VPN – Just for Watching TV Abroad?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is defined by as: “A technology that creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network. The benefit of using a secure VPN is it ensures the appropriate level of security to the connected systems when the underlying network infrastructure alone cannot provide it.” This means that you create a network between multiple devices, similar to a LAN (Local Area Network) over unspecified distances, using a WAN (Wide Area Network – i.e. the internet). This allows you.

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Dude, Where’s My Website?

Some people, hopefully no-one who happens to read this article, fell foul with their website hosting providers as 123-Reg wiped a number of their servers over the weekend. The company has not confirmed the exact number of people affected by this incident, although have confirmed it was a maintenance error that affected 67 out of their 115,000 servers. Needless to say the loss of their sites has upset a number of customers. Speaking to the BBC, one customer said the issue would.

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