Jon is a senior Linux systems administrator currently working in the Internet security field. Most of his time is spent reviewing security related issues and developing ways to mitigate damage or prevent them from happening in the first place. He has articles published in Linux Journal and Linux Magazines and was previously the Tech Channel editor for b5 Media.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) solve a lot of privacy problems. Since a VPN usually encrypts your traffic between your computer and the VPN provider, it makes it very difficult for an observer to view your traffic to see what you’re up to. However, there are many people who want to be able to hide the […]
Many media streaming services will only allow certain content in specific countries. The most common way to enforce those restrictions is to examine the viewer’s IP address and attempt to geo-locate it to a region. VPNs are a common way to circumvent these geo-location tactics, but VPNs can slow down traffic. That’s fine for normal […]
Large swaths of personal data is routinely stolen from companies and governments with alarming frequency. It seems like these organizations simply have no clue how insecurely their data is stored, and even less of a clue how to prevent data theft. With few exceptions, these data thefts are made possible by poor code, poor configuration […]