Shadowsocks – Better and stealthier than your VPN

This summer Chinese authorities deepened a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs)—tools that help internet users inside the mainland access the open, uncensored web. While not a blanket ban, the new restrictions are shifting the services out of their legal grey area and further toward a black one. In July alone, one popular made-in-China VPN… Continue reading Shadowsocks – Better and stealthier than your VPN

VPN kill switches of 2017 and why they are important

Once the domain of internet security geeks, VPN (Virtual Private Networking) has gone increasingly mainstream with smart surfers looking to keep their net traffic private, and away from the prying eyes of hackers, governments or overly profit-driven ISPs. However, remember that VPNs do have some limitations in terms of security, and when using a VPN service,… Continue reading VPN kill switches of 2017 and why they are important

[FIX] Wrong Pin/Pattern when restoring TWRP Nandroid Backup

When you create and restore a TWRP backup (as example because you tried out a custom ROM and saw that it’s not good) you’ll be greeted with: a) A “enter PIN before boot” screen b) A wrong lockscreen code (either PIN or Pattern) when booted to Android ———————— HOW TO FIX ———————— Simply boot into… Continue reading [FIX] Wrong Pin/Pattern when restoring TWRP Nandroid Backup