Understanding a VPN Kill Switch

If you have ever used a VPN, you’d know that sometimes the connection can drop unexpectedly. No matter how reliable a service is, there are always chances for the speeds to go low or the service to be disconnected. When a VPN disconnects, your data…

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

What is HTTPS? Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of the standard Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) originally created in 1994 for the Netscape Navigator web browser. HTTPS is extensively used to secure connection over the internet. It protects data between a website…

Why a VPN App is Always Better than a VPN Plugin

If you visit the Private Internet Access website, you’ll notice there are VPN apps for platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and others. And then there are also some browser plugins – for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Let’s say you’re on your Windows PC…

Beginner’s Guide to VPN Encryption Protocols

Have you noticed options like PPTP, L2TP, or OpenVPN in your VPN software and wondered what they are? These are VPN protocols. What Are VPN Protocols? A VPN software comes loaded with different protocols. While the term protocol sounds way too technical, it’s really not…

What Are Public Keys And Private Encryption Keys?

If you’ve been on the internet for some time, you must have heard of the terms public and private keys. More specifically, if you’ve talked about or used cryptocurrencies, you already know a bit about the public/private key pair. What exactly are these keys and…

Beginner’s guide to encryption

Encryption is a pretty simple concept to understand, however, since it’s thrown around a lot in the online privacy space, some people might think it’s something that can only be understood by hackers or the NSA. You probably use encryption already! If you use credit…