Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why you need to protect yourself while playing online: VPN for Xbox Gamer

RapidVPN/ September 29, 2016/ Blog/

Xbox series of gaming consoles continue to become popular each day. Although they face competition from PlayStation gaming consoles, Xbox dominates the online gaming and home console gaming scene. The interactive operating system ability to play DVDs, run games, access online services has given it the popularity it enjoys today.   This success also brings along threats – hackers. Risks

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Why Private Browsing Doesn’t Offer Complete Privacy?

RapidVPN/ September 25, 2016/ Blog/

Private browsing, also known as incognito mode or privacy mode, is a feature in a web browser that allows disabling of browsing history and web cache. It also enables disabling of data storage in cookies and flash cookies. Unlike in normal browsing, when in incognito mode, your browser cannot store your browsing history, saved passwords, searches, cache among other things.

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Tips to secure your Cheap Tablet/Device which often comes with its own vulnerabilities

RapidVPN/ September 21, 2016/ Blog/

The increased use of mobile devices provides great convenience to users especially while on the go. However, these devices can pose a danger to your business. Used for making calls, accessing and storing sensitive data and as a point of sale device, a tablet is less expensive and portable.   Mobile devices are however increasingly being targeted by hackers and

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Encryption: A Quick Guide to the Basics

RapidVPN/ September 17, 2016/ Blog/

‘Encryption’ is important and comes up all the time, but how many of us actually know what it is? Read on to find out more about encryption and why it is so important to us all.   What is Encryption? Encryption is a method used to protect and secure our digital information when it is sent over public networks and

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5 Reasons you shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network

RapidVPN/ September 15, 2016/ Blog/

Open Wi-Fi networks are too common despite efforts by the wireless router companies to ship routers that have passwords enabled by default. Here are five primary reasons why you shouldn’t host an open Wi-Fi network. 1# Legal Problems Legal tussles are not only expensive and time consuming but also stressful. If someone gets direct access to the network and uses

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Why You Don’t Need to Install a Third-Party Firewall

RapidVPN/ September 10, 2016/ Blog/

Firewalls are an important aspect of computer security as they prevent malicious attacks and harmful incoming connections. Often third party companies will contact computer owners to advertise their firewall software and promote their benefits. However in the majority of cases computer owners do not need to install a third party firewall and are more than ok with the firewall that

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Cаn Yоu Really Access Files оn Yоur PC via VPN?

RapidVPN/ September 7, 2016/ Blog/

For the past few уеаrѕ, vіrtuаl private nеtwоrkѕ (VPNѕ) hаvе еmеrgеd аѕ a mаjоr networking technology for businesses. It еnаblеѕ уоu tо hооk uр to a private network vіа the іntеrnеt. Thе mаjоr advantage thаt уоu gеt frоm thіѕ networking system is that they аrе not rеԛuіrеd tо bе рrеѕеnt physically at thе рlасе where a рrіvаtе nеtwоrk іѕ ѕеt

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VPN or SSH Tunnel: Which One is More Secure?

RapidVPN/ September 4, 2016/ Blog/

VPNs and SSH tunnels are similar in that they both securely channel traffic across an encrypted connection. However, they do have differences. In order to decide which one to use it is important to understand how they both work.   How VPN works A VPN or virtual private network enables private and public networks to connect. VPN’s are often used

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