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Does a VPN protect you from hackers?

January 13th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A VPN can help to protect you from hackers on unsecured public WiFi networks. Malicious hackers try to gain unauthorized access to or otherwise disrupt the operation of your computer, smartphone, or any other internet-connected device.  While a virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect your privacy and security online, it’s not […]

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How do free VPNs make money?

January 6th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Most “free” VPNs aren’t really free because you pay with your personal data. If you’re looking for a virtual private network (VPN), it’s tempting to go for one of the hundreds of free services on the market. But you pay for most free VPNs with your privacy or security, and the cost can be high. […]

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5 reasons to use a VPN for streaming

December 2nd, 2022 in Privacy basics

A good VPN can help you stream your favorite TV shows and movies wherever you travel and protect your privacy and security online. What’s a VPN?Why use a VPN?Why use a VPN when streaming?1. Watch geoblocked content2. Stream on restricted networks3. Avoid bandwidth throttling4. Stream securely on public WiFi5. Keep your streaming privateIs using a […]

How to change your IP address on iPhone

November 18th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Learn how to change your IP address on your iPhone to protect your privacy and access content restricted by your location.  Your iPhone’s public IP address identifies your device on the internet. It’s one online label that websites, big tech companies, and governments can use to track you across the internet. Companies and governments may […]

What is malware?

July 7th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Malware is a general term for any software designed to harm computers or computer systems — from viruses and worms to rootkits, spyware, and ransomware. We explain what malware is, how it works, and how best to protect yourself against malware attacks. What is malware?What does malware do?What are the main types of malware?How can […]

What is Incognito mode (Private Browsing) and is it really private?

January 7th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Incognito mode, or Private Browsing, is a privacy setting in your browser that lets you surf the web more privately. But how private is it? We explain what Incognito mode is, how it works, and how you can use it to enhance your privacy. We’ll also look at what it doesn’t do and what you […]

What is an SSID and should you hide yours?

November 18th, 2021 in Privacy basics

This aricloe was expanded and updated Novemebr 2023. An SSID is the name of a wireless network. Learn how SSIDs work, how to find your SSID, and whether it’s better to broadcast or hide it. If you set up your home WiFi network, you may have selected the network’s name (SSID) on your devices, entered […]

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