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What is a CEO Fraud and How to Prevent it?

Today companies and their employees need to be very aware of potential online scam dangers. Cybercriminals have become very sophisticated not just regarding the technologies and software they are using, but also in being better able to impersonate legitimate entities and getting sensitive information from their victims. One email scam where this is best shown […]

November 30, 2023

What is a Pharming Attack and How to Prevent it?

Hackers and scammers have become very proficient at what they do to the level that very often their victims are not even aware that they are sent to a fake website. Such a website is called a pharming website. Pharming is an Internet scam similar to the better-known phishing, but with some notable differences (of which […]

Is Your Session Hijacked? How to Prevent Session Hijacking?

Every time you log in or access a website or server on the network you initiate what is called a “session”. Sessions represent a connection between the user’s computer or other device and a server and are what makes the exchange of information and data between two computers on the network possible. Most websites use […]

Encrypted Email Frequently Asked Questions

How do I report a suspicious email? Identifying a malicious or phishing email on time is important to protect your email and its data. The process of reporting a phishing or otherwise suspicious email largely depends on the email service you are using.  To report a suspicious email on Gmail, for example, open the email in […]

Russian Hackers Attack Exim Mail Transfer Agent

As the November elections in the United States draw closer so do the fears of a repeated 2016 scenario when Russian hackers interfered in the presidential elections. It seems those worries have only gotten more fuel following the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) advisory issued on 28th May. According to the NSA’s advisory, a group of […]

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 […]

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 […]