Articles tagged: isp

Are You Being Spied On?

Can My ISP Monitor My Internet Usage?

Your ISP controls your internet connection, and it’s easy for them to monitor the data you send and receive. The question is, why would anyone monitor your internet?

ISP

Tip of the Day: He Who Provides Your Internet is Your Internet Provider

Video Chat

Can Video Chat Be Intercepted and Recorded?

Video chat is probably not monitored, but there’s no way to prove that. If that’s a little too vague for you, then be careful what you do on your computer.

I Spy

Can my school see my emails and messages?

There are numerous people and programs that can track your internet activities… if you are really that interesting.

A suspicious computer user

Is My ISP’s Router Safe to Use?

There are a number of compelling reasons to use the router your ISP provides for you. Ongoing support is one. And switching to another router won’t necessarily do anything to guard your data.

Data data and more networked data...

Why doesn’t my internet speed match what I’m paying for?

In general, more speed is better than less, but exactly what you are getting (and whether or not you need it) is going to be a personal matter.

Hacker's Hand

Can an ISP Remotely Access My Computer without My Knowledge?

Knowing who you are dealing with is the key to safe remote access. It’s not the technology that’s a problem. It’s the person on the other end of the remote access!

Router Backside

Will buying a new modem/router increase my internet speed?

Many things can interfere with a network speed test on your end. Make sure your speed test gives you the most accurate results by following these guidelines.

Hacker's Hand

Can the Owner of an Open WiFi Hotspot See what Files I’m Downloading?

Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to
see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story!

How Can I Find a Good Web Host?

Where to host your website depends on what kind of a website it is. Options range from free to expensive based on your needs.

Email Envelope

How Do I Keep My Email Address When I Switch ISPs?

Changing your email address is hard and keeping your ISP-provided email is nearly impossible. I’ll look at making this the last change that you’ll ever need.

Looking Closely

How can my ISP tell that I’m downloading copyrighted files?

Some ISPs are taking a more aggressive position to stop illegal file sharing. Your ISP can see a lot, including the fact that you are filesharing.

How do I get wireless internet?

You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it’s not something you can just connect to anywhere. It’s more often something you purchase and set up.

A Landlord's Key Hand-off

Is Wi-Fi Provided by My Landlord Safe?

Connectivity is becoming an added “perk” in some housing situations. Make sure you know the risks and alternatives when someone else provides your internet connection.