Author: Dan Parker

Dan Parker

Dan is a technology reporter from San Jose, California, currently living right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Raised around tech, he's found interests in various gadgets and the companies that make them for years. When not blogging about tech, he can be found hunting for music, shredding the slopes in South Lake, or whipping up a dish for friends in the kitchen.

The main goals of VPN technology is to be able to provide a high level of security over the internet. It makes use of an encryption system that is used to avoid any leak of information and it makes sure the data will only be viewed by the authorized recipient. Security protocols are important in the VPN industry. Maximizing security over the internet lines/connections are their main purpose. Here, we’ll look at the most common VPN protocols that VPN companies use. Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) This term refers to the group of protocols which are transported over the internet lines…

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A lot of internet users still don’t understand and appreciate the importance of using a VPN. There are tons of reasons why people should be connected to a VPN service. Ideally, you need to be connected to a professional or premium VPN service to be able to maximize the many features and advantages that comes with a full VPN product such as privacy, security, and anonymity. If you only browse the internet every now and then, using a free VPN should suffice too. Concerns With Free VPN Services The problem with free VPNs is that you are only getting half the…

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A lot of us know that it’s not safe to connect to unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots like those found in coffee shops, airports, and hotels. Although Wi-Fi hotspots allow travelers to access the Internet on the go, unencrypted wireless connections are inherently risky. The advent of Firesheep has made Wi-Fi hotspots even more dangerous as it allows people with absolutely no hacking skills to intercept the unencrypted cookies transferred from sites like Twitter and Facebook over public wireless networks. This makes it possible for them to ‘sidejack’ a user’s current browsing session and use the site as if they were that user. However, it…

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Whether it’s grabbing digital content for free or taking a stand against corporations that make huge profits, copyright piracy remains one of the most popular online phenomena of all time. Although online piracy can lead to prison terms in some cases, file sharing through torrents isn’t slowing down. Millions of Internet users seed and leech torrents on a daily basis. This revolutionary technology allows people to access data easier and faster. However, since it’s not always legal, people generally protect their privacy so that they can stay safe from cyber laws. One of the best ways to protect your privacy…

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During the period of our existence, VPN Creative has reviewed 200+ VPN providers and found the best VPN with the longest free trial period. A VPN trial is great if you are interested in testing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and would like to trial VPN before committing. Here’s a quick-and-dirty guide on how to signup to a free VPN trial in five minutes or less. But first, here’s a basic explanation of what a VPN is and how it works to make sure you are understanding the fundamentals. Simply put, VPN is a technology with which computers can connect to remote…

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Torrenting is an immensely popular P2P platform, which according to recent studies, is on the rise again. Typically, a torrent user on a torrent client uses 90 percent of the bandwidth than an average user who spends the same time on web browsing or for streaming small audio and video files. The advancement of BitTorrent technologies over the years has helped users to transmit files of any sizes across a single platform by dividing those files into small pieces of data, which can then be downloaded and uploaded as per the users’ convenience. Therefore, over time, a single torrent can attract…

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In our story yesterday on how to get a free VPN trial, we briefly talked about the importance of encrypting your data whilst using public Wi-Fi. In this post, we’ll dig a little deeper into the subject and explain the different methods hackers are using to gain illegal access to your personal computer and how to avoid it. Public Wi-Fi are everywhere; in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and libraries. We often expect these locations to have free, open Wi-Fi, and in certain situations we depend on them to stay connected. It could be because we are on a limited mobile data…

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Privacy was never going to be a major concern in the digital world not until more people started browsing the web more often than not. But it is now high time to face the facts about our digital activities – you need protection otherwise you will fall prey to cyber attacks. The moment you connect to the internet, you immediately are exposing yourself to various types of cyber threats. Aside from getting your system hacked, you are also giving the government the power to see everything that you are engaged in online. And the way snoopers are able to get access to your…

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The exposure of the NSA’s PRISM program has highlighted the implications of Internet censorship and mass surveillance and it’s impact on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Internet censorship is not a new concept, as a select few countries have been publicly advocating the use of Internet censorship to prevent their residents from enjoying the ultimate tool for freedom of speech against oppressive regimes. Internet censorship goes far beyond the simple concept of blocking Facebook or YouTube at your school or office. Companies may be justified in modifying their networks to boost employee productivity, but monitoring and blocking Internet traffic just because it…

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