How IP Modulation Improves Your VPN Experience

Andrew Orr At LiquidVPN

LiquidVPN developed IP modulation in 2013. It offers better security than other VPN topologies due to the way it further anonymizes users. IP modulation has three main benefits: bypassing IP restrictions, enhancing user privacy and increasing information security. Further Reading Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor In Secure Boot Are Iris Scanners More Secure Than Fingerprint Readers? Bypassing IP restrictions A common way for Internet Service Providers (ISP) to restrict which websites you can visit is by blocking access to the network layer. Most ISPs focus on two primary services: email and …

InfoSec 101: How To Create a Secure Password

Andrew Orr At LiquidVPN

Welcome to InfoSec 101, a series of articles aimed at helping you enhance your online privacy, boost your security and more. In this article, we’ll show you how to create a secure password. Passwords From Scratch The only secure password is one you remember. Most of the time people can just use a password manager, which we’ll cover below, but there are times when you’re forced to rely on memory. The news is filled with tales of companies being hacked left and right, and even the government isn’t safe. We …

You and the Google Privacy Problem

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Google has dozens of free services. Of course, the services aren’t free. You pay with your data; which Google hungrily eats up. Having access to so much data from so many different services makes Google’s Privacy Policy a difficult beast to understand. Last year 60 of the company’s services were brought together into one big policy. These 60 services include the big ones that you know you use like the actual search engine and YouTube. In Google’s Privacy Policy the reasons for collecting your data is set out. To maintain …

Android VPN Services Available from LiquidVPN

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

VPNs can be used over any internet connection, not just from desktop PCs. Android VPNs are allowed, as are iOS and Windows Phone. One could argue smartphones need VPN services even more than desktops because of the perils of free wifi hotspots in airports, cafes, trains, bars, and public spaces leaving you exposed. You can get malware, your data can be looked at by strangers if proper encryption is not used. Once you install a VPN on your mobile all the benefits of the service are now portable. You can beat national …

A Selection of Mac, Windows and Linux Torrent Clients

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Torrenting is as its name suggests, powerful. The amount of free information you can download from the internet is enough to entertain, educate and employ you for life. Accessing this pot of information honey without the financial transaction is a contented subject, but we are not here to judge. Just to offer protection with a torrent-friendly VPN. Here are some torrent clients for OS X, Windows, and Linux you should know about. OS X uTorrent This client has a special place in the hearts of many torrenters. The software is …

How to get the most out of your torrent VPN

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Using a VPN is a great way to protect your privacy, access censored content and utilize torrent or P2P file sharing. Yes, you can just choose a server location, connect and browse away. However, there is a whole host of settings which you can modify to achieve the ideal torrent VPN configuration. If you are still wondering whether you should use a VPN maybe, you should see if you fit into one of these categories. What client? We’ve dived into some of the most popular torrent clients in this post …

Open Source Intelligence; Instagram Edition

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Rich Kids of Instagram are proving that wealth and material possessions aren’t accurate markers of intelligence. An article in the Guardian describes how social media is being used by cybersecurity firms, fraud investigators and lawyers to find evidence to freeze and seize assets. While the money-making parents might not be uploading yacht selfies and hot dog legs, their kids sure are. Daniel Hall, who has the excellent title of director of global judgement enforcement at Burford Capital, told the Guardian how the firm seized a private jet because one of …

Free Internet and Digital Colonialism

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

“Over 4 billion people will go without internet access this year.” That headline from Engadget makes the Internet sound as vital as clean drinking water that 783 million people go without, or adequate sanitation, that 2.5 billion are missing (UN). In 2015 Google briefly became the biggest company in the world, and with less than half the world’s population online it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Silicon Valley companies are racing to get the rest connected. Free Basics is Facebook’s attempt and Google has its own Project …

DoJ ends court case after retrieving data from iPhone 5C

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Apple no longer has to worry about a court case. Instead, they have to worry about how the FBI and friends managed to crack their Operating System. The DoJ has dropped its case against Apple, saying that the FBI has accessed the iPhone 5C. Earlier in the week a court date was postponed. This latest development is rumoured to involve an Israeli company called Cellebrite. Journalists: please remember that government argued for months that this was impossible, despite expert consensus. pic.twitter.com/7QdkjRKpXg — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 28 March 2016 Precedents will …

Three People Who Should Use A VPN Client

Mathew Sayer At LiquidVPN

Virtual private networks are not only for the privacy-conscious. Transnational intellectual property laws and prudish institutions can restrict internet browsing. You don’t want that. You want to go full throttle down the internet super-highway. A good VPN client is the way to go. Here are three people who should definitely be using a VPN. The Student Living in student halls or dorms is great. It is a complete zoo. But unlike zoos university halls tend to have all kinds of blacklisted websites and ports. Incognito mode isn’t going to stop …