What does VPN stand for?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a secure way of connecting networks and devices.
In the context we're talking about it will usually be a client-server solution and not connecting whole networks or businesses.
The assumption is that most people reading this are trying to secure their internet connection, privacy and hide or change their IPaddress.
Why use a VPN?
There are many........
Telus + 2Wire 2700 Router HorribleWell first of all let me say this is the only router/switch that sometimes seems to crash/disconnect computers on the local network.
This device also thought it would be smart to block VOIP packets coming from my Sipura ATA VOIP adapters so I disabled the [quote:cb89ba7bff]"Invalid TCP Flag Attacks (NULL/XMAS/Other)"[/quote:cb89ba7bff] option
Then all of a sudden I couldn't get onto any web pages, the wireless........
E-mail (Thunderbird) with GnuPG encryptionThis is great tool for Mozilla Thunderbird which allows you to encrypt your e-mails so only you and the receiver can view it even if the e-mail is intercepting or obtained by another person.
The only small catch is that you of course have to install an extension to Thunderbird and then configure each account you want to use it with. Really it can probably all be done in a few minutes and the effort is worth it.........