How to Stay Anonymous with VPN for uTorrent

VPN for uTorrent

How to Share Files Safely and Anonymously with a VPN for uTorrent

uTorrent is one of the, if not the most popular BitTorrent client, used for P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing. But, if you use uTorrent or any other client on a regular basis, you are taking a huge risk. Not only are your IP address and location exposed to all other fellow uTorrent users, but your ISP can also easily track your activity. In this week’s Zlog edition, we’ll explain why you need a VPN for uTorrent and what to look for when choosing one.

Why Should You use a VPN for uTorrent

As we’ve stated before, downloading and sharing files on uTorrent can be very dangerous activities. To expand on that, when you’re sharing files on various torrenting sites, your device is completely exposed to spying, malware and DoS attacks, and not only that – if you’re downloading copyrighted content, you could face legal repercussions. Read more...

Why You Should Use a VPN on public Wi-Fi

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 Using public Wi-Fi? Here’s Why You Should Have a VPN

We’re all familiar with the convenience Wi-Fi brings us. We use it every day, for business or entertainment, to the point where it almost becomes a necessity. Public Wi-Fi is all around us, as you can find it on almost every corner. But, these public networks are often unsecured, which makes them an ideal place for hackers who are looking to put your privacy and security at risk. In this week’s Zlog post, we’ll talk about the risks unsecured public Wi-Fi potentially poses, and why you should always use a VPN on public Wi-Fi. Read more...

How to Securely Shop Online on Black Friday

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Black Friday is Almost Here – How to Privately and Securely Shop Online

Black Friday is almost here, so prepare your wallet for some great deals. Over the past few years, online shopping on Black Friday has become very popular. Shopping over the internet is very convenient, and might seem like the safest way of doing business. But, the truth is, it can also put you in risk of losing your money, and even worse, jeopardize your internet privacy and safety. Read this week’s Zlog and find out how you can shop over the internet in complete online security and privacy.

How to Securely Shop Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

When it comes to online security, many internet goers are confident in their cyber security knowledge, undertaking only minimal precautionary measures, which often leaves them vulnerable to cybercriminals and hackers who are especially active at this time of year. That’s why you should never leave your online shopping up to chance. Read more...

Project Dragonfly – A Silent Introduction to Censored Search in China

Censored Search in China

Google Plans to Create Censored Search in China

Two weeks ago, The Intercept has reported that Google tried to cover up an internal memo regarding its proposed search app for China that would involve heavy censorship. The memo contained information about extensive details about the company’s plans to develop a search engine specifically for censored search in China. This censored Chinese search engine codenamed Dragonfly has received severe backlash not only in Silicon Valley but around the globe.

What is the Dragonfly Project?

The project is essentially a search engine app developed for Android and iOS devices. The search engine would track the location and activities of its users (regardless if they agree or not) and share it with an unnamed Chinese partner who would have unconditional access to all of the information. Not only this, but the unnamed Chinese partner would be able to selectively edit search results, without any control mechanisms in place. Read more...

What’s Pretty Good Privacy and How does it Work?

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Pretty Good Privacy Explained

Pretty Good Privacy is an encryption software created back in 1991 by Phil Zimmerman. Although it is almost three decades old, PGP is still considered as the best encryption program around. It can find its use in encrypting text, video files, email messages or even entire hard drives. PGP is widely used and is considered an essential tool for online security and privacy. That’s why in this week’s Zlog, we’re going to talk about PGP, and how you can use it to make your internet activities more private. Read more...

The Difference between Tor and VPN’s Explained

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What’s the Difference between Tor and VPN’s?

Both VPN’s and Thor are very useful tools for securing your online privacy and maintaining anonymity. In this week’s Zlog post, we’ll talk about the difference between Tor and VPN’s. Not only that, but we will compare them to see how they stack one against another, how they work and the benefits of using one over the other.

What is Tor?

Tor is an independent internet browser that transfers user activities through a secure server channel. It gives its users the internet freedom they can’t have with any other service. Many internet users are confused by the function and purpose of Tor since it’s both an internet browser and a network system. Tor is also called the ‘Dark Web’, due to its capability of masking your history and making it anonymous for ISP’s. Read more...

Are Free VPN Services Selling Your Data to Third Parties?

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Are Free VPN Services Collecting and Selling Your Data?

VPN’s are regarded as a secure and safe option for anonymizing your internet traffic and keeping you away from prying eyes. But as is the case with everything, there are good VPN providers and bad ones. This is most noticeable when you’re using a free VPN service. Many free VPN services are secretly saving your private data and sharing them with third parties in order to make a profit. This often leads to the VPN causing you more harm than good. So, how and why do free VPN’s collect and sell your data, and what can you do about it? Continue reading and find out. Read more...

What are the 14 Eyes Countries?

14 Eyes Countries

What are the 14 Eyes Countries and Why Should You Care

Many VPN users haven’t heard of or don’t care that much about international surveillance alliances that operate on the internet. But, if you’re more of an advanced user, you’re probably familiar with the 14 Eyes Countries term. Still, there are many uncertainties and false information that is tied to this theme.  In this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about what the ‘’14 Eyes Countries’’ are and why you should keep this information in mind when choosing a VPN service.

What are the 14 Eyes Countries Jurisdiction?

The 14 Eyes Countries alliance is also known as SIGINT Senior Europe. Although this jurisdiction is not very known to the general public, it draws its roots back to the original 5 Eyes Countries alliance. The 5 Eyes Countries Alliance included The USA, The UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Today, the 14 countries that are a part of this alliance are the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Sweden and Spain. This alliance includes surveillance agencies from each country. The agencies often work together to collect and record internet activities, as well as exchange military intelligence. Read more...