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Dave Albaugh

Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of "knowledge nuggets" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast

Articles by Dave

Tech support scams are on the decline, but they're still a major problem in different parts of the world. Here's everything you need to know about how a tech support scam works, including real examples of what these scams look like from the inside.
By Dave Albaugh in Information Security on July 3, 2019
The list of VPNs is long, just about everyone claims to be the best VPN for Mac, so which should you choose for the best experience? Our roundup takes you through the best VPNs for Macs.
By Dave Albaugh in VPN & Privacy on December 11, 2023
You entrust multiple organizations with your personal data every day, but given the number of data breaches that are reported each year, the odds are that your information has fallen into the wrong hands at some point. We reveal the biggest data breaches in history.
By Dave Albaugh in Data Breaches Studies on July 18, 2022
Phishing scams are common place, here's how to recognize and avoid them.
By Dave Albaugh in Information Security on May 13, 2022
A quick search for "VPN" in the Apple app store will reveal hundreds of apps claiming to be the best VPN for iPad. We tested dozens of popular iOS VPNs and narrowed it down to just seven.
By Dave Albaugh in VPN & Privacy on January 22, 2024
We explain what Tor is, how it works, if it is legal and how to use it safely with a VPN. We also explain some of the limitations of Tor and what alternatives exist.
By Dave Albaugh in VPN & Privacy on January 27, 2023
Phishing is a nasty business that runs 24/7/365. During tax season, a special type of phishing attac
By Dave Albaugh in Information Security on December 2, 2019
Tor is a network of relays and bridges setup to allow people to surf the web anonymously. This guide
By Dave Albaugh in VPN & Privacy on August 23, 2017
Ads & malware are served up by thousands of servers on the internet. We shows how to use your comput
By Dave Albaugh in Information Security on January 2, 2019
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