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IP addresses of your ISP – how often do they change on average?

An interesting study called Don’t count me out: On the relevance of IP addresses in the tracking ecosystem looked at how often the IP addresses allocated by the ISP change. The study looked at several thousand IP addresses in ten countries around the world. The following countries are included in the study: Switzerland, France, Great…

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VPN

Best VPN for home office — depends on the use case

Many people currently work in the home office and may not be protected by the company’s security measures. The perfect protection does not exist. In IT security, we try to use as many layers of protection as possible so that attackers and cyber criminals have as much trouble as possible. You also want to prevent…

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What is DNS (Domain Name System) and what does a DNS server do?

Who remembers phone books made of paper? They are mostly obsolete now but you used it to find a phone number of a name. DNS or Domain Name System does basically the same thing. The heavy lifting is one by the so-called DNS servers. How does DNS work? Why IP addresses are important and why…

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Travel

Does my VPN work in Bali / Indonesia? (Virtual Private Network)

Holidays are great and Bali is one of the most popular islands in Indonesia or South East Asia. This is not surprising. It is beautiful and there are plenty of activities on offer. Bali is definitely worth a trip! You want to go diving? Great! Then I recommend a trip from Sanur to Manta Point…

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Basics

VPN or Virtual Private Network: What is it and why do I need one?

A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a direct connection between two networks via a public connection such as the Internet. In order for me to explain to you exactly how a VPN works, a few short and simple basics are necessary. Don’t worry, I will keep it understandable. How do I connect to the…