How to check if your VPN is working

February 16th, 2024 in How-to

The most basic function of a virtual private network (VPN) is to hide your real IP address from websites you visit (and anyone else on…

What is content filtering?

November 14th, 2023 in How-to

Businesses and other organizations use content filtering to block employees or customers from accessing certain online content.  There are a few reasons they may do…

What is a zero-day exploit and why are they dangerous?

October 20th, 2023 in How-to

A zero-day is a software vulnerability or security flaw in a computer system that its developers or vendors are unaware of. The term zero-day (also…

What is a VPN kill switch and when should you use one?

September 15th, 2023 in How-to

A kill switch is a security feature that protects your privacy. It ensures that you don’t connect to the internet thinking you’re protected by a…

Can someone see my internet history if we use the same WiFi?

September 1st, 2023 in How-to

Before WiFi, you had to connect your internet-capable device to a router via an Ethernet cable. The router then connected to a modem, which connected…

Why use a VPN for business?

August 23rd, 2023 in How-to

These days, virtual private networks (VPNs) are most commonly associated with commercial consumer-facing VPN services, such as Proton VPN, that allow individuals to bypass censorship,…

What is Tor Browser?

August 18th, 2023 in How-to

Tor Browser is a privacy-focused browser that lets you navigate the internet without anyone monitoring your activity or identifying you. It relies on the Tor…

What is a MAC address, and what can it reveal about you?

August 17th, 2023 in How-to

Every device that connects to a network does so through a network interface controller (NIC). Devices that can connect to multiple networks will have a…

What is I2P and how does it work?

June 30th, 2023 in How-to

The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is an open-source, decentralized anonymizing network built on similar principles to Tor. Unlike Tor, which was primarily designed to allow…

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