VPN, and it’s easy to exploit. Here’s how it works and what you can do about it.
Windows/Mac/Chrome: Encrypted cloud storage services aren’t difficult to find, but when you need to send a file to someone else and you want to make sure you keep some control over it (and it stays encrypted), you have fewer options. Peerio is a new free service that wants to make that whole process easy.
Firefox: The last time we highlighted uBlock, a fast and lightweight alternative to AdBlock Plus, it was Chrome only. Now the add-on is available for Firefox as well, and it works well, even though it’s still in beta.