Monthly Archives: May 2016

4 Threats Posed by Shortened URLs

RapidVPN/ May 30, 2016/ Blog/

Shortened URLs are made by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name, and this then links to the page in question to another with a long URL. These shortened URLs have been used on the Internet for a number of years, and they can be helpful for making links easier to find, and making it easier to embed links

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Five Ways to Halt Online Tracking

RapidVPN/ May 28, 2016/ Blog/

If you are not aware of what you are doing when you are online it is almost inevitable that you will get tracked, and the searches that you perform will be stored up by search engines and websites. If you want to keep your privacy, and halt online tracking then read on to find out about 5 ways that you

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Top 5 Secure Browsers

RapidVPN/ May 26, 2016/ Blog/

As we all use the internet for more and more of our banking, and other private data needs, security is becoming increasingly important. However, as pretty much every web browser professes its level of security, it can be hard to know which browsers are really the most secure. To help you out, we have put together a list of 5

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Three Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your VPN

RapidVPN/ May 23, 2016/ Blog/

Security is important for every business- no matter how small because cybercrime is indiscriminate, and as a result, any individual, or company can be subject to attack. As a result, we must all work hard to ensure that we secure ourselves and our personal information so that it cannot be accessed by hackers or other malevolent things when we are

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6 Important Tips to Surf the Web Safely and Securely

RapidVPN/ May 21, 2016/ Blog/

Unfortunately today anti-spam and anti-virus packages are not enough to keep you and your information safe and secure when online. The packages, as much as you might like to think, do not hide your identity, and nor do they keep your details secure. In order to be able to surf the web safely and securely you need to put in

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Five Threats To Internet Safety for Kids

RapidVPN/ May 18, 2016/ Blog/

As a parent, keeping your child safe is a high priority. However, many parents don’t realise what threats there are online, and therefore children can become vulnerable. Here are five treats to internet safety for kids, which all parents should be aware of:   Risk of committing a crime Children can easily infringe copyright when online, for example by illegally

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5 Occasions You Were Not Using a VPN, but Should Have Been

RapidVPN/ May 16, 2016/ Blog/

VPN’s can help protect you, and your personal information, when online. As hacking, and data snooping are becoming increasingly common, and as more and more of our personal data is digitally available, now is the perfect time to think about how to secure your internet activities. VPN’s provide the answer to many of our internet security worries. VPN’s ensure that

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5 Top Places that Track You Online

RapidVPN/ May 14, 2016/ Blog/

You may not like it, but when you are online you are tracked. Your location, the sites that you visit, the links that you click on and more, are all bits of information that can be accessed by online trackers to develop your browsing history, and online identity. Advertisers are particularly interested in your browsing history as they can create

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Manual VPN Connection vs. Installed VPN Application: Which is better?

RapidVPN/ May 11, 2016/ Blog/

We all want to ensure that we are safe when online, but if you use public Wi-Fi, or connect to unprotected providers, then you could easily be targeted by unwanted advertisers, websites and even cyber criminals such as fraudsters. In order to protect yourself when online and also to enable you to access otherwise geographically blocked online content then it

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How Websites Are Tracking You Online?

RapidVPN/ May 9, 2016/ Blog/

When online we should all expect a certain amount of tracking, and in many cases tracking helps keep us safe, and makes our lives online easier for example with regards to websites knowing who we are when we log in. However, it is becoming scary how many websites are tracking us whilst we are online, and there are even tracking

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