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How Does Secure Socket Layer (SSL or TLS) Work?

The Secure Socket Layer, SSL for short, is a protocol by which many services that communicate over the Internet can do so in a secure fashion. Before we discuss how SSL works and what kinds ....

17 Best Android VPN Apps

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are among the best security tools a web surfer can have. You can use them to surf otherwise seedy public WiFi with more security and privacy. They can even be used ....

Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance

Defending yourself against government surveillance is not simple but thanks to the dedicated work of civilian cryptographers and the free and open source software community, it's still possible to have privacy on the Internet, and ....

HTTPS Everywhere - Browser Extension For Secure Web Browsing

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. HTTPS Everywhere can protect you only when you're using sites that support HTTPS and ....

What is 256 Bit TLS/SSL Encryption?

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols that allow client-server applications to communicate across a network in a way designed to prevent eavesdropping and tampering.

How Online Services Can Help Preserve Your Anonymity

Tor, short for "the onion router" is named after its layered security like the layers of an onion. It generates a random path to send information from your computer to its destination. Each step along ....

The Best Free VPN Clients

VPN not only helps you to access your work machine back in the office, it can also provide consumers more secure Internet browsing or virtual LANs. Best of all, there are some good free VPN ....

256-bit AES Encryption for SSL and TLS: Maximal Security

This article discusses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), its role in SSL, which web browsers and email programs support it, how you can make sure that you only use 256-bit AES encryption of all secure ....

SSH: The VPN No One Remembers

For anyone that doesn't know about VPNs, its basically the ability to use your server's resources (drives, bandwidth sometimes, etc...) remotely. So, for example, say you want to mount your server's /dev/sda6 partition to your ....

How To Hide Your Online Searches

Disconnect anonymizes Internet searches by rerouting the search request from your computer through its own servers. It does not anonymize your IP address - requesting my IP address with the plug-in enabled and disabled returned ....

Updated Dec 14, 2019