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How throttling in Germany worksInternet providers use traffic shaping to limit resources used by certain networks, users, and content providers. Traffic shaping techniques include bandwidth throttling, rate limiting, etc. Traffic shaping can have legitimate uses, but it can also be used by ISPs to s.....
What is www?The www prefix is the naming convention to identify that the address refers to a website. You would have to use other prefixes like FTP, mail or NNTP (Usenet news server) to access different services. They could also denote different servers for the convenience of webpage admins. What is.....
What is encryption?Encryption is the encoding of a message so that only the intended addressee can decode it. Encryption software turns your message into an indecipherable sequence called ciphertext. Even if someone gets hold of your message, they won’t be able to access the encrypted data unless th.....
What is stalkerware?Stalkerware (or spyware) is a spying app or software used to let someone else track your device. It is usually installed without the user’s consent or even knowledge. In most cases, the stalker and the victim have a close relationship, and the victim does not suspect they’re bein.....
What is Android safe mode?Safe mode lets you start up your phone or tablet without third-party applications. Since many apps are set to run automatically in the background, a clean boot will tell you whether faulty software is the source of your problems. How to boot Android in safe modeEntering saf.....
What is filerepmalware?Filerepmalware is a virus detection message used by multiple antivirus and scanning programs to indicate that malware has infected your computer. This can be anything from potentially unwanted programs to adware or trojans. Some of them might be relatively unharmful, resulting.....
Important steps to take before you delete a Gmail addressAfter you close your account, you won’t be able to log in, send or receive emails, and anyone who tries mailing your old address will receive a failed delivery message. Before you delete Gmail forever, make sure to inform your contacts about t.....
What are cookies?An HTTP cookie is a small piece of code that is left in your web browser by a website you visited. The cookie places information on your device so that the website could later identify you as a returning user. They’re not necessarily a bad thing, as cookies can improve your online e.....

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