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Easy to use VPN

A few months ago I decided I needed a VPN and wrote 5 reasons why you need a VPN.  After experimenting with a few services I had more ideas about what I need from a Virtual Private Network and settled on the following two essentials:

  1. The VPN needs to be sold with one licence that covers the whole house.

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Ransomware advice

Ransomware is a virus or other unwanted software that locks your entire computer.  When you have ransomware you can’t do anything including removing the ransomware or recovering your data.  I make a distinction between this type of program and cryptoviruses (even when the cryptovirus demands a ransom), as the approach to removing them differs.

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Virtual Private Network

5 reasons why you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

There are plenty of reasons why a virtual private network is a must have today, but here are a few of the most important ones:

  1. Privacy.  Your government is probably looking at what you look at on the internet. 

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Choosing Passwords

Password security is a relatively easy concept, if properly explained, but is often misunderstood, because it is often not well explained.  I will try to set a foundation for secure password management here.

Security Objectives

When we create an account on a service and assign a password to it we are setting up a system that will let us have convenient access,

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Fake Emails

One problem that often comes up with new internet users is getting replies to emails that you never sent.  Usually, you, seem to have been sending abuse or marketing emails to random people and you know you didn’t do it, but now you are getting a complaint back about it.  

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