‘Use VPN!’ Former ‘Most Wanted Hacker’ Mitnick talks Snowden, NSA, privacy
The ongoing leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden cause more anger the more they emerge. People across the world are being shown just how much their private lives and private data are being monitored by intelligence services. RT joined by Kevin Mitnick, one of the world’s most renowned computer hackers to discuss the issues.
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Setting Up a Smart DNS Proxy – Is It For You?
If you don’t know what a smart DNS proxy is, it’s a special type of service that allows Internet users to view websites that are restricted in their area. The DNS proxy server acts as an intermediary between the restricted website and the device that’s accessing the computer. It tricks the website into seeing that the website is being accessed from a non-restricted geographic location.
A smart DNS proxy service is NOT for free, however, it’s not terribly expensive either. If you live in a country that gives you access to all your favorite websites, you won’t ever need this server. However, if you’re a US military service man who has been drafted to Korea, for example, where you won’t be able to access sites like Netflix, you will need to subscribe to such a service.
When you subscribe to a smart DNS proxy service, a computer is connected to the proxy server located within an approved location to connect to the website. Unlike VPN or Virtual Private Network, a smart DNS proxy is not encrypted and does not change the IP address of the computer. It only alters the device’s DNS and reroutes it to a DNS of another location.
With a smart DNS proxy service, you don’t need to install any software or third-party application. Once you change the DNS of your device, you can immediately gain access to the blocked website. This service is also not limited to one device. You can set it up across a network of devices like smart phones, smart televisions, wi-fi ready gaming consoles, and computers and laptops.
So, if you’re wondering if a smart DNS proxy server is right for you, you should ask if there are any websites that you like to check out but are restricted in your area.