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January 28, 2019

How to Unblock Websites Blocked by School or Work Internet Filters

Internet filters suck. Period. Whether you’re at school trying to access a website that could potentially contain essential information for a research project you’re working on or you’re at work trying to access a how to video on YouTube, schools, workplaces and even governments are all too often way overzealous in their attempts to restrict internet access.

For those affected by ridiculous internet filters, here are a few ways to to bypass the filters to access the blocked websites.

 

Unblock Blocked Websites 1. Use HTTPS

HTTPS stands for Hyperlink Text Transport Protocol Secured. Unlike regular old HTTP, HTTPS is encrypted, so many basic [...]

 
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July 21, 2017

The Best Free VPNs to Protect Your Online Activity

In this day and age of hackers, government spying, and Nazi ISPs putting down arbitrary rules on who gets full speed to view which service, having a VPN service is by far one of the most important things to have for anyone on the internet.

While I’m sure we would all run VPNs if we had the choice, the problem with VPNs is that it costs money. At the end of the day, VPN provider needs to pay for bandwidth, servers and technicians to run the VPN server. While the costs for a decent VPN service are generally under $15 per month, paying for a VPN is a bit like paying for insurance. You just don’t really want to do it until it’s too late.

Lucky for you, [...]

 
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July 16, 2017

How to Use Opera Browser’s Free VPN to Protect Online Privacy

It’s an unfortunate yet inescapable fact of life that if you’re on the internet, chances are you’re being monitored in some way shape or form. While many websites have made the transition to HTTPS which has greatly improved security, HTTPS still allows anyone snooping around such as hackers, your ISP and the government to identify which websites you’ve visited as well as look at any content that isn’t secured by HTTPS.

The best way to improve security a bit further is to use a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. VPNs act as your proxies online and encrypts the data between you and the VPN to ensure that even if your connection was being [...]

 
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April 21, 2017

Unicode Vulnerability Discovered in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

A vulnerability has been exposed in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers. In certain scenarios, the affected browsers may incorrectly render Unicode into ASCII characters via Punycode, tricking visitors into believing that it’s the official site.

The tip came from Xudong Zhen, who demonstrated the vulnerability by constructing a site for the domain “https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/“. When entered into the URL bar, a browser could incorrectly translate it to Apple.com. Pair it with SSL and a well-copied template of the original, it can even fool seasoned web users.

The danger of this vulnerability is evident to see. If the domain was registered [...]

 
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July 26, 2017

The Best Browser for Battery Life: Chrome vs Edge vs Firefox

If you’ve used a PC lately, you’ve probably seen messages from both Microsoft and Google trying to coax you into using their respective web browsers. Google’s iconic “Get Chrome” banner on Google.com appears so often that many people just download Chrome simply to get rid of it. Microsoft on the other hand peppers your Windows 10 desktop with persistent notifications, constantly reminding you about the new Edge browser and how much safer, faster, or power efficient it is. Then you have Mozilla Firefox, the humble, open-source browser silently watching from the sidelines.

While all three browsers have their pros and cons, one thing they all claim [...]

 
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March 5, 2013

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset, Mouse, Mousepad Review

What Would Deckard Cain Use?

For every great game, there’s always game themed peripherals. While only some of these peripherals offer gamers an in game advantage, all of them serve another purpose – to show off your favorite game through your gaming peripherals. Since SteelSeries is the official peripheral provider of World of Warcraft gear, it’s no surprise as to why Blizzard chose SteelSeries as the official partner for Diablo 3 peripherals.

Most of you are probably familiar with Diablo 2. After all it held the Guinness Book of World Records 2000 edition “Fastest Selling Computer Game Ever Sold” record. So, when its successor, Diablo 3 was [...]

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