It is already the second month UK ISPs have been practicing their warning systems within the anticipated piracy alerts campaign. This is a result of the joint effort made by the key copyright owners from media industries, the Government and the leading local Internet providers themselves: the latter ones are now sending warning notifications to potential copyright offenders, whose traffic looks involved in pirating actions.
Not surprisingly, such an innovative approach to combat illegal streaming and mass copyrights’ violations confuses many people, who actually are not aware of the possible implications the campaign may bring. Some users switch to new Internet providers, others simply use VPNs. Indeed, why change habits if you can just hide your IP-address? A similar increase in the number of VPN users took place in the US when the Copyright Alert Program was launched in 2013 after three years in development.
Earlier this month on March, 7th an international non-profit organization – WikiLeaks – has stated that their anonymous source provided them with the information that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been using a cyberweapon against its citizens. These cyberweapons are various hacking programs and malware which can intrude into your personal life, and compromise your basic right to have privacy. This hacking arsenal can target and infect your devices that run on such operating systems as Windows, Android, iOS, OSX, Linux. Even your router or Smart TV also can be used against you to pry on you. They can actually be used as recording devices to spy on you. You may think that your TV is turned off when in reality with a program called “Weeping Angel” it could operate as a bug and record conversations in the room.
No secret, the Internet space is huge nowadays. Unfortunately, alongside the unprecedented information opportunities, we face numerous dangers and even cyber-attacks. That is why being on the alert is a must for every Internet user, no matter how one secures their online activity – it can vary a lot and arises to an individual choice. Whatever technique or tool you apply, make sure your ‘security system’ uses data encryption methods and does not allow the third parties to analyze the traffic or monitor your online activity (this is what Internet providers often do).
We decided to suggest you an effective way to ensure double-layer security, based on using TOR together with a VPN. The topic is highly controversial, in fact: the debate starts from whether to use TOR with a VPN at all and finishes with questions about the ways to combine these two technologies.
A Virtual Private Network has many tasks to accomplish. First of all, it should provide you with confidentiality, i.e. to provide you with privacy by encrypting your internet traffic over a public network. All the information you send or receive online should be protected and secured. And a good VPN provider should not store any logs of what you do. No third parties should have the access to your personal data. Also, a VPN should provide you with unlimited bandwidth, fast speeds and unlimited server switching. Moreover, the VPN service should be compatible with most of your devices, so it needs to be supported by different operating systems. In addition, it should offer you the stable and reliable performance of its remote servers. Of course VPN providers have many other goals to achieve.
VPNs use numerous tunneling protocols to offer its users helpful features including the ones mentioned above. Here are the basic protocols: OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec.
Emailing has been a popular way of exchanging messages for many years. We all use it, and have an account, or even a few accounts on different email services. The top ones are Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Zoho, AOL, iCloud Mail and others. We send and receive personal messages, photos, documents, links, etc: anything that can be typed or attached. That’s why the information you exchange is valuable, and somehow may be of interest to some third parties that may get an unauthorized access to your email account for their own purposes.
Sure thing, there are some tips that may help you to have a secure emailing. Here are some of them.
Speaking plainly, a Virtual Private Network is a technology solution that makes it possible to have a secure and anonymous web browsing. With VPN running on your device, the internet connection gets encrypted. This prevents any third party from snooping on your online activity. What is more, thanks to a good server performance, you can enjoy fast speeds, unlimited bandwidth, and have the access to geo-restricted, blocked, or censored websites, apps or streaming services. So, this is basically a brief overview of what a VPN is.
Now, let’s have a look at some misconceptions about VPN services.
A virtual private network is one of the best ways to stay anonymous and secured online. We use it to surf the internet for some privacy reasons. With a good VPN provider you can browse the internet with a relief that no one will access your personal data. No one will track down what you are doing on the internet. No one will snoop around your online activity.
Many VPN services openly say that they keep no logs. They use powerful encryption algorithms to guarantee you total privacy and security. But is it really so? We tend to believe that once something goes online, then it is out there, and not completely safe. Statistics generally shows that VPNs are the key to online privacy. It is amazing how for the last years these VPNs got to be such a cutting-edge technology. They can do incredible things. You can get some many helpful features. And be ready to get a “virtual passport”, because these VPN things with their ultra-fast connection speeds can take you literally anywhere. You can access any geo-restricted content. It is a brand new global network.
When you are on the go, things still can run efficiently from remote locations.
Internet users have an opportunity to enjoy a secure remote network access provided by VPNs. These services make sure you can have a quick, simple and, most importantly, protected connection while you are away from the local network. The way it works is not that much complicated.
All you have to do is to connect to a virtual private network and your device, e.g. your computer, will create a secure private tunnel to the VPN server on the remote network (over the internet or other open networks). It is just a small ‘trick’ that makes the system think that you are in a different location.
A remote-access VPN connection is enabled across the internet by a remote access client creating a dial-up connection to a local internet service provider (ISP) instead of an outsourced or corporate network access server (NAS). This remote-access server just requires user to provide valid credentials to sign in to the VPN. Thanks to the authentication, the confidentiality is guaranteed.
A virtual private network can make online gaming more enjoyable. Gaming VPN providers can unblock some geo-locked games, protect against DDoS attacks, lower lags and many more.
Playing games online is actually a pretty good way to have some quality time. That’s why gaming is a mainstream kind of entertainment nowadays. If you are a gamer and have faced some difficulties, then this article might help you to find a solution to some of the problems.
A VPN service offers a great number of benefits that make players choose a VPN for a better gaming experience. And today we are going to speak about the top benefits.
If you are a U.S. or UK Netflix fan and travel a lot or just want to watch it when you are not at home, then you might have experienced some problems with accessing it. Also getting that Netflix proxy error message? No problem. We can offer you one of the ways of how to deal with it. Let’s figure it out step by step.
Our advice is to install a VPN. It is used by many people for various reasons. One of them is to get the access to the media content that is geographically restricted, blocked or censored. This service ensures that you can virtually travel across the globe with a relatively simple mechanism: it can adjust and hide your true IP address. This way it will look like you have actually travelled “there”. Your real location is disguised. So, with a virtual private network you get not only the content, but also privacy.