Online Christmas Shopping? Protect Yourself With a Virtual Credit Card

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

The holiday season is big business for on retailers. oitte estimates Americans will spend over one trillion dollars on in the buildup to Christmas. That means a huge rush to win over customers. New websites are rolled out, with massive holiday ad campaigns. But in this rush, security sometimes gets neglected. Christmas Eve and Christmas day are two of the worst days for fraud. Nasdaq reports that fraud rates skyrocket 200% during the holiday shopping season. Fulfilling your family’s Christmas wish list, within a reasonable budget is going to mean …

You do not want to know how horrific it is to be hacked.

Mathew Sayer In the News

I don’t want to scare the hell out of you, but you need to understand the massive size of this problem.   The good news is there is a solution. But we’ll get to that.   How many wifi hotspots do you log into on an average week? If you’re anything like me, it’s at least twenty. Coffee shops, coworking spaces, hotel rooms. The first thing we do is log in.  Here’s the thing: EVERY SINGLE WIFI HOTSPOT IS POTENTIALLY EXPOSING YOUR PASSWORDS TO HACKERS.   Here’s what that means. …

VPN Bans, Fake Server Locations, Fake Unlimited Plans and More

James Ashmore In the News

 Privacy is under attack from two new countries. Popular VPN services get caught selling you fake server locations and injecting ads into your web browsing. Verizon introduces a new speed limit on cellular media streaming and  in our VPN and privacy news roundup. China moves to ban VPNs entirely China has reportedly decided to enforce a blanket ban on VPN services. They’ll do so by ordering the three top (state-owned) telecommunications providers to block all VPN access directly. The ban comes into effect in February 2018. The Great Firewall used to be …

Is the DEA the End of Adult Films in the UK?

James Ashmore In the News

Okay, so it’s a bit of a taboo subject, but we might as well get it over and done with. Last year we sort of jingly wrote about the Queen banning porn for 9 to 12-year-olds thinking it did not have a chance. Well, guess what… The UK government have recently introduced new legislation to block anonymous users on adult sites. In other words, you have to register to watch internet porn, which is a significant change from the current mo. The intent is to ban under-18’s from using these …

How to Avoid Fake News With A Simple Browser Extension

James Ashmore At LiquidVPN, Informative Internet Guides

Of the many words and phrases President Donald Trump introduced into our lexicon, ‘fake news’ is probably my favorite. ‘Grab them by the pussy’ is a close second, and I have a soft spot for his tweets that end with SAD! But I digress… It’s a durable phrase, and it’s oft used for a reason. The President tapped into a well of mistrust for news media, ending with his infamous 2016 election victory. We all know what fake news means, but what can we do to avoid dodgy sources? It …

How to Test a VPN Tunnel for IP, DNS and Browser Leaks

Nick Congleton Informative Internet Guides

VPN leaks are bad news. Not only can they easily go unnoticed, but they also undermine the entire purpose of using a VPN tunnel. You want to be sure your VPN connection is not leaking your private information. Thankfully, LiquidVPN provides a hardened client and well-tested VPN configurations. So, when you connect to LiquidVPN’s servers, your information is going where you want it to be. Of course, that claim doesn’t mean much of you cannot test it out yourself. So, this guide will walk you through the steps that you …

Are Advertisers Using Your Phones Microphone to Spy on You?

James Ashmore From our Perspective

Are advertisers using your microphone to spy on you? We’re all used to targeted advertising by now. If you Google a product, or read about a subject, you’re likely to get ads based on your preferences and search history. It’s a gray area morally, but at least they can be helpful occasionally. So while it’s annoying, we generally give consent for coies without much further thought. It’s a sad fact of life, but we’ve become desensitized to the ads. After all, nothing on the internet is completely free. However, accessing …

Connect Your DD-WRT Router To LiquidVPN

Nick Congleton Informative Internet Guides

DD-WRT is a great router operating system. It’s one of the few that supports OpenVPN. So, you can configure your DD-WRT router to connect to your LiquidVPN account. Then, every device connected to your router is also connected to the VPN. That’s pretty awesome. Plus, it’s perfect for home networks with lots of streaming devices. The process isn’t very complicated, thanks to the great tools provided by both LiquidVPN and DD-WRT. It’ll only take a few minutes, so get yourself ready to get started. Generate Your OpenVPN Configuration DD-WRT is …

Which Password Manager is Better LastPass or KeePass?

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

In a recent blog post about how to protect your on privacy and I got quite a bit of feedback on a free for the desktop app called LastPass that promises to work with any browser seamlessly and for a 12 dollar per year fee you can even set it up on your smartphones. Having to install unofficial ports of KeePass on my smartphone and tablet is something I always disliked about KeePass. So I decided to take LastPass for a spin and give you an honest comparison of the …

How To Protect Your Online Privacy 2017 – Desktop Web Browsers

Nick Congleton Informative Internet Guides

Think about how you use your computer. Most of the time, you have your web browser open, right? Web browsers are among the most commonly used applications across all devices. So, choosing the right one one is important. Browsers go deep. Desktop web browsers are than they appear to be. Browsers are massive programs written by huge teams of developers. In a way, they’re like a second operating system running on your computer. Web browsers need to be able to read and execute code. It’s a critical part of …