Anyone who’s gone to a website has probably noticed that the URL starts with http or https. You may have also seen a green lock icon with the word ‘secure’ written beside it. Have you ever wondered what those letters and that lock sign mean? HTTP Tells Your Browser How to Communicate with Websites  HTTP...
Have you ever been outside of the U.S. and tried to access Hulu or Sling TV? If you have, you probably got a message like this: This is called geo-blocking, and it’s a pain to deal with. Even though you may never have heard the word ‘Geoblocking’, I am quite sure you have experienced it....
VNC (Virtual Network Computing) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) may sound similar, but they are in fact quite different. Virtual Network Computing is used on computers to view and control other machines remotely over a network connection. It is extremely useful for using a desktop on the road or from another part of the house. It...
The primary aim of using any VPN service is data security. But how can you be sure that your VPN is actually protecting you? There are several steps involved while setting up a VPN which leaves the possibility of errors that can leak your data and expose your IP address even if you are connected...
Have you ever experienced a sudden drop in your internet speed right when you’re about to start catching up on Netflix? Or maybe, it’s taking a strangely long time to download your favorite game? You might be experiencing one of the most annoying tricks internet service providers (ISPs) use against their customers: bandwidth throttling. Bandwidth...
Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill that will prohibit the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in order to border their censorship efforts. Along with Russia, China has also taken a stringent stand against the use of VPNs. It has ordered the country’s three telecom giants to restrict individuals from accessing VPNs and it...