December 29, 2017

What is IoT? – 4 Things to Consider on Security Before Buying IoT Devices For Yourself

WHAT IS IoT? The “Internet of Things”, or commonly known by its acronym “IoT”, refers to any physical objects or devices which connect and interact with the Internet. You may even own or probably know at least one person who owns an IoT device. Some examples of IoT devices include smartwatches and fitness […]
December 20, 2017

Net Neutrality:- What Is It? Can a VPN Help Its Block?

Ever since the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) headed by their chairman and former Verizon employee, Ajit Pai, repealed net neutrality rules in the country, there has been much uproar on the freedom of the Internet. So much so that even celebrities have been coming forth to protest and call for action against […]
December 12, 2017

What The Heck Is CryptoKitties? (And Why Are People Spending $100,000 On One?)

The year of 2017 has had its fair share of crazy Internet trends. From the Salt Bae meme earlier in January, to the Baby Shark dance phenomenon; 2017 has now given us CryptoKitties.   WHAT ARE CRYPTOKITTIES? So what in the world is this new craze that seemed to explode overnight that are […]
December 2, 2017

Open Source VS Proprietary Software: Which is Better?

OPEN SOURCE VS PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE Open Source Software (OSS) is a type of software in which its source code is freely available to the Internet, whereby its copyright holder allows others to collaborate, inspect, and modify the code. Proprietary software, on the other hand, (sometimes referred to as “closed source software”) describes software […]
November 20, 2017

What is Bandwidth Throttling, & How Does My ISP Do It?

Bandwidth. You may have heard the term when discussing connection speeds or Internet quota, but you are unclear with what exactly it is. Internet bandwidth in fact refers to the amount of data that can be transferred over your connection and is usually expressed in bits per second (bps). Internet Service Providers (ISP) […]
November 13, 2017

Is Online Banking Safe? (And What You CAN Control About It)

The introduction of online banking has no doubt brought about the ease of financial transactions, transfers and balance checks to customers over the years. Instead of physically queueing long lines in banks, customers are increasingly choosing the convenience of online banking. With online banking becoming more popular, one question that tends to pop […]
November 5, 2017

Tor Browser Flaw is Leaking Real IP Addresses of Users

Mac and Linux users; it is time to update your Tor browsers! While Windows and Tail users are unaffected, Mac and Linux users are urged to install the update to upgrade to Tor Browser 7.0.9 in order to patch a vulnerability leaking real IP addresses of users. Based on a post by The […]
October 28, 2017

How To Access Blocked Apps in China

WHY ARE SITES/APPS BLOCKED IN CHINA? Most Internet users, whether they have been to China or not, have probably heard of China’s “Great Firewall” and know of the rigid censorship the country has on its Internet. China is ruled by an iron-fist Chinese Communist Party, and websites or apps that have Western influence […]