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The First Leg Of Your Network Connection Is The Most Dangerous

The most important benefit of a VPN for most users might be protection of the first leg of the network connection to the internet. Examples of the first leg of the internet network connection include: The local coffee-shop wifi networkThe local Fedex shop’s connection – you know, when you go there and want to log…

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Prediction: China’s Great Firewall Will Fall Within 10 Years

One of the reasons China is able to create and maintain control of its massive firewalls is because the internet lines connecting it and the rest of the world is finite. Place the firewall in front of those lines and you can easily control what data goes in or out of the country’s borders. But,…

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3 Unique Ways To Use Your New VPN Server

Introduction So, hey, now that you’ve got a shiny new VPN server, what are some things you can do with it that might not be possible with a shared VPN service? Of course you can connect to it and have better privacy and security. But there’s a few more things you can do: 1. Share…

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Jurisdiction Myths

Introduction As you do research into VPNs, trying to pick the best one for you, one of the re-occurring themes you’ll encounter is scary ideas about jurisdiction. Jursidiction refers to the location where the VPN company is incorporated or has its primary offices or physical employee presence. The myth is that if the VPN company…

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What Is A VPN and Why Do You Need One?

Introduction Dear Reader – does everyone really need a VPN? Short answer: Yes! At least in our opinion, most people do – and there are some very good reasons for that which we’ll outline below. But, most of those reasons are not necessarily what you might think . The marketing hype behind VPNs make it…

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The Advantages of a Private VPN Server

Introduction Dear reader – we will be the first to admit that the current hype and marketing of VPN services is way over the top. In 2019, there were over 480 MILLION downloads of VPN apps! That’s almost half a billion VPN apps! Now, there are very good reasons for using VPNs but the ones…

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What VPNs Protect And What They Don’t

A VPN is a virtual electronic tunnel that connects two different networks. A more formal definition from Wikipedia is this: A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to…

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Useful 3rd Party VPN Resources

As we do research into VPNs, sometimes we stumble across articles that make us say “dang, I wish we had written that!”. Instead of hiding them away, we’ll take those articles and compile them here to share with you! How to set up an OpenVPN server Ok, so, you don’t NEED us to set up…