3 Ways to Check If Your VPN Is Leaking Your Data

Think your search history is private? Think again. Every site you visit, every Google search query you ever type is recorded, logged, and stored in some virtual cloud. In fact, courts have even begun using a person’s internet search history as evidence. Imagine every mundane search you ever typed being exposed. It’s possible, which is probably one of the main reasons why more people have begun using VPN.

A VPN is a virtual private network. They work by encrypting your internet connection and hiding your real IP address. When you connect to a virtual private network server, you’re able to browse the internet as if you were in a different location. Unfortunately, not all VPNs were created equal. While some help encrypt your connection, others actually sell your browsing data.

Not sure how to tell if a VPN is legitimate? Start by asking these three simple questions.

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Behind the Otter Creative Studio Name

Otter Creative Studio’s name concept started with a trip to Big Sur, California. About 30 miles north lies a city, Monterey, where otters live. We fell in love with the animal and the company name was born—and the rest, like they say, is history.

We had the opportunity to go back about a month ago and we decided to record a short but amazing video on our way to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It is beautiful down there and if you enjoy watching this video imagine being there!

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Website Security: 5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Website, Today

Website security is a big deal. In the past few years a myriad of major companies’ websites, servers, point-of-sale systems, and who know what else have gotten hacked left and right by groups of highly skilled individuals. Even the Italian company Team Hacking which specialized in “offensive intrusion and surveillance capabilities to governments, law enforcement agencies and corporations,” as described by Wikipedia, was recently hacked making it a concern of gigantic proportions to pretty much everyone.

The good news is that most websites out there, including ours, aren’t being targeted by these individuals. The bad news is that there is another group of hackers eager and happy to target the rest of the websites like this 15-year-old who purportedly hacked 259 company websites within a 90-day period. You read that right, a hacker of 15 years of age having fun like there was no tomorrow.

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