Some home routers, especially ones marketed to gamers, advertise traffic shaping as a tool that can help reduce lag and speed up your connection to online games. Most of these products however don’t explain how traffic shaping actually works, leaving customers in the dark. … [Read more...] about What is Traffic Shaping?
When using an ad blocker, you may occasionally run across websites where important content is obviously missing, or some site functionality is broken. This is generally caused by overzealous filters blocking an important script or image. Thankfully, you can manually override any rule in uBlock Origin. … [Read more...] about How to Unblock a Web Page Element With uBlock Origin
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is touted as the best way to secure your accounts. But a lot of people that suggest it, don’t explain what it is, or why you should use it to increase your account security. … [Read more...] about What Is Two-Factor Authentication?
A feature that a lot of social networking platforms have implemented is the auto-playing video. The aim behind the concept is to encourage your engagement with the content. The first few seconds of a video playing might be enough to catch your interest in a video that you may otherwise not have watched. A lot of people find this feature annoying and disable it where … [Read more...] about How to Disable Video Auto-Play on LinkedIn
When you first open your Gmail account, finding emails is easy since you don't have to look through too many. But, after a while, find an email can get complicated even if you've memorized some of the text. Some users may only remember that the file was of a certain amount. If that's your case, there's a little search trick you can use to find all email attachments that are … [Read more...] about How to Find and Erase Large Gmail Emails
DDOS stands for Distributed Denial-Of-Service. It’s a type of cybercrime where one or several parties try to interrupt traffic of a server or website. In order to be effective, they don’t just use one computer to attack, but often a whole network of them. This isn’t just the attacker’s machines though – there are kinds of malware and viruses that can affect a normal users’ … [Read more...] about What is a DDOS Attack?
The short answer is that using OpenVPN will improve your internet security. The longer answer is a bit more complicated than that. The OpenVPN protocol is the standard VPN protocol, it's supported on all platforms. It's fast and offers the best security available - as far as safety goes, you really can't do any better. … [Read more...] about What Is OpenVPN Going to Do to My Internet Security?
Sometimes you’ll find that an account that you used to want to follow just doesn’t post the sort of content that you want to see anymore. In this sort of situation, you may want to stop seeing tweets from one or more accounts. There are a few potential ways to do this. … [Read more...] about How to Limit Which Users You See Tweets From in TweetDeck
One of the more recent types of malware is known as ransomware. Ransomware is a particularly nasty type of malware as it goes through and encrypts every file on your computer, then shows you a ransom note. To unlock your device, you need to pay the ransom to then receive an unlock code. Historically most ransomware campaigns do actually decrypt the files once the ransom is … [Read more...] about What is Ransomware?