What is Double NAT and how does it affect me

If you spend anytime reading technical forums you’ve likely heard the phrase “Double NAT”. People like to talk about Double NAT like it’s the...

Is Apple really as privacy focused as they market?

The short answer: No. Apple sells advertising space the same as Google does. Most of us have probably seen this ad before: It’s simple...

Do you really need a VPN?

If you’ve spent any time on YouTube recently then chances are you’re heard a Youtuber promoting Nord VPN.¬† Before I begin with this, I...

Vulnerability vs. Exploit vs. Payload vs. Zeroday

The longer I’m in the world of Cyber Security the more I realize that people like to throw these phrases around seemingly interchangeably. The...

It’s time to stop blaming the End User and adopt a new security strategy

If you’ve ever worked in IT before you’ve heard the phrase “PEBKAC”; problem exists between keyboard and chair. We use this phrase to say...

Google Wi-Fi Review: Simple Mesh for Simple Needs

Several years ago, I bought a Google Wi-Fi Mesh system to solve a problem my wife was having.  I fell in love with the...

An Update to the VLAN Situation

Intro A few days ago I wrote an article about adding VLANs to my home network in order to segment off my IoT devices....

Why you should be using MAC filtering on your Wi-Fi, and other things

Intro MAC address filter has been an option on almost every router for a decade or longer.  The concept is simple; every device has...

Adding VLANs to my home network

Background A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post taking a retrospective look at my home network. It was pretty fun...

What can someone do with your IP address

The real truth from someone who isn’t trying to sell you a VPN:¬†Also a reason why you should avoid Nord. For those of you...
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