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Onion Routing Explained

Onion routing was initially developed in the mid-1990s at the US Naval Research Laboratory and further developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

VPN Glossary of Terms

Full Glossary for all the terms related to VPN (Virtual Private Networks).

PPTP VPN Protocol

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) was developed in the 1990s by a consortium of computing and telecommunications companies that included Microsoft and 3Com.

Encryption and Hashing Explained

Encryption is a technique of encoding data so that only authorized persons can access the information it holds. This can be messages sent between a sender and recipient, data stored in a shared area, or personal information stored locally.

Wireguard VPN Protocol

WireGuard is one of the latest open-source communications protocols that has been designed to replace IPSec and OpenVPN by simplifying the installation and configuration process while also offering reduced latency and better reliability.

TOR Explained

The Onion Router (Tor) was conceived to implement onion routing using free and open-source software that would be available for anyone to use.

L2TP VPN Protocol

The Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) was developed in the 1990s as a successor to Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) by a consortium that included Microsoft and Cisco.

SSTP VPN Protocol

The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) was developed by Microsoft specifically as a Windows operating system protocol to enable protected remote access to client devices and servers.

OpenVPN VPN Protocol

OpenVPN is an open-source virtual private network (VPN) system that implements techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections.