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How do I Report Spam?

There are a few ways to handle spam—all that unwanted, unrequested email you always seem to have in your inbox: You can click on it to see what it’s about, but that’s a bad idea. It’s an even a worse idea to click on any links in the spam message. You can report it on…

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Quantum computers are coming and quantum hackers close behind

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense… and Thinking Way Ahead Quantum Computing: The Future of Technology It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that computers are constantly becoming more and more sophisticated. That’s been the case from the very beginning—there are always computer software and hardware developers creating the Next Big Thing. That’s exciting. But…

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Choose Your Own DNS Service and Control Internet Content

Choose Your Own Public DNS Service

Chances are you aren’t aware that you can take steps to change how you connect to the Internet—without changing your Internet Service Provider. It has to do with deciding to switch the “DNS” service that you use to help you connect to the Internet. But why would anyone want to do this? Along the way,…

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Use a Proxy to Get Around Internet Blocks

Proxy Server Basics

Better question: Why would you use a proxy at all? The topic of proxies can get confusing fast, making it hard to figure out what they are, what they do and why anyone would use one. Just so you know, using a proxy revolves around you taking steps on your computer to help you either:…

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Proxy Abuse

An open proxy is a proxy server that will accept client connections from any IP address and make connections to any Internet resource. Abuse of open proxies is currently implicated in a significant portion of e-mail spam delivery. Spammers frequently install open proxies on unwitting end-users’ Microsoft Windows computers by means of computer viruses designed…

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Symantec PC Anywhere Review

Symantec PC Anywhere is a software program that allows for the remote access of a computer. Like in any connection there is a client and a host, and both must have the software installed for the remote access to be possible. The connection is made by the client computer to the host computer via the…

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Net Neutrality Repeal: What’s the Future of the Internet?

The 2015 Net Neutrality Rule passed during the Obama administration was repealed last December 14, 2017 through a 3-2 party-line vote under Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Three weeks later, the FCC published the repeal order dubbed Restoring Internet Freedom. I know what some of you might be thinking. “What’s the big deal? Net Neutrality…

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What is a Mail Server?

With the click of a mouse button, you can send an email from one point of the globe to another in a matter of seconds. Most of us take this process for granted, giving little thought to how it actually works. It’s easy to understand how standard snail-mail gets from point A to point B…

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