Category Archives: Internet

Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files and demands payment to decrypt them. It can be very costly and time-consuming to get your files back, so it's important to take steps to prevent ransomware from infecting your computer in the first place. One of the best ways to protect yourself from ransomware is to backup your files regularly. If you backup your files to the cloud, you can be confident that your data will be safe even if your computer becomes infected with ransomware. You should also be careful about opening attachme...

Brave Search is a new alternative to Google

Brave, makers of the privacy-focused Brave browser, launched a new search engine in public global beta on Tuesday (via TechCrunch). Brave Search, like the company’s browser, is meant to be a private and transparent alternative to Google’s offerings that doesn’t turn users into carefully surveilled targets for advertising. It also isn’t dependent on Google’s results — Brave Search uses its own independent index of the web to function. Using an entirely different index is kind of a big deal. Google obviously dominates the space (to...

Faster Internet Using Public DNS

Get faster Internet with better DNS Optimizing DNS can make your users happier, more efficient, and more productive. You might not think shaving milliseconds off the time it takes to look up websites via the Domain Name System is a big deal. Think again. By optimizing your DNS lookups, you can save real time and make life a bit more pleasant every day. As you know, DNS is the Internet’s master address book. DNS directs traffic to websites and email to your inbox by mapping a domain name you can remember, like google.com, to an IPv4 a...
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