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The Best VPN Routers Of 2020

A VPN-capable router is a convenient device — it can provide VPN connections to your computers and mobile devices via Wi-Fi. You won’t have to install a VPN client on each device. Instead, all your devices are routed via one connection to your VPN provider.

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How To Run a VPN & Ad-Blocker On a Router

Why Run A VPN On Your Router? Using a VPN at the router level makes a lot of sense. It is a convenient way to make all your network connections private and encrypted. Every device that connects to your network will be able to access the VPN — there is no need to install a VPN application on each device. …

A Field Guide To Malware In 2016

Malware is used for a wide variety purposes from sleazy business practices to blatant crime. Discussions of malware often mix up the technology of malware and their uses. You will see below that the same technology can be used to direct ads to you that normally you would not see, or steal your credentials to your online banking account. It’s …

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A Guide To Avoiding Ransomware (Part 1)

Ransomware is malicious software that allows a hacker to access an individual or company computer, encrypt your data resident on it and then demand some form of payment to decrypt it. This lets hackers hold your data hostage – and hence the term “ransom”. Victims can regain access to their files only by paying the ransom, or by restoring from a backup that was hopefully not on a network that was accessible to the compromised computer.

How North Korea’s “Red Star OS” Implements Censorship

Security researchers have revealed new details about the censorship features in North Korea’s homegrown operating system, Red Star OS, which monitors the files people store on their computer and traces them back to their source. Red Star OS is an operating developed by the North Korean government for use by the country’s citizens. It is based on Fedora Linux but …

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Tor Unveils Hardened Browser for Extra Security

The Tor project recently released the first version of its “hardened” Tor browser package. This release comes with extra security features designed to provide more privacy and protection against attacks. The Tor browser is a special Web browser package that makes it easy to connect to the Tor network. It is designed to be portable and self-contained, meaning you can …

Using Eraser to Delete Private Data Completely from Old Disks

Keeping your data private while online is one thing, but how do you protect data on old computers or disks after they’re no longer in use? Eraser, an open source data destruction tool, provides a solution. Contrary to popular belief, “deleting” files from your computer doesn’t make them go away forever. In most cases, file deletion simply removes information from …

Report: Lenovo Computers Secretly Monitor User Behavior in Windows

Lenovo computers are a bad choice if you’re worried about protecting your privacy, especially as the Windows 10 era dawns. That’s according to a report that Lenovo computers come preinstalled with software that uploads data about user behavior to the company. The discovery was reported by Michael Horowitz, who noted that his Lenovo machine runs a program called Lenovo Customer …

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Verisign Offers Free Public DNS Service with Privacy Promise

Verisign, the Internet security and domain registration company, has become the newest organization to offer a free public DNS service, called Verisign Public DNS, which it says will ensure users’ privacy online. The service, which was announced this fall, provides better security and more reliability than the default DNS services that most people get through their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), …

Google Fixes STUN Flaw that Reveals VPN Users’ Private IPs

More than six months after news broke about a flaw in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that lets websites view visitors’ local IP addresses even if they are logged into a VPN, an official fix has made its way into Chrome. You can check if you are revealing your IP address here. The vulnerability centered on a feature that Chrome …

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Using A VPN Router From FlashRouters

FlashRouters provides routers that come with a VPN pre-installed and pre-configured. This is the most convenient way to acquire a router that is correctly optimized for a VPN.

How To Make Your Linux and VPNs Installs Easier

If you want to get started with VPNs and Linux without a lot of hassle, here are some recommendations: Get A Pre-Configured VPN Router A pre-configured VPN router can provide all your computers and mobile devices with encrypted internet connections. You won’t have to install a VPN client on each device, and all your devices count as one connection with …

How To Watch The Winter Olympics Online

The Winter Olympics is expected to draw a TV audience of about 3 billion. NBCUniversal is offering comprehensive coverage, with 539 hours of television broadcasts. And as it did with London Olympics, the network will be streaming every single competition live on its website and mobile apps. However, NBC, which is owned by Comcast, is once again restricting all of …

Linux Distributions Built For Anonymity

If you are serious about using the internet privately, you should probably be using an anonymous operating system. Listed below are privacy and security enhanced Linux distributions that can allow anonymous web surfing, encryption and advanced security measures. Most of them use the Tor network for anonymous internet connections.

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PlexPass: Easily Stream or Download Your Media Collection While Mobile

PlexPass

Plex is a very important app in my Portable Hyperfluous Computing System (more about this System in a later article). Plex allows you to access your personal media on every device you own. It converts and streams videos and music on-the-fly, to make them optimized for the device you are using. It is similar to the Airplay system for Macs.

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I2P: The Invisible Internet Project

I2P or the “Invisible Internet Project” is an ambitious project to create an anonymous internet. It is designed to allow anonymous web browsing, instant messaging, blogging and file transfers.

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Best VPN Routers For Home Use: Review

There are a number of routers available that support VPN connections. Using a VPN at home is convenient because all of your computers and mobile devices can be connected to a VPN, without having to install a VPN client on each device. Also, with a VPN router you can easily connect Netflix devices, gaming consoles such as Xbox or PS3, …