Proxy Server Risks

In using a proxy server (for example, anonymizing HTTP proxy), all data sent to the service being used (for example, HTTP server in a website) must pass through the proxy server before being sent to the service, mostly in unencrypted form. It is therefore possible, and has been demonstrated, for a malicious proxy server to…

What is an IP Address ?

No doubt you’ve heard the term “IP address.” Unless you’re a techie, though, you may not have more than a shadowy notion of what an IP address actually is or how it works. Let’s explore the concept. An IP address is a fascinating product of modern computer technology designed to allow one computer (or other…

Dynamic IP vs Static IP

Static IP addressing is for one customer on one IP address and Dynamic IP addressing assigns a different IP address each time the ISP customer logs on to their computer, but this is dependent upon the Internet Service Provider (ISP) because some ISP’s only change the IP address as they deem it necessary. If you…

What is DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) ?

As long as you’re learning about your IP address, you should learn a little about something called DHCP—which stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Why bother? Because it has a direct impact on millions of IP addresses, most likely including yours. DHCP is at the heart of assigning you (and everyone) their IP address. The…

What is VOIP ?

“VOIP – Short for Voice Over Internet Protocol, a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions…” (quoted from Webopedia Computer Dictionary). Uses VOIP has become a growing method of…

What is a MAC Address ?

Whether you work in a wired network office or a wireless one, one thing is common for both environments: It takes both network software and hardware (cables, routers, etc.) to transfer data from your computer to another—or from a computer thousands of miles away to yours. And in the end, to get the data you…

What is a Proxy Server ?

A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server, then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server. The proxy provides the resource either by connecting to the specified…

3 Ways to Share Your Home Wi-Fi Without Giving Up Your Password

It’s probably happened to all of us at one point or another: You visit a friend or friends visit you and someone needs Wi-Fi access on the other’s network. Maybe you don’t even remember what your Wi-Fi password is or maybe it’s just a hassle to type in or say a long, strong password like {3d9tmE8y3:tT3sw(M. Whatever the case,…

hibernate windows 8

How to enable Hibernate in Windows 8

One thing you might have noticed, especially if you’re a laptop user, is that the Power menu, once you finally reach it, has no Hibernate option. You can click Sleep, Shut down, or Restart, but if you want to hibernate your machine, well, you’re outta luck. Why on earth would Microsoft remove this option? I…

How To Bypass Surveys on Any Website

Sometimes you face a serious problem when surfing the Internet. When you visit a website and you are about to see the content, you are asked to complete a survey. Those surveys are very annoying and some of them are CPA/CPL (which means: you have to pay ). Instead of taking a survey, you can bypass them with…