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A Guide to Essential Home Router Terminology: What You Need to Know

So you’ve decided to purchase and set up your home router system. How much time could it possibly take? You’ve opted out of your internet provider’s offer to rent you equipment and set it up for you. You want to ensure that all security measures for your router are maintained by you and not your…

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Modems vs Routers vs Switches: What’s the Difference and How Do You Keep Each Secure?

Having access to the internet has become so common now that it’s considered a basic human right by many. But that doesn’t mean setting up and maintaining a home network is easy. Home networks can’t work without specific network devices, which you probably have at least some awareness of. If you have internet access at…

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What’s Behind the CAPTCHA Quiz?

A CAPTCHA examination is simply a few-seconds test that helps websites minimize spam comments, protect their registration forms, and divert traffic that might be coming from suspicious or even know disreputable sources.

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Malware: Ransomware Attack

Malware is Everywhere.

What it is. How to spot it. How to get rid of it. Do you need to worry about malware? Yes, indeed. If you think of malware as a disease for your computer, you get the idea. Like Covid at its height, malware is a virus that can absolutely ravage computers and a computer network.…

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Here’s Why You Need to Pay More Attention to Your Chrome Extensions

How many extensions do you have installed on your Google Chrome browser? You know, those tiny icons that sit in the top right corner, next to the address bar? If you’re like most people, you may not know exactly how many extensions you have installed and active on your web browser. It’s probably more than…

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The Problem with YouTube’s Algorithm

As a content sharing platform, YouTube has rules that its users must follow. Videos have to follow YouTube’s Community Guidelines, which cover everything from spam and external links to misinformation and hate speech. YouTube is a massive platform, though, with 2 billion monthly active users and more than 500 hours of content added every minute.…

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How DNSBLs Work: Preventing Blacklisting

When you open your email client, type a message, and hit “send” it seems so easy. You don’t think about all the processes taking place in the background or security checks being run on your outgoing mail. Most of the time, you don’t even wonder if your message will make it to the recipient, or…

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Protecting Your YouTube Channel from Demonetization

You finally did it–you hit all of the markers for acceptance in the YouTube Partner program, and you began monetizing your videos. But you live in constant fear of demonetization. You’ve worked so hard toward earning on YouTube. How can you keep demonetization at bay? Initially, you may have seen the YouTube money trickle in–you…

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