Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at TopSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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Danger Confirmed: Heartbleed Really Does Open Up Crypto Keys to Hackers

14th April, 2014

The debate is over regarding whether the new OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability could be utilized to obtain private encryption keys from vulnerable servers and websites. Cloudflare has confirmed that private encryption keys are at risk.


Do Visionary Web Research Studies Using Deep Web Data & Excel Web Queries

11th April, 2014

What would you say if I told you that you have the tools at your disposal to do ground-breaking, Earth-shattering research? Well, you do, and I’ll show you how.


Disqus Commenting Platform Introduces Sponsored Comments

11th April, 2014

Disqus just announced that it is actively testing a new and innovative ad revenue stream called Sponsored Comments, placing advertisers at the top of the comment threads.


Massive Bug in OpenSSL Puts Much of Internet At Risk

9th April, 2014

If you’re one of those people who’ve always believed that open source cryptography is the most secure way to communicate online, you’re in for a bit of a surprise.


How to Set Up CDN the Right Way and Avoid SEO Problems

31st March, 2014

Tired of your website loading like a snail? Well, installing a CDN system on your WordPress blog can help, but setting it up wrong can really hurt. I’ll show you why and how to avoid those problems. CDN stands for “Content Delivery Network”, and it’s a way to cache content on your website that doesn’t […]


Making History: 6 Of The Most Important Tweets Ever Tweeted

29th March, 2014

Can you imagine what the JFK assassination or the tearing down of the Berlin wall would have been like had Twitter existed at the time?


Does The Fall Of Mt. Gox Mark The Beginning Of The End For Bitcoin? [MUO Debates]

28th March, 2014

Does 2014 mark the beginning of the end for Bitcoin?Or, is this only a bump in the road along the evolution of this new form of currency? MakeUseOf.com debates.


My WordPress Blog Could’ve Been Hacked – Detectify Saved Me

21st March, 2014

If I told you that there’s one place you can go to get peace of mind that your website is secure, would you believe me? Well you should, because there is. It’s called Detectify. I’m the kind of website owner that has always sort of been in denial. It can’t happen to me. Why would […]


Security Expert Bruce Schneier On Passwords, Privacy and Trust

20th March, 2014

In today’s interconnected world, all it takes is one security mistake to make your whole world come crashing down. Who better to turn to for advice than security expert Bruce Schneier? If you have even a passing interest in security matters, then you’ve surely come across the writings of Bruce Schneier, a world-renowned security guru […]


7 IRS Website Tools That Could Save You Time And Money

18th March, 2014

Here are a few online IRS tools for U.S. citizens diligently slaving away over their taxes. They make your job a lot easier. Don’t give up just yet.


6 Tech Tips To Help You Prepare For An Appearance On Radio Or TV

13th March, 2014

If you ever find yourself in the situation where you’ve been contacted for such an interview, here are a few important tips that will help you use technology to make your experience more enjoyable.


What Are Backlinks, Why Are They Important, And How Can I Get Them?

12th March, 2014

If someone like Tim Cook recommends a website for iPhone app reviews, you would probably pay attention, right? That is what backlinks are all about, and it’s why Google cares so much about them.


How Your Email Messages Can Make People Love You Or Hate You

11th March, 2014

If you want to come across in a positive way — as a team player, a competent leader or a trusted friend — the words you string together has a tremendous impact. This matters more with emails.


Looking For A Fast-Paced FPS Multiplayer Game? Try Soldier Front 2

7th March, 2014

If you have a weak heart, don’t play this game. Seriously.


HP Offers Scholarship of 250,000 Dollars to Women Studying IT Security

5th March, 2014

HP wants to support women in formerly male-dominated technology industries with a $250,000 scholarship for women who plan to attend select universities across the U.S. and study IT security.