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Off Topic / 10 Ways the NSA is Spying on You in 2019
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:36:13 AM »
Just came across this page about NSA Spying. Damn! The surveillance is going to eat us alive.
Building Backdoors – NSA’s Favorite Pass Time
We all know about the famous FBI-Apple incident back in 2016. It was back then when Apple turned down FBI’s request to access data on an iPhone confiscated on the crime scene of San Bernardino shooters incident. Apple’s response accompanied a backlash to which Cook responded: “No one would want a master key built that would turn hundreds of millions of locks, even if that key was in the possession of the person that you trust the most…that key could be stolen”.

Obviously, that is one side of the coin. As per Snowden’s revelations, the NSA spends over 200 million dollars a year to make devices’ security vulnerable. Such mammoth amount is spent on collaborations with tech giants – creating backdoors for surveillance.

Another incident brought in the limelight was NSA-RSA collaboration where National Security Agency paid RSA USD $10 million to create a backdoor and distribute compromised encryption tools. Over the years, RSA has been claiming that their relationship with the NSA has changed, however, we strongly believe in this notion: once a thief, always a thief.

Of course, these are a few known incidents. There must be hundreds of such collaborations that we are not aware of. Alliances that are still operational, and spying on us along with the NSA, from the shadows.

Source: Is NSA Spying on Me?

Off Topic / So what are you up to on this Safer Internet Day?
« on: January 31, 2019, 03:02:53 AM »
So are you guys going to celebrate this Safer Internet Day? :D Sounds a crazy question.
I mean, what tip would you write to PureVPN on twitter so you could a free VPN plan?
Well, there's the description to participate: Safer Internet Day 2019

Off Topic / Get 73% Off on PureVPN's 1-year Plan on Halloween
« on: October 27, 2018, 10:42:41 AM »
PureVPN has opened their Halloween Deals of 2018 and this year they have come up with some amazing discounts than ever.

Halloween Deals:
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2-Years: $3.29/M

Get this Deal: https://www.purevpn.com/vpn-deals/halloween

Key Features:
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So, A few days back when I was downloading a movie from torrent & it was seeding at it's best but the other day torrenting stopped and it wasn't working anymore. After researching on the internet and reviewing other people's queries. I came to realize that my ISP has blocked my ports which wasn't allowing the torrent to begin. Then, finally, I found the solution that Port Forwarding will solve this issue once in for all.
By the time, I was using PureVPN so while connected to VPN, I can't unblock the ports so the customer support told me that I would have to buy a Port Forwarding addon in my subscription then I would be able to unblock the ports and the configuration is very easy.
Thanks to Google that solution to every problem is now on my fingertips.
I am dropping a source. If any of you guys face such issue then do read it once. It will help you understand what is port forwarding and how it works.
Source: Port Forwarding

VPN Discussion / Best Secure VPN
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:44:48 AM »
Just came across a Secure VPN guide while surfing and it really helped me understand that why you need a Secure VPN?

Off Topic / How to perform a DNS Leak Test?
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:30:10 AM »
Ever performed a DNS leak test? I do almost twice in a week to see if my VPN is still working properly or not.

How to check DNS Leak:
  • Go to What is my IP
    Note down the IP Address in Notepad or write it on a paper.
    Connect your VPN.
    Now repeat the point no. 1 again & note the IP Address shown this time.

NOTE: If both IP Addresses aren't same then your VPN isn't leaking DNS.

Off Topic / How to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:21:46 AM »
Just came across a guide which helped me watch FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE.
Generally speaking, It is obvious that Russia would be the winner against Suadi Arabia.

Source: Torrent Freak

First, it was HMA then PureVPN was dragged and now IPVanish.
IPVanish has also released the official statement on this issue here at Blog.
I read the HMA statement as well on their Blog and PureVPN's official release on their VPN Logging Issue as well.

IPVanish, a VPN provider that for years claimed a strict no-logging policy, led Homeland Security to a suspect using a Comcast IP address, court papers filed in 2016 reveal. StackPath, the new operator of IPVanish, informs TorrentFreak that they won't speak on behalf of the former team who have long since left the company. Assurances of security have been promised for the future, however.

Off Topic / What are Internet Privacy Concerns?
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:35:10 AM »
Just came across an Internet Privacy guide which showed how much importance does internet privacy have.
Just dropping source, https://www.purevpn.com/internet-privacy

Just came across a password's strength checker as how secure is my password. Overall, there are some flaws but it looks good to check your password if it's strong or weak.
Follow, https://www.howsecureismypassword.io/

Learn How to delete cookies automatically when the browser exits. Just read this so sharing with all you guys here.

Read the complete guide here, How to delete cookies

VPN Discussion / What is PPTP? and How it works?
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:51:38 AM »
Get a Brief Overview of PPTP by learning what is PPTP VPN and How it works?
What is PPTP?
PPTP stands for Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol. Developed by Microsoft, it is the oldest yet the most commonly used protocol on both LAN and WAN networks. The protocol uses 128-bit encryption which may not be as secure as 256-bit, but it is better than no encryption at all.

Read more about the PPTP VPN

The whole world is celebrating the Safer Internet Day today with SaferInternetDay.org along with the many Tech Giants have also participated as the Official supporters of SID.
Let's take a resolution of making the internet a better place for our children and family.
Tweet with the hashtag: #SID2018 #SaferInteretDay

VPN Discussion / How to check if your VPN is leaking your IP Address?
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:14:58 AM »
Most of the VPN users don't know if their VPN is leaking their IP Address or not. I found a quick and easy to guide which will help you perform a short test & result will declare your VPN is fraud or reliable? I was also worried if my VPN is working properly or not. But I am satisfied now. Follow the link, is my VPN working?

Off Topic / Re: Can we use torrent with VPN ?
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:33:44 AM »
Yes sure, you can use VPN for torrenting. I use PureVPN for torrenting purpose & it works fine.
If you don't know how to get a VPN then follow the link. It will help you.

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