VPN in the Age of Covid-19

The last few weeks have been different. Different in more ways than one. For one, there is a virus spreading around the globe, that has already killed thousands of people, and two, the economies of many countries are in free-fall. You may think this is a strange time to talk about VPNs, but if you haven’t considered a VPN in …

VPN Holiday Sale 2019

Black Friday VPN

The holiday season is upon us and with it the frenzy to get our money. VPN providers are no exception. This is prime time for phony reviews, 50% off of twice the price, misleading advertisements and other shenanigans.   However, this is also the time of the year during which you can get the best bang for your buck if …


How to Setup Your Own VPN Server

How to setup a VPN server

Commercial VPNs, such as Hidemyass, are inexpensive and easy to use, no question. However, if you can’t find a VPN service that meets all your requirements, then consider setting up your own VPN server. Here’s why:


How to Install VPN (Client) on Your Router

router with green lights

There are many reasons to install VPN on your home router. First, running VPN on your home router provides a layer of protection to all devices on your network so you don’t need to set up VPN on each device. Second, Apple TV, Fire TV and other media players generally don’t allow you to install VPN on them, so running …

The Game of Watching Game of Thrones

HBO’s Game of Thrones, the most popular TV series of all time is coming back April 24. The Season 6 trailer was viewed more than 30 million times in less than 24 hours; apparently everybody in the world wants to see what the new season will reveal! The good news? Season 6 will be amazing. The bad news? Not everybody can access …

What Is the Best VPN to Keep Me Safe Online?

VPN isn't perfect

VPN enhances your security by scrambling the transmitted data so only you can read it. VPN offers some anonymity by masking your IP address, which makes it difficult for others to discover your location and identity. However, VPN alone can’t deliver impenetrable security and anonymity.


Hola Exposed: So What Are the Alternatives?

Hala Alternatives

Hola, a popular VPN service, is in deep trouble. According to the latest revelations from 8chan, if you use the free Hola service, you may have become part of a botnet, and could have involuntarily participated in DDoS attacks. Even paying subscribers have been exposed to serious security holes that enable anyone to execute malicious programs on your computer, leaving you vulnerable to …


The Ultimate Method to Access Geo-restricted Content

Digital Media Players: Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast

In a previous post I showed you how to install VPN on Fire TV. Though the method introduced in that article works, it has a few drawbacks. First, the method requires you to root (jailbreak) your Fire TV, which voids its warranty. Second, the method requires you to disable the update program, which means you won’t receive new features or security fixes. …


HideMyAss Alternatives

HMA Alternatives

Why I use HideMyAss If you use Virtual Private Networking (VPN) you’ve probably heard about HideMyAss (HMA), the largest VPN service provider on the market. Aside from a very competitive (low) price the main reason I use HideMyAss is to gain access to blocked websites through their vast network of servers circling the globe. HMA makes accessing region restricted content …