Friday 15 December 2017

Can A VPN Bypass Net Neutrality Rollback And Throttling? — Here Are 3 Top Services To Help You

Defying the advice from security and technology experts, the Federal Communications Commission has repealed the net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote. This move is expected to cement the positions of larger ISPs, thanks to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who was also a former Verizon employee.
Apart from encouraging paid prioritization and numerous data security/privacy concerns, this move might also mean a serious blow to smaller ISPs and internet-based technology companies. Now, your existing ISP has got the power to sell your data to the highest bidders.
This brings us to the imminent question — What next? While lawsuits, protests, and debates need to take place with greater gravity to reclaim your access to the open web in the upcoming months, what else can you do? This is where VPN and Net neutrality relationship comes into play.

Using a VPN can help you — here’s how

In , a VPN service like NordVPN can act as your trusted privacy companion by allowing you to access the web with the protection of encryption.
As a result, a service provider won’t be able to see your data and can’t know which websites you visit. All your traffic gets routed through VPN servers and the ISP can only know that you’re connected to some VPN server. As a result, an ISP won’t be able to block a particular website for you or slow it down (Note: Don’t forget to see VPN blocking possibilities below).
So, what VPNs should one choose to fight against Net neutrality? Are they really useful?
In our previous articles on the importance of using a VPN service, we’ve recommended services like Private Internet Access, Express VPN, and NordVPN from time to time. You can read their detailed reviews as well — Express VPN review and NordVPN review. These services are known to operate in the US and provide high-quality support. While ExpressVPN is known for its 24×7 support and Netflix streaming, PIA is for cost-effectiveness and reliability.

VPN and Net neutrality: Can VPNs be blocked by ISPs?

While a VPN will restrict an ISP from blocking individual websites, there are some scenarios that could be troublesome. Here, I’m talking about throttling VPN traffic altogether.
While slowing down VPN traffic is theoretically possible, it has a lot of technical and business challenges. There are tons of corporate customers who use VPNs for work, and ISPs would need to come up with something newer to block VPN traffic (and not displease them).
VPN companies too have some options to circumvent this challenge by changing the IPs frequently and forcing ISPs to maintain a vast list of updated servers.
Similar sentiments on VPN and Net neutrality were also expressed by leading VPN provider PIA: “We won’t let you get throttled or let your ISP choose what you have or don’t have access to. If it comes to cat and mouse, then so be it. There’s 4.2 billion IPv4 IPs and basically a lot of IPv6 IPs that we can use.”

                  REST IN PEACE Neutrality 

T he past one year’s effort made by American citizens has been rejected by the Federal Communications Committee, headed by Ajit Pai, which has just voted to repeal the net neutrality rules established under the Obama administration. It looks like Christmas came pretty early for ISP giants.

In this process of killing net neutrality, the vote was 3 to 2. Along the party lines, Republican Commissioners voted in favor of the order; Democratic Commissions voted against the same. While Pai titled his order as “Restoring Internet Freedom,” Democrat Mignon Clyburn said it should be called “Destroying Internet Freedom.”
Now, broadband won’t be classified as a Title II service. As a result of this change, FFC won’t be acting as an active regulator of the broadband industry, allowing the companies to throttled or block websites/content as per their wish. The rich technology players would be able to avail services like paid prioritization. However, ISPs will need to disclose such practices.
That’s not all. Now, American states won’t be able to override the new order with their own legislation.
“The Internet is the greatest free market innovation in history. What is responsible for the phenomenal development of the Internet? It certainly wasn’t heavy-handed government regulation,” Pai said before vote, according to Ars Technica. “Following today’s vote, American consumers will still be able to access the websites they want to visit,” he added.
“As a result of today’s misguided action, our broadband providers will get extraordinary new power from this agency. They will have the power to block websites, throttle services, and censor online content,” Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel said.
“They will have the right to discriminate and favor the internet traffic of those companies with whom they have pay-for-play arrangements and the right to consign all others to a slow and bumpy road,” she added.
“Maybe several providers will quietly roll out paid prioritization packages that enable deep-pocketed players to cut the queue. Maybe a vertically integrated broadband provider decides that it will favor its own apps and services. Or some high-value Internet-of-things traffic will be subject to an additional fee. Maybe some of these actions will be cloaked under non-disclosure agreements and wrapped up in mandatory arbitration clauses so that it will be a breach of contract to disclose these publicly or take the provider to court over any wrongdoing. Some may say, “Of course, this will never happen.” After today’s vote, what will be in place to stop them?” Clyburn continued.
This development means that a new and bigger fight has just started. But, not everything’s lost. You can expect different lawsuits heading to courts in near future. Also, Congress has the power to pass a law and make things right.
What are your views on this Net neutrality vote? What should be the future course of action? Share your views and become a part of the discussion.

Tuesday 12 September 2017

9 Ways Hackers Hack Your Facebook Account and How to prevent it

Hackers use various methods for hacking a facebook account password of victim. Today I tell you what type of methods hackers are using for hacking a facebook account and how can you prevent yourself from these hacks.
1. Facebook Phishing
Phishing is one of the most popular ways for hacking a facebook account. In Phishing, the hacker creates a fake login page or create a clone of facebook login page that looks like the real facebook page. In the next step facebook, hacker asks the victim to log in through the fake phishing web page, victim username and password stored in a hacker computer.
How to Protect yourself from Facebook Phishing
  • Never login your facebook account on another computer.
  • Always avoid emails that ask you to log in your facebook account in the new tab.
  • Never open any spammy links that give by your friend in the message box or by SMS.
  • Always use Chrome browser, chrome identifies the phishing page.
  • Use Antivirus in your computer.
  • Make sure you are on and double-check the web address.
2. Keylogging
Keylogging is one of the easiest ways to hack a password of the facebook account. Keylogger is a small software or program which installed in a victim computer and this program record everything which victim type in his computer.
How to Protect yourself from Keyloggers
  • Install a good antivirus in your computer.
  • Never open your facebook account on another computer.
  • Always download free software from trusted websites
  • Never download or get a software from untrusted sources.
  • Always scan a pen drive for virus
3. View Saved Password from Browser
Like you know whenever we login new account in our browser, the browser asks to save this username and password in the computer. Anyone can hack your facebook account from view your facebook password in your browser.
Just go this URL and you see username and password in your chrome browser.
How to Protect yourself from this Hack
  • Never save your login password in your web browser.
  • Secure your chrome browser with the password.
  • Always use the strong password in your Computer.
4. Mobile Phone Hacking
Generally, we reset our facebook password from our mobile phone. What if someone install monitor apps in our phone. With monitor apps, hackers can access and read your all sms and he can easily reset your facebook password in just seconds.
How to Protect yourself from Facebook Mobile Phone Hacking
  • Always install a good antivirus in your mobile phone.
  • Never install unknown apps in your phone.
  • Always check your phone for suspicous apps
5. Social Engineering
Social Engineering is simple attack made by hacker, in this method hacker can collect information about victim as much as he can from various methods. If victim uses simple password like his birthday date, mobile number, school name, girlfriend name and bike number , a good hacker can easily guess your password and hack your facebook account.
How to Protect Yourself from Social Engineering Attack
  • Never use any simple password in your facebook account.
  • Never ever write you facebook account in any paper.
  • Many people use the same password in different websites, my advice is never to use same password for many websites.
  • Make strong password from this website Random Password Generator
6. From Hacking your Email Account
Mainly the first hacker hacks your email account then hack your facebook account from password resetting.
How to Protect yourself from Email Hacking
  • Enable 2 Step authentication in your email account. When you enable this security in your Gmail account, no one accesses your Gmail account without your mobile OTP.
  • Use strong password in your email.
7. Source Code
At facebook website login pages, you can view masked passwords (******)by changing the password input type as text from inspect element in your browser. This method works in all modern browser. Never leave your PC on with signup page. Anyone can know your facebook password from this method.

Save yourself from this Attack
  • Never save your facebook password in your web browser.
8. Tabnapping
Nowdays you can see ,you can signup and make your id on any website from your facebook account. Many websites are create a fake login page and asks you to enter your facebook username and password. In this hack a hacker creates a fake website and asks user to sign up from you facebook accou

WhatsApp set to start charging businesses

WhatsApp set to start charging

Facebook finally looks set to start making money from its $19 billion acquisition WhatsApp. While Facebook’s other messaging platform Messenger makes it revenue through advertisements, WhatsApp will apparently be generating revenue by offering businesses a way to communicate and engage with their customers. To help its users to differentiate between normal users and businesses, WhatsApp also seems to be planning a roll out of verification badges on its platform.
Not Charging users yet
According to reports, companies in Europe, Brazil, India and Indonesia are already said to be trying out this new feature. One of the first major corporation said to be trying out the feature is said to be KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. This news ties in to earlier reports that Facebook has been looking for ways to monetize WhatsApp after it abolished the platform’s $0.99 sign-up fee and made it free for everyone.
“We want to put a basic foundation in place to allow people to message businesses and for them to get the responses that they want,”  WhatsApp COO Matt Idema said. “We do intend on charging businesses in the future.”
The good thing about this story, is that there seem to be no plans to start charging users for accessing WhatsApp as many reports feared when the company was bought by Facebook. A spokesperson for the company has also mentioned that companies will first need to gain approval from a user before they can contact them therefore, the feature will work via an opt-in.