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Month: March 2017

What is VPN (Virtual Private Network)? How it Works?

What is VPN (Virtual Private Network)? How it Works?

Knowledge Base
Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a personal network created over the internet The devices connected to a VPN can have a continuous communication, regardless of any physical or digital barriers in the mid-way.  A VPN is like your private lounge on the internet where you can hang out without interference from other people. It allows you access your home network or the corporate network of your company even if you’re in some other corner of the world. Two Types of VPNs Mainly, VPNs are of two kinds, namely, Remote Access VPN and Site-to-Site VPN. The second kind site-to-site virtual private networks have further sub-types. Remote Access VPN When we talk about Remote Access VPN, we are talking about giving someone access to an existing private network over the internet. The private n
How To Bypass Free Wi-Fi Time Limit To Get Unlimited Internet

How To Bypass Free Wi-Fi Time Limit To Get Unlimited Internet

Ethical Hacking, General
How to get free Wi-Fi is one of the most searched terms when it comes to network hacks. Out of those methods to get free internet, I talked about coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels that offer free Wi-Fi. But, many employ time limits on them to control how long a customer uses the Wi-Fi. This trick is also used by the business owners to ensure that a person doesn’t spend too much time in their establishment. How To Bypass Wi-Fi Time Limits? There are a couple of methods to circumvent this Wi-Fi time limit to continue using the free Wi-Fi. Please note that these methods are a little devious, so employ them only in critical situations. Mac Address Spoofing: The solution to this problem is very simple. All you need to do is use an app that can spoof a new MAC address and allow you to
How to fix if a Particular Website Is Not Accesible On The Internet?

How to fix if a Particular Website Is Not Accesible On The Internet?

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
The situation becomes very irritating when you’re not able to open a particular website on the internet. Initially, you type the URL in the address bar; then you head over to Google and other search engines one by one. If you’re desperate enough, you might go on to try other web browsers installed on your computer, and that includes Internet Explorer.  There can be multiple reasons why you’re not able to open a particular website using internet connection, even if it’s a high-speed broadband connection. Check Website Status Before going ahead and telling you about the possible reasons behind the unavailability of a website, I would recommend you to check and confirm the website status. There are many free and online service that’ll help you get a better idea of what’s going on. This w
Facebook Search Engine – Tips And Tricks

Facebook Search Engine – Tips And Tricks

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
Facebook’s internal search engine is one of the most underrated and under-used tools we come across every day. Also, apart from Google’s search engine, it’s one of the most powerful search tools that we have at our fingertips.  Our most Facebook search activity is limited to typing the names of friends and pages in the search box and seldom we use for other purposes. This isn’t entirely our fault. After the introduction of Graph Search in 2014, apart from becoming more popular, Facebook’s search engine has become trickier. Now, there are many option and query syntax. What exactly can I find using Facebook search? If you take a look at Facebook’s search prompt, it says “Search Facebook.” That’s right, this search lets you search any post you’ve seen before on Facebook, all the friends,
How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
VLC is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular media players around. VLC Media Player is a free and open source and has the added advantage of offering users many hidden features. Whatever the format is, VLC media player can undoubtedly play almost any kind of audio and video formats you want. One of these hidden features is its ability to convert almost any audio or video format. This is the reason why it’s aptly called  as the Swiss knife of Media players. Another of such hidden feature is VLC media player’s ability to stream and download videos from YouTube and many other video streaming websites. This VLC Media Player ability has not been made public or advertised by the developers for the fear of angering big daddy Google and violating copyright ToS. Steps to download your fa
Is it necessary to Safely Eject USB Drives From PC?

Is it necessary to Safely Eject USB Drives From PC?

Explainer, Life Hacks
Safely Eject USB Media From PC - Explained If I ask you to eject a pen drive while some data is being written on it, you’d refuse to do so. It might corrupt the data that’s being written on the drive, I know that. However, even when your USB drive isn’t in active use, abruptly ejecting the drive could still corrupt the data. This happens due to the write caching process that’s used by most operating systems. So, information isn’t written immediately to the USB drive. Instead, it’s possible that some information is stored in your computer’s RAM. When you give a copy command, the operating system waits for a number of requests to fulfill and then satisfies those requests all at once. So, it’s possible to corrupt some data if you abruptly remove a USB drive. Why Linux, MacOS and Win
How safe is it To Charge My Laptop With A Charger That Has Different Specifications?

How safe is it To Charge My Laptop With A Charger That Has Different Specifications?

Explainer, Life Hacks
What if I use a different charger to charge my laptop? You might be knowing that each power adapter is designed to work with a certain AC input. It converts the input into a particular DC output that charges and runs our electronic devices. Many sensible device manufacturers write lots of information on the chargers, making the harder part of fetching the values of voltage and current easier. However, in situations when there is little or no information on the label, one should select a different charger with utmost care. The first thing that anybody would consider is that the charger you’re grabbing has a connector that perfectly fits. In most Android smartphones, it’s no brainer. In laptops, many shapes of connectors are proprietary (Apple says hello!). So, other chargers might n
What would happen If I Never Shut Down My Computer?

What would happen If I Never Shut Down My Computer?

Explainer, Life Hacks
  The modern day operating systems are designed in such a manner that they can be used for a long time without performing the complete shutdown process. However, there are some points that one should keep in mind. Software issues: On the software front, the programs being used by you keep collecting all sorts of junk. So, restarting your computer might rejuvenate it and make it seem faster. Well, if your computer has enough RAM, it can be used for a longer period of time without shutdown. The systems being used as servers have more liberty. On a server, one starts just a few programs and they keep on running. Compared to a desktop computer, where one keeps interacting with the programs and running different applications, a server system will run longer. Also, the server operat
Networking Configurations in a Virtual Machine – Tips

Networking Configurations in a Virtual Machine – Tips

Concepts, Networking
For Laptop users When you are trying your hand on a new OS, it is always a good idea to test that OS in a virtual machine (vmware player, oracle vm virtualbox etc) rather than installing it on a hard drive. By doing so, you can not only save your time and effort but if somehow your OS crashes, due to some or the other reason, then you can re-install it easily. Virtual machine gives you a virtual environment, where you can install multiple OSes and test them easily. It also allows you to connect multiple virtual OSes in a network (every OS shown here represent different machine, that can communicate with each other via virtual ip address). If you have installed Kali Linux on virtual machine, then change the network setting to NAT mode and your virtual OS will now act as wired virtual machi...
What Is The Difference Between Fast Startup, Hybrid Sleep, Hibernate, Sleep, Shutdown

What Is The Difference Between Fast Startup, Hybrid Sleep, Hibernate, Sleep, Shutdown

Explainer, Life Hacks
Terms like shutdown, sleep, and hibernate are common to most users. If you use your computer regularly, then, you might be familiar with hybrid sleep and most recently fast startup. All of these are various power management modes to reduce power consumption of your computer while you’re away. A common thought might have sparked among most of the users - What’s the difference between Fast Startup, Hybrid Sleep, Hibernate, Sleep, Shutdown? Shutdown The process involves disconnecting the power supply to the machine. The state (services and apps are running at the moment) of the operating system is not retained before initiating the shutdown process. So, when you boot your machine next time, the system loads with its default settings and services. The machine takes longer than other powe