How to Protect your Online Privacy

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Online banking and shopping have become an inseparable part of many users’ lives.  For these purposes, many people enter  their personal data online, such as account numbers and logging details. But there is a threat  of this information being misused by hackers. That’s why it is crucial to protect your private data. Here are some tips on available solutions for protecting  your internet privacy.

One of the most reliable ways is to use a VPN connection, that secures data transmission by creating a tunnel between your device and the network that you are accessing. It is important to choose one of the best VPN services, because they provide their customers with high-end web anonymity and secure internet browsing, as well as good access speed.

It is also a good idea to have privacy software installed. It is able to prevent hackers’ attacks, it provides browser cleaning and detects malicious software. The best privacy software can defend your computer from loggers that can steal your logging information whilst you type it in. Moreover,  it protects your privacy by removing cookie trackers that are used to purloin private data.

Good quality software protects your personal data, not only during internet browsing but also when you are not online. It will warn you when you are visiting an unsafe site that could intercept your private information during a login and deletes your internet history. Besides, it will detect spyware files on your computer and neutralize them.


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How to Choose a VPN Provider?

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Protecting internet privacy and online security are very important for many users all over the world. Many people prefer to use VPN services to stay protected online. The use of VPN is reasonably thought to be one of the most reliable methods that provide you with safe internet browsing. But it is of crucial importance to choose a good VPN service provider, in order to be really protected. Selecting the best VPN is a popular topic on may internet forums where users share their experience of using different virtual private networks. We have collected some tips.

The first thing that should be taken into consideration is web anonymity. Many VPN providers give you pseudonyms, but not actual anonymity. If the company provides you with a unique IP address, it makes you uniquely identifiable because you are the only person using this IP address. Make sure that your VPN provider uses methods like crowding, multiplexing, latency normalization or traffic splitting / mixing, that can actually make you anonymous.

If you want to visit web sites that are restricted in your country, you should check in what countries your VPN provider has gateways. When using a VPN you can 'virtually' be any place in the world if there is a gateway there.

It is very important to make sure that your VPN provider doesn’t run its network on VPS/cloud servers. Cloud is an anti-privacy technology. Using a cloud or virtualized servers means that the traffic control is given up to a datacenter or cloud provider, what results in the VPN provider being weakly protected.

Use the following link to learn more tips: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1872039.

TUVPN New site preview!

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We've had some interest from our users about the work we are doing on our new website design. So….we couldn't wait to show you what we have been preparing with so much effort!

Here is a quick glimpse of the upcoming TUVPN new 'look & feel'!

We have been trying very hard to make sure navigation is easy, and to ensure that all the information on our core product areas is well presented.

New Home Page

New TUVPN Home page

New Tutorials Page

New TUVPN Tutorials page

New How It Works Page

New How It Works Page

 

There is still a lot to do, but we hope to have the new site up and running by the end of this month.

We've only given you a little glimpse, but please let us know what you think, what we could improve, and what you'd love to see…..we will do our best !

And remember that together with the new site we will have new forums and a new ticketing system! Hope there are not too many new things at once! :D


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TUVPN Launches its First VPN Server in Sweden

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TUVPN.COM is delighted to announce that it has launched a New VPN Server in Sweden.

 

Server Address:

stockholm.tuvpn.com
 

 

This is the latest addition to TUVPN's global VPN network.

When you sign up with TuVPN.com you get access to its entire global network.

The server comes packed with all the usual features: OpenVPN, PPTP, and High Anonymity Proxy.

We also offer Dedicated IP VPN on this server.

All feature enhancements and network options are fully available!

Do you have questions? Read our extensive FAQ, Tutorials, and Blog Articles

 

TUVPN.COM – the serious VPN network, where performance and customer care are the only things that matter.

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Incoming Connection Ports (DRPF) Explained

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Dummy users do not worry about how the communication is realized during internet connection. They do not know what  "connection port numbers”, “dynamic RPF”, “open and closed ports” are… But if you are going to use a secure internet connection via VPN, you need to know something about incoming connection ports. When connected to a VPN server, this server automatically becomes a firewall between you and the Internet. And the applications you usually use may not work. Why can it happen?, how to resolve this issue? Read this article…

What are incoming connection ports?

How an application installed on your computer knows where to send data to on Internet? In addition to the IP address of a remote machine, the programs must know the port numbers of the receiving application. Imagine a letter which comes to an address – a building with thousands of rooms.  And to what room must the letter be delivered? So, ports are like room numbers or post office boxes – they specify where exactly the message must be delivered.  Port numbers range from 0 to 65536. Numbers from 0 to 1024 are reserved for privileged services and designated as well-known ports. For example: 80 HTTP, 110 POP3, 443 HTTPS, 563 SNEWS, 569 MSN. Higher-level applications that use TCP/IP, such as Web Protocol and Hypertext Transfer Protocol, have ports with pre-assigned numbers.  Other application processes are given port numbers dynamically for each connection.

When a service (server program) is initially started, it is said to bind to its designated port number. As a client program wants to use that server, it must also must to bind to the designated port number. An example for the use of ports is an email client which you use to receive and send emails. Configuring email settings may be different from program to program, but all email programs require the same basic pieces of information. Among them are SMTP and POP3 email servers and their ports. The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) by default listens on TCP port 25 for incoming requests. The Post Office Protocol (POP) used to fetch email messages from the server listens on TCP port number 110. The following screenshot shows an account configuration window in a email application where you need to define POP3 and SMTP ports.

Incoming Ports and VPN Connection

Every VPN connection uses an incoming connection port on the user’s computer. It is like an endpoint to a connection. However, when connected to a VPN server, this server automatically becomes a firewall between you and the Internet. This can be very convenient because it gives you another layer of security and protection. Port scanning is usually associated with malicious cracking attempts. Closed ports prevent anyone from the Internet connecting to your computer. But remember,  connections with  legitimate purposes will be forbidden as well. To resolve this issue, Dynamic Remote Port Forwarding (DRPF) is used. TUVPN.COM has enabled DRPF for both PPTP VPN and OpenVPN service. Basically, this means that every time you connect to a VPN server, it gives you certain ports that will be automatically redirected to your computer. Any Internet connection to one of these server ports will be immediately directed to your computer through the VPN. Forwarding an individual port still requires you to change where your program connects, telling it to use a non-standard port rather than the standard port. Read more in FAQs (http://www.tuvpn.com/faqs.php?ln=en#99).

Scanning Ports

If you are interested in ports issues, you can drill-down into the topic by using a free open source utility for network exploration Nmap ("Network Mapper"). Port scanning is the core function of Nmap. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems. The simple command

nmap <target>

scans 1,000 TCP ports on the host <target>. While many port scanners have traditionally ranged all ports into the open or closed status, Nmap range ports into six status: open, closed, filtered, unfiltered, open|filtered, or closed|filtered. The output from Nmap is a list of scanned targets, with supplemental information on each depending on the options used. A provided table lists the port number and protocol, service name, and state.

 

So, now you understand that incoming connection ports are the endpoint for communication via a network. The applications use the default ports until you configure the other ones. During VPN connection the default ports may need to be changed. TUVPN's personal VPN provides you a range of 5 ports to be used by your applications. With Business VPN services you can use as many ports as your working environment requires.


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New VPN Server in London

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TUVPN Adds Server No.2 in London 

As announced in our recent blog article (New VPN Servers For the TUVPN Network), we have now launched a second server in London.

The launch of the second London server brings our Global Network of VPN servers to 14 in 10 countries.

The new server in London has been added in response to increased demand.

The increased capacity and performance comes at no extra cost to our customers.

One account gets you every server in the TUVPN network, with all features – we just think its easier this way!

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New VPN Servers for the TUVPN Network

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TUVPN.COM Global VPN Server LocationsAs growth of the network continues, we are thinking about our next moves for our VPN network.

The first addition will be a new server in London to be added later this week. This will be our second server in the UK, which of course will be available to all of you at no additional cost. There has been a strong demand for the dedicated IP service for this location, so this addition was mandatory to meet the immediate demand.

After this addition, we are open to your suggestions.

As our strongest demand is in Europe, we were thinking about adding a new VPN server in Zlin (Czech Republic).

Another option would be a new server somewhere in Asia, but we are not fully convinced yet as our current Kuala Lumpur server in Malaysia is somewhat underused.

After going over the forum proposals from our users, we have been able to summarize customer thoughts as follows:

  • Switzerland – Some users have insisted that we reinstate a server in this domicile. So this is currently first in our request list.
  • Russia (Omsk) – Speed. Covering of Asia/Europe. Many users have asked for this.
  • Kyrgyzstan – Could be a good location to supply Asia/Europe.
  • Denmark – Because of download speed and privacy laws.
  • Panama – Would be a good complement to Chicago and Montreal VPN servers.
  • Hong Kong – Asian location most mentioned.
  • Latvia, Lithuania – Good speeds.
  • Bulgaria – Privacy.

Or….. do we just keep adding servers to the current locations ? e.g. a new server in Luxembourg.

What do you think?

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