Welcome to 27LABS News

27Labs publishes many software products and tools to help protect your privacy, guard against malicious activity, and manage content you see online. The company was originally founded in 1995 as Solid Oak Software and is still under the same family ownership. This site contains relevant news regarding internet trends as well as product announcements and case studies. Please check  back frequently as the internet is a rapidly changing place and news that affects you comes frequently.

What security products do we use?

We frequently get asked by friends, family and customers if we actually use any of our own products for personal use. It legitimate question actually, many companies develop software for particular purposes that they, themselves don’t actually have a need for. This is an easy one though, we all use…

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PayPal Partners With SPLC – Cancels Customers

PayPal and other online credit card payment processors are canceling the accounts of customers who are identified as visiting any website identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC lists numerous groups as being hate or extremist groups and you can look at their…

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New Phishing Operation Makes it Easier Than ever

An interesting article appeared today on ZDNet about a “company” that provides a pay-as-you-go phishing service. Designed to look like common cloud service user login screens, they are professionally done and victims are too easily fooled. From the article: “Microsoft is shining a light on a phishing-as-a-service operation that’s selling…

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Social Scores Are Coming

Your Credit Score May Soon Depend on Your Web History “In the not-too-distant future, your internet habits could help determine how much house you can buy and the rate on your next auto loan.” Read the whole article at Yahoo Finance

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