Archive for the ‘security’ Category

  • A Great VPN Solution That Combines Computer Backup For Windows Users

    Date: 2014.01.04 | Category: Gbridge, Gmail, Google, GoToMyPC, privacy, security, VNC, VPN Blog, VPN News & Updates | Response: 0

    There are lots of different types of VPNs based on how they are used. Some VPNs like those from Citrix GoToMyPC create a VPN connection so you can safely access your home computer from anywhere in the world. Other VPNs like those from Kovurt and OpenVPN focus on privacy and circumvention so you can access the Internet safely and privately. And there is a third type of VPN usage: creating a true private network so you can exchange files, chats, and messages with friends.

    In this third type of VPn usage, a fantastic piece of software is Gbridge. Here is how Gbridge describes itself:

    Gbridge is a free software that lets you remotely control PCs, sync folders, share files, and chat securely and easily. An extension of Google’s gtalk service, Gbridge automatically forms a collaborative, encrypted VPN (Virtual Private Network) that connects your computers and your friends’ computers directly and securely with patented technology. Gbridge has many unique features.

    Not only does Gbridge let you privately chat with friends, it is also a fantastic computer backup solution, as well as a normal VNC. That means you can use it to troubleshoot other computers or access them in the same way GoToMyPC does it.

    It is a great way to transfer very large files between friends or colleagues, and Gbridge use Dynamic DNS.

    A couple caveats:
    1) Gbridge only works on PCs. So Mac lovers are out of luck.

    2) You must use a Google account to access it. Gbridge is not owned or related to Google, but it does use Google’s gtalk service so you must login with a Gmail or Google Apps account. You may worry that Gbridge or Google will then have access to your info… Gbridge “promises” everything is encrypted and they have no access to anything you transmit.

    You can get more info at

    This news was originally syndicated from the news at VPN Instructions. We have permission to syndicate this article, and the original is © VPN Instructions.

  • How To Find Your IP Address and Geolocation For Better Privacy

    Date: 2013.07.05 | Category: cookie, IP address, laptop, mobile, mobile phone, privacy, security, VPN News & Updates, wireless | Response: 0

    Every computer, every smartphone, and even many devices like refrigerators, cars, and ATMs have an Internet Protocol address. These IP addresses can be static or dynamic, which means they either permanently or temporarily correspond to an actual device somewhere in the world.

    Each time you get on the Internet using your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone, you have an IP address that websites and companies can use to track your location. They then use your location to target advertising, sell you goods, or gather data.

    Cookies also can track your travels on the Internet. But IP addresses are different than cookies. Cookies are small files placed on your computer. You can often disable cookies in your computer, but you can not disable your IP address — you always need an IP address.

    However, you can change your IP address so that it appears your computer is in a different location. For example, if you are sitting in Seattle, all the websites you visit know you are in Seattle, and they can sometimes even figure out the specific building, floor, and room you are sitting in based on the information they have. But if you use a VPN or a great service like TOR, you can either obfuscate or change your IP address, so it appears like you are sitting instead in London, Shanghai, Paris, or Oslo.

    Changing your IP address alone does not keep your information private or secret. Instead, it merely makes it more difficult for websites to understand who you are and from where you are contacting them. You can check your IP address and geolocation here.

    The best way to remain private online is via a VPN that not only changes your IP address, but also encrypts your data online.

    This news was originally syndicated from the news at VPN Instructions. We have permission to syndicate this article, and the original is © VPN Instructions.