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Very few VPNs work reliably with Netflix. To find the best VPN for Netflix, we ran over 5,000 tests on 59 VPNs testing each with 30 country versions of Netflix including on mobile apps.
By Paul Bischoff in Popular Posts on October 3, 2023
We've conducted thousands of hours of research to find the best VPN services in 2023. We look at speed, security, protocol, price, servers, and much more.
By Paul Bischoff on August 23, 2023
Phishing scams are common place, here's how to recognize and avoid them.
By Dave Albaugh in Information Security on May 13, 2022
To access blocked sites and apps within China you will need a VPN, however many VPNs don't work in China. We rented a server in Shenzhen and tested 59 providers to find the best VPN for China. 
By Paul Bischoff in VPN & Privacy on October 3, 2023
Looking for recent cyber crime statistics? We constantly update this huge list of cybersecurity statistics from trusted sources. 
By Andra Zaharia in VPN on June 20, 2023
Don't get caught out torrenting with an unsuitable VPN. Despite bold marketing claims many VPNs have been shown not to protect your privacy and others are too slow for torrenting and streaming.  
By Paul Bischoff in Popular Posts on August 1, 2023
ExpressVPN is a popular VPN thanks to its high-speeds and strong security. We'll explain how to get
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on August 2, 2023
Electronic and internet voting can help improve our election systems in several different ways. Each of these concepts rely on cryptography for security - but is cryptography enough?
By Josh Lake in Information Security on August 14, 2020
Android antivirus apps claim to protect your mobile device, but we found a ton of security holes and privacy risks -- one of them even exposes your address book.
By Aaron Phillips in Antivirus on August 17, 2022
Latest guides
Using a VPN on iOS? You may not be as secure and private as you think. This post looks at some VPN-related bugs in iOS and explains how to mitigate them.
By Marc Dahan in VPN & Privacy on October 2, 2023
OPNsense is a powerful open-source router/firewall that's based on FreeBSD. In this guide, we show you how to set up a captive portal in OPNsense.
By Marc Dahan in VPN & Privacy on September 27, 2023
Frustrated with endless lag in Roblox? We've got details on why Roblox is so laggy and some solutions to improve your gaming experience.
By Craig McCart in VPN & Privacy on September 16, 2023
Want to reduce lag to dominate battle royale in Fortnite? Check out our guide to find out why Fortnite is so laggy and what you can do about it.
By Craig McCart in VPN & Privacy on September 16, 2023
Tired of seeing annoying McAfee popups on your PC? This guide explains how to remove them. We also look at how to distinguish genuine McAfee popups from fraudulent ones.
By Craig McCart in Antivirus on September 16, 2023
Are you having trouble using OVPN with Netflix? You're not alone. Many people are having the same issue. This guide explains how to fix the issue, and suggests better alternative VPNs.
By Craig McCart in VPN & Privacy on September 12, 2023
Fed up with NowTV blocking VyprVPN and looking for a solution? Check out our guide for tips and tricks to get it working again, as well as some alternative VPN providers for NowTV.
By Craig McCart in VPN & Privacy on May 16, 2023
Want to know whether VPNs can help with ping? Want to feel the benefits of low ping while gaming? We'll uncover the truth inside this helpful guide.
By Craig McCart in VPN & Privacy on May 8, 2023
Having issues watching Netflix with Ironsocket? Check out this guide. We list some common issues, their solutions, and some alternative VPNs to help you get up and running again.
By Craig McCart in TV Streaming on April 14, 2023
Latest reviews
Looking to take Surfshark Antivirus for a spin? Check out our in-depth analysis to see if it meets y
By Craig McCart in Antivirus on September 18, 2023
Read the tips in our DeleteMe review to help you decide whether to subscribe to this data removal se
By Kyle Schurman in Data Privacy Management on September 12, 2023
AdGuard VPN is a relatively new commercial VPN service. We wanted to know if the service holds its o
By Marc Dahan in VPN on September 8, 2023
NordLayer lets organizations set up secure site-to-site connections between geographically distant locations, manage remote employee access to company resources, and increase endpoint security. It claims to be well-suited to hybrid environments and bring-your-own-device policies.
By Paul Bischoff in Net Admin on July 13, 2023
Read our Home Title Lock review to learn more about how the service works and whether it is worth th
By Kyle Schurman in Identity Theft Protection on January 23, 2023
Aura offers identity theft protection at a reasonable price, outperforming its competitors with new features. But is it worth it? I’ll discuss Aura in my hands-on review.
By Kyle Schurman in Identity Theft Protection on September 21, 2023
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Looking to share information without it leading back to you? We’ll explain how to send an anonymous email and reveal a few alternative options for privacy-conscious journalists and activists. 
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on October 2, 2023
Plenty of VPNs claim to be privacy-conscious but that’s not always true. We dug deep into NordVPN’s encryption, audits, logging policy, and security features to see how safe it really is.
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on October 2, 2023
It can be difficult to tell if your VPN really lives up to its privacy claims. Today, our team takes a closer look at ExpressVPN, examining its security, encryption standards, and logging policy.
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on October 1, 2023
Want to remove your personal details from Truthfinder? This guide will tell you how to, and explain some of the best tools for the job. 
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on September 26, 2023
Trying to watch ITVX from Ireland? ITVX is only available in the UK, so videos will be region-locked. We’ll take you through how to watch ITVX from Ireland with a VPN.
By Mark Gill in VPN & Privacy on September 26, 2023
Thinking about getting rid of TikTok? We’ll reveal how to lock down or permanently delete your TikTok profile, and explain why doing so is even necessary in the first place.
By Ian Garland in VPN & Privacy on September 26, 2023