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5 Useful Tips to Prevent Email Hacking

Electronic mail is an incredibly useful communication method, but it does come with certain risks. In 2019, according to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report, 94% of malware was delivered by email. Email hacking in one form or another is an all-present danger, so it’s more than useful to know how to increase safety to mail […]

November 30, 2023

Am I Being Tracked by the Government?

2013 was a pivotal year for online privacy. It’s not that people weren’t thinking about Internet privacy problems by then, but it took Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks to really open most people’s eyes on how their government might by tracking them online. Of course, a lot has been said about Snowden and NSA, but there […]

Why End-to-End Encrypted Data is Important to Protect Free Speech

This Wednesday, on his podcast #1536, Joe Rogan had the former NSA contractor and whistleblower, Edward Snowden as a guest. In about a two-and-a-half hour-long podcast the two touched on different topics like end-to-end encrypted data. If you haven’t already, I really recommend listening to this as it’s a very interesting conversation. Snowden was also on the […]

CTemplar Mobile Code is Now Open Source!

Today, we are happy to announce that we have released our CTemplar mobile code as open source! With this, we continue our mission for open source email software and encryption that we are dedicated from day one here at CTemplar. What this means is that all of the CTemplar source code, including the one running […]

What Journalists Need to Know About Digital Safety and Security?

The Internet and the digital era have disrupted many industries. Some, like real estate, marketing, commerce, etc. have found a way to thrive in the new digital world, while others like brick-and-mortar booksellers, language translators, travel agencies have seen a decline as a result of online services like Amazon or Expedia that essentially do the […]

Can the US Government Spy on its Citizens?

In most US citizens’ minds, there is little to no doubt that the government is spying on them. In two separate polls, 7 in 10 (Pew Research Center, 2017) and 8 in 10 (Monmouth University, 2018) people in the United States believe that the US government is tracking their emails, phone calls and other communication […]

7 Quick Tips for Internet Safety and Privacy

The Internet itself is an awesome tool that can enrich your life, but only if you use it smartly. Every year brings a new cautionary tale of Internet privacy violation and this is why we have compiled these 7 quick tips that will protect your Internet safety and privacy if you stick to them. Not […]

What is a Snowshoe Spam Attack and How to Prevent it?

Although they are annoying as hell, one thing has to be said about spammers. They are inventive in finding new ways to avoid spam filters. One such “inventive” way to avoid spam blacklists is the snowshoe spam attack. What is the Snowshoe Spam Email? The first instances of snowshoe spam email date back to 2009, […]

What is Self-Destructing Email and How It Can Help You?

Do you remember playing with invisible ink when you were a kid? Maybe you wrote a secret note that you wanted only one special person to read or you helped a buddy with an answer on a difficult exam. Well, we grew up now so we no longer use invisible ink to write notes. Now […]

Net Neutrality and Privacy: The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality

As the 2020 US Presidential Elections draw close, we thought it to be a good idea to refresh a little on net neutrality (especially since the two main candidates don’t seem to be paying any attention to it in their campaigns). The net neutrality or Open Internet debate has been going on for over a […]

How to Encrypt Your Internet Connection and Make it Safer?

f you ask Internet users “do you want a more secure Internet connection?” you’ll have a hard time finding one that will answer negatively. Everyone wants a safer Internet. The problem is that most people don’t really know how to get it. At best, they create some strong passwords, avoid potentially malicious websites, look out for […]

What is a Network Security Key?

At CTemplar, one of our main goals is helping users be more secure online, whether through our own encrypted email service or providing useful Internet safety and privacy tips. Not everyone is an Internet security and privacy expert though. Most people take the Internet for granted. They don’t have to bother knowing what an IP or […]

Norwegian Parliament Hit by Email Hack

Against email hackers, no one should really consider themselves 100% “safe”. This is a lesson several Norwegian Parliament employees and parliament members learned the hard way after the Stortinget suffered an email cyber attack in late August. That several Parliament email accounts at the stortinget.no address were hacked confirmed the Parliament’s President Tone Wilhemsen Trøen, […]

What is a DNS Attack? What are the Most Dangerous DNS Attacks and How to Protect Against Them?

The Internet as we know it simply wouldn’t function without its vital part – DNS. Unfortunately, DNS has its vulnerabilities. An attack in which the hacker exploits DNS vulnerabilities is called a DNS attack and in this article we are going to explore some of the most common DNS attacks, why they happen and how […]

The Only Anonymous Payment Resources You Will Ever Need?

If you’re like 69% of Americans, you probably bought something online at least once. There are a lot of convenient ways to pay online but have you ever stopped to consider the risks of revealing your identity and credit card info so freely? Luckily, these risks can be mitigated through anonymous payment. In this article, we […]

What is the Safest Email Service for Online Business?

Even though there are plenty of ways to communicate online, for most businesses email remains the number one communication tool even in 2020. However, the more emails you receive and open, the greater the chance of something with malware attached it is to slip by. Because of this, you need to find the safest email […]

ISP Selling Data Bill – Why Should You Care About it?

When we talk about online privacy, it’s usually to criticize tech giants like Google, Apple, Amazon, or Facebook for the way they collect their users’ data and then make money selling it without consent.  But they are not the only ones you should be concerned about. Your ISP could also be selling your data and, […]

How to Choose the Best Email Security Solutions for Your Business

While there are plenty of different ways to communicate online, including chat, VoIP, text, social media and so on, for businesses, even 50 years after it first came to the scene, email remains the number one online communication tool. Today, however, in 2020, we are faced with much more online threats than were around in […]

What are the Best Anti-Phishing Solutions You can Use to Protect Your Email?

Phishing is a very common and often expensive problem that every email owner encounters at least once. However, it gets even worse for business email accounts. According to Cybint’s 15 Alarming Cyber Security Facts and Stats report, as many as 62% of companies have experienced a phishing attack at least once. Phishing, unfortunately, isn’t just one technique. […]

Why Your Organization Needs a Free Secure Email Account?

Does your company have a free secure email account, or are you risking your organization’s and your customer’s valuable information? Although we have seen in the recent few years organizations communicate both internally and externally in many different ways, including video calls, chat rooms, audio conferencing and so on, email remains the most popular method. That’s even […]