Category Archives: Tips

How to Encrypt Email – Easy Email Encryption Options

Even with the invention of social media platforms, instant messaging, and video calling, most of us still depend heavily on emails. It’s such a convenient way to send messages and files to a friend, family member, or colleague. Unfortunately, emails are unbelievably insecure. I’m sure that most Americans have heard about governmental surveillance programs that… Read More »

How to Stop Windows 10 from Collecting Your Data

Windows has been a pioneer in the operating systems and software industries for decades. It’s no surprise the Microsoft has helped shape our modern data-driven world. And their latest and greatest operating system, Windows 10, is supposedly the last operating system in the Windows line of software. There’s just one problem. It is incredibly insecure… Read More »

How to Speed Up Your Old Laptop (Instead of Buying a New One)

I think just about everyone, at one time or another, has debated between chucking their old, slow laptop in the trash can and inducing headaches by trying to get the darn thing to run faster. It’s not an easy decision, either. Unfortunately, laptops and computers have extremely ephemeral lifespans, and it seems that a hotter… Read More »

VPN vs SmartDNS and Proxies – What’s the Better Option?

Technology is anything but simple, and there are a lot of services that try to compete with the vast array of benefits that VPN tunnel provide. Most typically, your average user only becomes aware of proxy servers, SmartDNS, and VPN tunnels when they want to access restricted content – and there are a variety of… Read More »

Tor vs VPNs – When is it Best to Use One Over the Other?

By now even nontechnical and casual web surfers have heard of Tor, whether or not they fully understand what it does. Tor is an online privacy mechanism that promises to protect the anonymity of their users. Or that’s the goal, anyway. Many of you may have heard that the FBI had hacked their network in… Read More »

Is uTorrent Really Safe? How to Protect Yourself

Viruses, malware, and Trojans…oh my! Look, I like using Bit Torrent apps to download free (and legal) content as much as the next guy, but it cannot be denied that some clients are inherently dangerous to use. uTorrent is certainly no exception, and despite its plethora of fantastic features, there are a lot of dangerous… Read More »

How to Set up a Comodo VPN Kill Switch

It doesn’t matter which VPN provider you select – one time or another you are going to run into technical difficulties. Though this may sound bleak and pessimistic, the honest truth is that there are a multitude of factors that could cause your VPN tunnel to crash. Perhaps your ISP had a network outage, perhaps… Read More »

How to Install and Use DD-WRT for VPN Connections

If you’re concerned about Internet security and protecting your anonymity and privacy, your light years ahead of the average Internet user. Today’s Internet landscape is more perilous than ever before, and countless attacks happen each day – by both common hackers and governmental wiretapping schemes such as those employed by the NSA. Using the Internet… Read More »

The Top 10 Computer Virus Symptoms – How to Tell if You Have a Virus

Computer viruses can do tremendous damage to your machine. They can even compromise entire networks. Macs and PCs are both subject to infection. Identifying viruses quickly could save your computer from being rendered completely inoperable. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, you can take measures to protect yourself right away. Do at… Read More »