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How to Pick a VPN for Torrenting

If you’re going to torrent, you’re going to need a VPN to protect yourself while doing so. How do you pick a good VPN for torrenting, though, is there something a good torrenting VPN has that others don’t? Or is it more about…

Can You Use Any VPN for Torrenting?

You may already know you should always use a VPN while torrenting, but you may not be aware that not every VPN fits the bill. Some VPNs, in fact, are so bad that you may not have used one at all. Here’s what you need to know….

NordVPN Review: Truth in Advertising?

NordVPN might be one of the best-known VPNs out there, mainly thanks to its far-reaching, aggressive advertising campaigns. Of course, with so much money spent on marketing, I wondered whether or not it was all it was cracked…

Do I Really Need a VPN for Torrenting?

If you’re a torrenter, you probably have heard the many warnings about needing to use a VPN while using BitTorrent to download files. Do you really need to heed these warnings, though, and can you maybe torrent without a VPN?…

Should You Trust Your VPN?

VPNs love to claim that they keep users’ data private and their browsing anonymous. However, because of the way VPNs work, you’re taking them at their word on most of this, meaning that you’re trusting them to keep you safe. …

Proton VPN Review: Safe As a Swiss Bank

Proton VPN is a VPN service operated by Proton, a Switzerland-based company specializing in privacy-related services. It has a great reputation among the members of the How-to Geek newsroom so I took Proton VPN for a spin to …

Should You Use Tor Over VPN or VPN Over Tor?

If you’ve looked into how you can browse anonymously, you may have come across the idea of combining a VPN with Tor. That involves choosing, though, between VPN over Tor and Tor over VPN. Let’s go over what these terms mean …

Mozilla VPN Review: Is It a Game Changer?

As the name suggests, Mozilla VPN is a VPN from Mozilla, the privacy-focused corporation behind the Firefox browser. Originally developed as a browser extension for Firefox, Mozilla VPN is now a fully-fledged standalone VPN; …

Why You Shouldn’t Use BitTorrent Over Tor

If you’re looking to get started with torrenting, you probably know that you should use some kind of protection when doing so. However, one of the more popular ways to stay anonymous online, The Onion Router or Tor, is genera…

How Penetration Testing Keeps Systems Safe

If you’re reading about cybersecurity, the term penetration testing will come up as a way to see if systems are secure. What is penetration testing, though, and how does it work? What kind of people perform these tests?…

How Residential IPs Help VPNs Crack Netflix

Ever wondered how it is that certain VPNs can unblock Netflix while others struggle? The answer lies in what are called residential IPs, a particular type of internet address that is much harder to detect than the ones VPNs u…

IVPN Review: Fast as Lightning

IVPN is a bit of a dark horse in the VPN market. It doesn’t have the marketing clout of big players like NordVPN and ExpressVPN, and it’s only slowly gaining the name recognition of independent players like Mullvad. I took it…

How to Unblock Facebook

If you’re at school, at work, or in a country with internet censorship, there’s a good chance you can’t access Facebook. The social media site is blocked by sysadmins and government officials the world over, but luckily you c…

How to Set Up Your Windows PC as a VPN Router

If you want to install a VPN on a device that doesn’t allow it, like a smart TV or even a printer, the simplest way to get around that problem is to use a VPN router. If you want to save some money, though, you’ll be happy to…
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