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Are VPNs legal to use?

Are VPNs Illegal?

There are a lot of things people can do online that aren’t legal. Downloading pirated movies, for example, is one of them. Many people have heard about VPNs, or virtual private networks. They know using a VPN can hide their IP address, masking a person’s actual location. And it works! If you’re in New York…

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Anti Spam Software - How It Works

How Does Anti-Spam Software Do Its Work?

Over the past 15 years or so, the problem with overwhelming spam—countless unwanted and unrequested emails—has lessened for the most part. Before anti-spam software became commonplace, spammers could flood our email inboxes with their messages. Now, the wave of spam has been slowed down. Thank you, anti-spam software. Here’s a look at how a coordinated…

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Are ad blocker programs illegal for you to use?

Is It Illegal to Use an AdBlocker?

We most likely agree that online ads can be irritating and sometimes downright obtrusive to our browsing experience. So, it’s only natural that, if we could, we would somehow minimize seeing ads, if not somehow get rid of them altogether. An ad blocker does exactly that. It prevents pop-up ads, auto-play videos and other annoying…

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Changing IP Address

You’ll be amazed at what can happen. The more you learn about why people want to hide their IP addresses, the more you should be convinced to give it a try yourself. Just in case you’re new to this topic, there are more than a few reasons you might want to hide your IP addresses…

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Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

The typical office worker spends an average of 45+ hours a week at work…or on work. And these days, with everything being networked and accessible, most of that time is spent working on the company computer. Of course, many companies today like providing laptops and even tablets to their employees so they can take their…

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Windows Updates

What you need to know and do about Windows updates In May 2017 one of the largest ransomware attacks of all time struck more than 100 countries, thousands of businesses and affected millions of computers. When users tried to open a file on their computers, they got a scary screen message announcing that they’d been…

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Wireless Hacking (Part 2)

Part two of a three-part story. This is the second installment of our series about how easy it is for you to get hacked when using the free Internet at a coffee shop or airport. In Part One, we saw how a hacker (Mr. H.) was able to see the Internet activity of others at…

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What is a Web Browser?

Let’s play word association, just like when a psychologist asks you what comes to mind when you hear certain words: What do you think when you hear the words “Opera. Safari. Chrome. Firefox.” If you think of the Broadway play version of “The Lion King,” maybe it is time to see a psychologist. However, if…

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