• Iran Launches YouTube Alternative

    I bet the young people of Iran can hardly contain their excitement.  The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting have just announced the launch of an Iran-only version of the popular video uploading site YouTube.  It’s called Mehr and it’s the second video channel accessible only in Ira...
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  • Some Useful Proxy Definitions

    If you’ve searched around looking for secure proxies to use, you’ve probably come across these three definitions - Transparent Proxy Anonymous Proxy Elite Proxy Now none of these definitions are set in stone, but they’re used in most sites to describe the different level of secur...
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  • Using DNS to Fightback

    There’s a lot of information on this site, about the various methods used to filter, block and deny access to specific websites. Content filters, geo-blocking and firewalls now form part of the internet’s infrastructure rather than existing in isolation to protect genuinely secure networ...
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  • What’s a VPN and Do You Need One?

    There is no doubt that the term VPN causes much confusion throughout the IT industry never mind the public.  This is due to a number of reasons, but the confusion is largely to do with evolving technologies and how VPNs adapt with them.  The traditional definition of a VPN (Virtual Private Network...
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  • Changing a Device’s IP Address – Region Free, Smart DNS

    Wow what a geeky title,  well hopefully this post isn’t too dull but it’s inspired by a few emails I’ve been having.  Now a lot of us, are living a pretty region free life online, with the use of certain programs and services we are not blocked and redirected based on our locatio...
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