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There are many interesting things you can do with a Raspberry Pi, but this one offers privacy protection from prying eyes. All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi adaptor and some time.
When you use HTTPS or SSL, your web browsing traffic is encrypted. When you use a VPN, all of your traffic is encrypted (usually). Sometimes, even with HTTPS and VPNs in play, DNS requests — or the way your computer translates “lifehacker.com” into numbers that your computer understands, like “22.214.171.124″ are completely unencrypted, leaving you open to spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks. DNSCrypt can lock that down. Here’s how.
Twitter has finally added two-factor authentication and you should enable it right now if you can. We probably don’t need to tell you why, but just in case you forgot about social engineering hacks, you want to enable this feature to protect yourself.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve read about why I really should use a VPN, and I’ve been looking into different providers, but there’s one thing I’m worried about. Can’t a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and see what I’m doing? Don’t I just have to trust them not to spy on me?
Windows: If you want access to streaming media that is only available in specific locations, want to browse web sites that display differently depending on where you are, or are just seeking a little privacy, SafeIP can help. The utility lets you select where your IP address will appear to be located, and can even rotate them regularly if privacy is your goal.