How Can You Add Better Encryption To Your Web Browser?

Having a VPN is a must-have for increased privacy, but a good security and privacy setup also includes a great browser. We like both Google Chrome and Firefox as browser choices, but when we visit website we also want to make sure our communications are encrypted as best as we can. A free browser add-on ...

Top 5 Mobile VPN App Choices For iPhone And iPad

Top 5 Mobile VPN App Choices For iPhone And iPad
Looking for a VPN app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? While there are many great choices at the Apple iTunes store, CNET’s Download.com website does a great job of profiling and listing available apps for iOS users. There are dozens of choices, but we have picked our own list of recommended top 5 ...

Another Way To Verify Your IP Address When Using VPN Services

In regards to this article on the importance of IP addresses and how to best change your IP address, today I want to give you a heads-up on a new service from GlobalIPCheck.com that gives developers a free API to verify and check locations around the globe for users. This service also gives you an ...

How To Find Your IP Address and Geolocation For Better Privacy

Every computer, every smartphone, and even many devices like refrigerators, cars, and ATMs have an Internet Protocol address. These IP addresses can be static or dynamic, which means they either permanently or temporarily correspond to an actual device somewhere in the world. Each time you get on the Internet using your laptop, desktop, or mobile ...

Kovurt VPN Adds Free New App For iPhone, iPad, and iPhone Touch

The VPN service at Kovurt.com, whose services are mostly still in Beta but they still offer a few paid subscription options, has launched a new free VPN app. We tested the VPN app from Beijing, Hong Kong, Chengdu, London, and New York and all loaded pages quickly on an iPad or iPhone. The VPN app ...

Adding Some Key Facts In WSJ.com’s China’s Internet ‘Wall’ Hits Business Article

VPNs are useful for creating a private connection online. Most users around the world use VPNs specifically for privacy. But a growing number of users in places like China and Iran also use VPNs for circumvention. The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com has a decent article (China’s Internet ‘Wall’ Hits Business) related to VPN usage in ...

Is OpenVPN Dead?

With total filtering (i.e., block) of the OpenVPN protocol in recent weeks in places like China, many users are wondering if this is the end for OpenVPN. What started in late October 2012 with only filterings of certain ports of OpenVPN, was ratcheted up by the end of November 2012 with a seemingly total block ...

Great VPN Deals For China Users During Cyber Monday Week 2012 — Stay Secure and Private!

Kovurt Cyber Monday 2012 Is your Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, or favorite website blocked? Do you use your laptop or iPad frequently in hotels or internet cafes? Do you want to keep your Internet activity private with a great, strong VPN shield? Use the Discount Code on checkout “cyberkovurt2012pro” and gain a 40% discount on Kovurt ...

What’s the difference between PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and SOCKS when talking about VPNs?

Deciding on the type of “protocol” to use for your VPN is like choosing the best tasting ice cream: there are many choices, and some people prefer one choice over another. For VPNs, the 3 main choices are PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN. We also include SOCKS, but that is not really a VPN protocol. Some ...

How to setup PPTP VPN on Linux

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt. We are also using Ubuntu as an example for Linux. Install the Network Manager PPTP plug-in 1) Go to the System menu in the taskbar on Ubuntu, expand the Administration menu ...