Jon Watson

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.

10 Best free TFTP servers for Windows, Linux and Mac
By in Net Admin, Net Admin Popular Posts, on novembre 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm
10 Best free TFTP servers for Windows, Linux and Mac

One of the most widely used file transfer protocols is the Trivial FTP (TFTP) protocol. In this article, we’ll cover off the top 10 best TFTP servers.

8 best packet sniffers and network analyzers for 2018
By in Net Admin, on novembre 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm
8 best packet sniffers and network analyzers for 2018

Packet Sniffing is a colloquial term that refers to the art of network traffic analysis. In this article, we round up the best free packet sniffers.

What is packet sniffing and how can you avoid it?
By in Information Security, on novembre 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm
What is packet sniffing and how can you avoid it?

Your internet traffic is susceptible to packet sniffing and analysis as it travels through various routers en-route to its destination. We explain how to avoid that.

What is a Man in the Middle attack and how can I avoid it?
By in VPN, on ottobre 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm
What is a Man in the Middle attack and how can I avoid it?

A Man in the Middle attack is where a bad guy plays two parties against each other without either party knowing. This guide helps avoid becoming a victim.

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and do you need it?
By in VPN & Privacy, on ottobre 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and do you need it?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a login system that requires more than just a username and a password. 2FA greatly enhances security and is easy to use.

How to configure a smart DNS proxy service on a DD-WRT router
By in VPN, on ottobre 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm
How to configure a smart DNS proxy service on a DD-WRT router

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 […]

Installing OpenVPN client and server on a DD-WRT router
By in VPN, on settembre 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Installing OpenVPN client and server on a DD-WRT router

This guide explains how to install and configure both a DD-WRT OpenVPN server and the OpenVPN client on the open source DD-WRT router.

How to avoid common security holes
By in Antivirus, on settembre 20, 2017 at 8:32 am
How to avoid common security holes

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 […]

The best free rootkit removal, detection and scanner programs
By in Antivirus, on settembre 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm
The best free rootkit removal, detection and scanner programs

A rootkit is a particularly nasty piece of malware that is extremely difficult to detect and remove. This article explains how to detect and remove rootkits

The ultimate digital privacy guide for teachers
By in VPN, on settembre 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm
The ultimate digital privacy guide for teachers

Teachers can find it hard to both be on the internet and also maintain some sort of privacy. This teachers’ guide to online privacy can help.