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What Is IP Mapping?

Without a VPN (virtual private network) or other privacy tools like Incognito Mode searches, your Internet activity and general geolocations are available for public consumption. Cybercriminals can use your IP address to track your online movements, pinpoint your physical location, and hack into your device’s operating systems. IP mapping is one method these bad actors…

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IP scanning is a technique used to discover open ports and services on a computer or network.

Navigating Network Visibility: A Guide to the Best IP Scanning Tools

IP scanning is an essential network administration task that provides visibility into the devices on your network. But what exactly is an IP scanner, and what are the top tools to use for scanning your network IPs? This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know. What is an IP Scanner? An IP scanner is…

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IP addresses are logical in nature, they serve as an essential component in the practical functioning of the internet and computer networks.

Why Are IP Addresses Called Logical Addresses?

You may already know that IP addresses are unique identifiers that are assigned to devices that access computer networks. An IP address is a string of numbers separated by periods, which looks like this: 192.168.1.1.  But IP addresses are actually abstract, logical identifiers, not physical locations. Unlike MAC addresses, which are permanently attached to a…

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Hiding your IP address while streaming can help protect your privacy and security

Benefits of Hiding Your IP Address When Streaming

Your IP address reveals a lot of information about you and your online activities.  An IP address serves as a home address for your internet connection, and it uniquely identifies the device that you are using to access the internet. Importantly, your IP address allows websites and services to locate and communicate with your devices. …

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Guide to Operating System Types

The Essential Guide to Operating System Types

Operating systems are the foundation of computing, managing hardware resources, and providing services to applications. Many types of OS exist for different needs. This comprehensive guide to the types of operating systems examines popular operating system categories and examples in detail. What is an Operating System? Think of an operating system (OS) like a manager…

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Penetration testing is a proactive and systematic approach to evaluating the security of an organization's information systems, networks, and applications.

Why Penetration Testing is Crucial for Effective Cybersecurity

In an era where cyber threats are a constant risk rather than a possibility, businesses cannot afford to be complacent about cybersecurity. This is why it is crucial that you understand what pentesting is. Penetration testing, also known as “pen testing,” serves as a vital diagnostic tool to identify and resolve security weaknesses before hackers…

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Fake charity scammers may employ high-pressure tactics, such as claiming that immediate action is required or that disaster victims are in desperate need of help.

Flood Victims: Be Aware of Online Scams

It’s not something anybody wants to think about it, but it’s true: scammers prey on people who have just survived natural disasters like floods, fires, and storms.  Flood victims need to be aware of in-person and online scams that are designed to target victims and charitable donors alike.  Let’s go over the most common ways…

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How to know your operating system

How to Check Your Operating System Version: A Comprehensive Guide

Knowing the specific version of your operating system (OS) is crucial for a variety of reasons. The latest versions often come with new features, enhanced security, and improved performance, while older versions might lack support or security patches.  Identifying your OS version ensures that your device is compatible with the software you’re using, allows you…

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