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VPNs for the Average Person

For the average person, their knowledge of VPNs is probably along the lines of— Step 1) Enter username and password. Step 2) click connect. Step 3) Done. However, VPNs have many unique attributes that are worth knowing if you have the time to skim the surface. Back in the day, VPNs used to be a […]

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Why You Should Secure by Default

There are many different types of connections and protocols for establishing them. The most common connection uses HTTP or HTTPS, which stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. In HTTPS, the added S stands for secure. These protocols allow users and web sites to transfer data. HTTP/S connections have a lot in common, and these commonalities […]

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What Happens When You Visit a Website?

Every time you visit a website your browser finds that website among the billions of other websites out on the internet. How does your browser do it? DNS enables your browser to run laps around the globe, sort through billions of websites, and deliver data to you almost instantly. Sounds magical. It is the magic […]