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Unblock ExtraTorrent Safe and Secure

Today we are going to discuss how to unblock ExtraTorrent and stay safe and secure.

ExtraTorrent, sometimes called simply ET is an online index of digital content. These are mainly entertainment media and software. Extra torrents visitors can search, download and contribute magnet links and torrent files via BitTorrent protocol.

As of November 2016 ExtraTorrent was the world’s second largest torrent site, after The Pirate Bay.

ExtraTorrent is used my millions of people. However it is blocked in many countries like United Kingdom, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Portugal and others.

This site had many mirrors but they are blocked also.

How to unblock ExtraTorrent with VPN




If you want to unblock ExtraTorrent service and forget about the restrictions you can use secure vpn solution to torrent.

VPN is a secure encrypted tunnel that masks your real IP address. You became anonymous and protected.

Besides that all the traffic passed via the vpn tunnel is encrypted. So nobody can monitor it.

Using vpn is simple and secure. You do not need to install any additional software. Under the vpn you can access extratorrents wherever you.

You can be sure that your privacy is protected.

It is easy to setup vpn connection on your device.

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How to unblock ExtraTorrent on Windows with VPN

Below you can find Sahrzad VPN setup guide for devices with Windowsn 8 OS.

To setup vpn connection in Windows 8 please follow the next steps:

1. Display the Charms bar, click Search, and then click Settings.




2. Type VPN into the Search box.

3. Click the Set Up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection button in the Search results pane.

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4. The VPN Connection wizard appears. Enter the following information:

  1. * VPN server address from your account data that you received from Sahrzad into Internet Address text box. Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
  2. * Destination Name. It’s just a name of your connection. For example it can be “Sahrzad VPN”.

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5. Click Create.

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VPN connection is created and Windows 8 displays it under the Networks heading in the Charms bar. Click on it to connect.

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How to unblock ExtraTorrent on MAC with VPN





Below you can find Sahrzad VPN setup guide for MACbook and others Apple devices with MAC OS.

To create a new l2tp vpn connection in your MAC OS device you need to do the next:

1. Click the apple logo, and select System Preferences

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2. Click on the Network icon under Internet & Network

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3. If you see a locked padlock in the bottom left, click on it. Otherwise skip to step 5.

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4. Enter your password in the dialog box
5. Click on the little + icon just above the padlock

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6. Select VPN From the interface drop down.

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7. Select ‘L2TP over IPSec’ from the VPN Type drop down and input ‘Service name’ VPN (L2TP) for example.

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8. Enter the Server Address and your username. Also check the box that says Show VPN status in menu bar
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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9. Click on the Authentication Settings button, and enter your password and ‘Shared Secret’ – secret (small letters)

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10. Click Advanced button and tick ‘Send all traffic over VPN connection’.

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11. Almost done. Click the Apply button to save the changes.

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12. You can start a new VPN connection by clicking the “Connect” button at any time.
You can also initiate a VPN connection by clicking the VPN icon on the menu bar.
After the VPN connection will be established, the VPN connection setting screen will become as below as the “Status” will be “Connected”.
Your private IP address on the VPN, and connect duration time will be displayed on the screen.




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Using VPN in UAE with Amending Law 2016

Last days there are many questions and discussions about using VPN (Virtual Private Network) in the United Arab Emirates. They caused by recently updated Federal Law No.12 of 2016 Amending Federal Law 5 No. of 2012. The law as for cyber crime in UAE.

Let’s see the original article:

Article 9: Punishment of Circumvention on the Protocol Address of the Internet for the Purpose of Committing a Crime or Preventing its Discovery

Any person that circumvents the protocol address of the internet by using a delusive address or an address belonging to third party or by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of not less than (AED 150,000) and not exceeding (AED 500,000) or by any of these punishments.

The 2016 Amending Law replaces the operative section of Article 9 with the following:*

Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address or by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of not less than AED 500,000 and not exceeding AED 2,000,000, or either of these two penalties.

*Emphasis added for illustrative purposes. Please also note that all English language translations of UAE law are by definition unofficial, and only the original Arabic text as published in the UAE Official Gazette constitutes the legally recognized version.

VPN Legacy in UAE

Legal status of VPNs in the UAE under the Cybercrimes Law generally has not changed.

Using VPN is legal!

All depends on your needs – why do you use VPN for!

That is to say, in both of the above iterations of Article 9, it is not the strict use of a VPN alone that attracts potential liability – but rather its use “for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery”.

Using VPN in UAE

Now if you are using a VPN in UAE please check the next:

  • Audit and assess your specific VPN usage – is it compliant with the applicable UAE laws and wider regulatory framework, in particular regarding matters of communications regulation and/or content restrictions?
  • There’s no restriction on the legal use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in the UAE, but those who misuse it for crime and fraudulent purposes will be held accountable, the Telecom Regulatory Authority has clarified.
  • The VPN use for economic and commercial purposes that are consistent with UAE laws are not restricted, the authority said after reports on the use of VPN in a section of media.
  • The authority clarified:

    “There are no legislations in the country that obstruct the economic movement or the work of local or international companies based in the UAE.”

    The TRA assured businesses and the public that it is fully committed to the safety and the smooth flow of economic activities for UAE-based companies and institutions, highlighting that there are no regulations which prevent the use of VPN technology by companies, institutions and banks to access their internal networks through Internet.

  • However, business users can be held accountable, like the use of any other technology, if it has been misused.
  • Referring to a recently issued amendment on the Federal Law No. 5 of 2012, the TRA noted that the law is not new in its essence and that the only changes were related to tightening the penalty or punishment for any violation.
  • The authority has urged to read the actual violation mentioned in the law; which says: “Using a false IP address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery,” in order to understand the law correctly and where the punishment is exclusively linked to the mentioned fraudulent act and the intent to commit a crime or prevent its discovery.

Commenting on what has been circulated by some of media about the VPN, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the TRA, said:

“The UAE is proud of being one of the countries that encourage investment and openness to ICT-based economic activities. This trend is embodied the UAE’s history since the founding of the union in 1971.”It is also included in the strategic directions of the UAE, particularly in our national Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world – and clearly outlined as well in our national agenda and major programmes and projects that confirms the UAE’s leadership in this field worldwide.”The leadership of the UAE in the field of Internet applications and IT in general, is on the contrary to what has been circulated by some media regarding the use of VPNs. It is known that the UAE is keen to embody the directions of the wise leadership regarding smart transformation, including the smart government, smart cities, Big Data and IoT, in addition to promoting investment, competitiveness and focus on building a knowledge-based economy and society.”

How do I configure and use OpenVPN for my android smartphone?

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To connect OpenVPN for Android smartphone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client, for example Spider VPN. To install OpenVPN, do you know what is OpenVPN and how does it work? OpenVPN is one of the open source software, and anyone can make use this software. And, anyone can modify the function of OpenVPN. When it comes to security, one of the most commonly used VPN software among people is OpenVPN.

Due to its features like extensive support and easy to use, this OpenVPN is widely used by many of them in the world.

How does OpenVPN work?

The OpenVPN works on the client and server that means OpenVPN server connected to the internet and all client computer, mobile, and laptop device that has OpenVPN software can access the internet through the OpenVPN server.

When you’re accessing the internet, all information from internet comes in the form of encrypted manner and vice versa for sending information. In this way, the OpenVPN server provides protection for user’s information.

I hope, from this, you know about OpenVPN and how it works right!! Now, let’s see how to use OpenVPN on Android phone.

How to configure and use OpenVPN on your Android smartphone?

As I said before, to use OpenVPN on your phone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client. First of all, you need to download VPN configuration file for your phone and simply follow the below steps to download VPN configuration files.

Step #1:

Open your mobile browser to look for your VPN configuration files and download it. Your VPN configuration will be named as UIC-netID.ovpn and saved in the default storage directory.

Step #2:

Go to your android google play store and search for the app called ‘OpenVPN client. And, download this app and install it on your phone.

Step #3:

Now, continue the process that mentioned in the first step and find the downloaded configuration VPN file and open it. When you open this configuration file, it will automatically open the OpenVPN.

If it doesn’t open OpenVPN connect automatically, then no problem, open it manually and import the downloaded configuration file. And then continue the following steps.

Step #4:

The OpenVPN connect open the window and ask you to accept the connection. So, click ‘accept’ option to connect OpenVPN.

Step #5:

After that, it shows another window with username and password. Here, enter your username and password. And then, click the connect button.

Step #6:

Now, a small pop-up window appears and asks you about trust this or not. So, choose I trust this application option and click the ok button.

Step #7:

If the OpenVPN is connected, then it shows green mark, and also you will get two notifications about the OpenVPN activation.

That’s all!! Open VPN for Android smartphone is configured and as well as connected to use.

It is very easy to disconnect the OpenVPN; by just open it and click Disconnect button on the window.

WhatsApp is now available for Mac and Windows

ANDROIDPIT-WhatsApp-heroWhatsApp launched its desktop version. Today the company said WhatsApp are now available for Windows 8 and above, and for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above.

Till now WhatsApp worked for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.

“Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device. Put another way: you need the mobile app running on your phone, close to your desktop computer, for it to work.”

To use WhatsApp on your desktop you need to log in to the app, scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. After that all your chats and conversations will be loaded.

WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users already. As of today, they have one more reason to keep it open all day.

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World Press Freedom Index 2016

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Freedom of speech is one of the basic human rights. However not everywhere in the world this is true.

Reporters Without Borders (rsf.org) analyze freedom of press in different countries of the world. Every year we can see their report.

This is Press Freedom report from 2016.

180 countries were analysed and classified according to freedom of press. As we can see the leader is Finland. Then comes Netherlands and Norway.

And Where do you think is the worth situation with freedom press ?

China? North Korea? Saudi Arabia?

No! The worth is Eritrea!

And where is your country in the list?

Below you can see complete list of the countries and there freedom of press.

1 Finland 8.59
2 Netherlands 8.76
3 Norway 8.79
4 Denmark 8.89
5 New Zealand 10.01
6 Costa Rica 11.10
7 Switzerland 11.76
8 Sweden 12.33
9 Ireland 12.40
10 Jamaica 12.45
11 Austria 13.18
12 Slovakia 13.26
13 Belgium 14.18
14 Estonia 14.31
15 Luxembourg 14.43
16 Germany 14.80
17 Namibia 15.15
18 Canada 15.26
19 Iceland 15.30
20 Uruguay 15.88
21 Czech Republic 16.66
22 Surinam 16.70
23 Portugal 17.27
24 Latvia 17.38
25 Australia 17.84
26 Ghana 17.95
27 Cyprus 18.26
28 Liechtenstein 18.36
29 Samoa 18.80
30 OECS 18.91
31 Chile 19.23
32 Cape Verde 19.82
33 Andorra 19.87
34 Spain 19.92
35 Lithuania 19.95
36 Belize 20.61
37 Tonga 21.24
38 United Kingdom 21.70
39 South Africa 21.92
40 Slovenia 22.26
41 United States 22.49
42 Burkina Faso 22.66
43 Botswana 22.91
44 Trinidad and Tobago 23.29
45 France 23.83
46 Malta 23.84
47 Poland 23.89
48 Mauritania 24.03
49 Romania 24.29
50 Comores 24.33
51 Taiwan 24.37
52 Niger 24.62
53 Haпti 24.66
54 Argentina 25.09
55 Papua New Guinea 25.81
56 Madagascar 27.04
57 Guyana 27.07
58 Salvador 27.20
59 Serbia 27.60
60 Mongolia 27.61
61 Mauritius 27.69
62 Dominican Republic 27.90
63 Croatia 27.91
64 Georgia 27.96
65 Senegal 27.99
66 Malawi 28.12
67 Hungary 28.17
68 Bosnia-Herzegovina 28.45
69 Hong Kong 28.50
70 South Korea 28.58
71 Tanzania 28.65
72 Japan 28.67
73 Lesotho 28.78
74 Armenia 28.79
75 Nicaragua 28.82
76 Moldova 28.83
77 Italy 28.93
78 Benin 28.97
79 Guinea Bissau 29.03
80 Fiji 29.37
81 Northern Cyprus 29.54
82 Albania 29.92
83 Sierra Leone 29.94
84 Peru 29.99
85 Kyrgyzstan 30.16
86 Ivory Coast 30.17
87 Mozambique 30.25
88 Togo 30.31
89 Greece 30.35
90 Kosovo 30.50
91 Panama 30.59
92 Seychelles 30.60
93 Liberia 30.71
94 Bhutan 30.73
95 Kenya 31.16
96 Tunisia 31.60
97 Bolivia 31.78
98 Lebanon 31.95
99 East Timor 32.02
100 Gabon 32.20
101 Israel 32.58
102 Uganda 32.58
103 Kuwait 32.59
104 Brazil 32.62
105 Nepal 32.62
106 Montenegro 32.79
107 Ukraine 32.93
108 Guinea 33.08
109 Ecuador 33.21
110 Central African Republic 33.60
111 Paraguay 33.63
112 Maldives 34.17
113 Bulgaria34.46
114 Zambia 35.08
115 Congo-Brazzaville35.84
116 Nigeria 35.90
117 Qatar35.97
118 Macedonia 36.09
119 United Arab Emirates 36.73
120 Afghanistan 37.75
121 Guatemala 38.03
122 Mali 39.83
123 Angola 39.89
124 Zimbabwe 40.41
125 Oman 40.43
126 Cameroon 40.53
127 Chad 40.59
128 Cambodia 40.70
129 Algeria 41.69
130 Indonesia 41.72
131 Morocco 42.64
132 Palestine 42.93
133 India 43.17
134 Colombia 44.11
135 Jordan 44.49
136 Thailand 44.53
137 Honduras 44.62
138 Philippines 44.66
139 Venezuela 44.77
140 South Sudan 44.87
141 Sri Lanka 44.96
142 Ethiopia 45.13
143 Burma 45.48
144 Bangladesh 45.94
145 Gambia 46.53
146 Malaysia 46.57
147 Pakistan 48.52
148 Russia 49.03
149 Mexico 49.33
150 Tajikistan 50.34
151 Turkey 50.76
152 DRC 50.97
153 Swaziland 52.37
154 Singapore 52.96
155 Brunei 53.85
156 Burundi 54.10
157 Belarus 54.32
158 Iraq 54.35
159 Egypt 54.45
160 Kazakhstan 54.55
161 Rwanda 54.61
162 Bahrain 54.86
163 Azerbaijan 57.89
164 Libya 57.89
165 Saudi Arabia 59.72
166 Uzbekistan 61.15
167 Somalia 65.35
168 Equatorial Guinea 66.47
169 Iran 66.52
170 Yemen 67.07
171 Cuba 70.23
172 Djibouti 70.90
173 Laos 71.58
174 Sudan 72.53
175 Vietnam 74.27
176 China 80.96
177 Syria 81.35
178 Turkmenistan 83.44
179 North Korea 83.76
180 Eritrea 83.92

VPN for Internet Banking – Why Use it?

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Today on-line banking is used everyday by millions people around the world. How safe is it and do you need a VPN for on-line Banking.
One of the most popular question is:

“I wanted to know if I should use a VPN (virtual private network) to connect to my bank website. A service I came across claims that they will encrypt my connection, but I don’t know if they can be trusted or not. What do you think? “

This is a great question. Selecting a vpn provider for your needs you must be sure that you can trust them. This is very important when we are talking about Internet banking.

What is VPN and How It Works?

A VPN (virtual private network) is a secured tunnel that connects your device (computer, mobile phone, planshet) and another computer (a VPN server) somewhere else in the world. The connection between your computer and the VPN server is encrypted. The encryption guarantee your data safety. All your data passed with this secured channel is hidden from third parties.

Is your encryption secure?

Usually vpn providers offer 128 or 256-bit encryption. This means that all your data is coded and cannot be intercepted.

Should You Use a VPN when Connecting to Your Bank?

Generally speaking, if you are using reliable Internet connection, if your system is not infected with viruses or malware, your operating system is up to date with the latest security patches, and you’re using the latest web browser version of Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer, then connecting to your bank should be perfectly secure and nothing else needs to be done. Millions of people use on-line banking like that every day.

But in cases you are using unsafe Internet connection (like Wi-Fi) – using VPN is a necessity!

How can Using a VPN Service Backfire on You?

Under the vpn you get different IP address and you have to be ready to answer your bank security why your IP is changed. Bank checks everything to be sure that your bank account is not compromised. Online banking HAS TO BE SAFE..the bank should monitor your Computer IP location, EVERY TIME. Monitor ANY changes from ANY device that connects to it.

Whether or not you decide to use a VPN service depends only on your circumstances.

If you need a VPN service to simply anonymize your IP address – for example, to gain access to certain services (such as accessing content that would otherwise not be available to you due to geographical restrictions), then yes, a VPN service will help you.

From Sahrzad Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/safe-vpn-line-banking/

How to open blocked sites in Indonesia

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Internet restrictions are not surprise for Internet users in Indonesia.

Pornographic content is prohibited in this country and recently Tumblr blogging platform was banned in Indonesia for distributing adult content.

According to e-business director at Indonesia’s Information Ministry, Azhar Hasyim, the decision had been made without consultation with the New York-based company, owned by Yahoo, BBC informs.

“We must ban the site first, and tell them later,”

Mr Hasyim said.

Indonesia has already ordered social networking sites to remove any emotions representing same-sex couples.

According to Indonesian media, about 500 sites were shut down by authorities.

Besides that Netflix was blocked by Indonesia’s biggest internet service provider.

The same situation with Vimeo video hosting. It was also restricted in Indonesia for adult only content.

How to bypass Internet restrictions in Indonesia?

The best advice to resolve this problem is using safe and secure IP changing solution. The most reliable tool for that is VPN – virtual private Network.

VPN encrypts all your traffic making you completely anonymous and safe.

VPN tunnel masks your IP address so it lets to avoid any on-line blocks in Indonesia.

When you are using VPN connection – all your traffic is passed via special secures tunnel. All your data is protected from any third parties such as authorities, hackers and any other.

It is impossible to monitor your Internet activity when you are using vpn service.

We have tested several solutions which work today in Indonesia.

Sahrzad VPN
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Torrent VPNThe best for p2p
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Tips from VPN Account how to select the best VPN for Indonesia.

 

 

Unblock WhatsApp, Skype and Viber from Morocco with SpiderVPN

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Last days we have received a lot of questions and letters from people from Morocco.

How to unblock Skype in Morocco?

How to access Skype from Morocco?

Can I use Viber from Morocco?

How to unblock Viber?

It is possible to use WhatsApp in Morocco ?

Why I cannot use VOIP in Morocco?

We have investigated the problem and find out that recently most of Internet calling services and messengers were blocked in Morocco.

Morocco: Skype, Viber, Facebook and WhatsApp calls were blocked by telecommunication service providers (including the Telcos, Maroc Telecom, Meditel, and Inwi).

This violates the principle of Network Neutrality and the fundamental rights of people.

People from Morocco are lifting their voices to fight for their right to free expression. They launched multiple petitions on Change.org and Avaaz immediately after the three leading telcos shut off access to VoIP services. Thousands of people have already signed the petitions, which advise the national telecommunications regulator to investigate the blocking, and which also call on telcos directly to end their illegal restrictions.

We believe that  internet blocks are a violation of human rights and must be stopped.

However while the restrictions are still working you can avoid them using VPN solution.

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VPN is virtual private network that makes you secure and anonymous in the Internet.

You IP address is hidden behind the VPN and you can access any service you like.

Using Sahrzad VPN you can:

  • Unblock Skype in Morocco
  • Unblock Viber
  • Unblock WhatsApp
  • Use VOIP services
  • Access any restricted website.

This is safe and secure solution.

You can use vpn on any device that supports vpn technology with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and others platforms.

Now you can get Free Spider VPN application from Amazon!

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Spider VPN is a secure vpn service for Android. Open vpn is the best way to bypass Internet censorship.

VPN masks your real IP address and encrypts all your traffic.

With Spider VPN you can avoid Internet filtering and access any restricted website.

Unblock Skype, Viber, Facebook, Youtube and others blocked sites fast and easy with Spider VPN.

You can try it right now for free!

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Problems with VPN in United Arab Emirates

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Updated February the 5th

Recently some of our customers from the United Arab Emirates are complaining about the problems with VPN.

Now the problem is resolved. People from UAE can use vpn without any issues!

We have investigated the issues and find out that Etisalat (One of the biggest UAE Internet service provider) blocked pptp – one of the most popular and used vpn protocol.

The problem is mainly occurred on MAC and iOS devices.

However there are several solutions for this issue:

  1. Change vpn protocol to l2tp or Open vpn. These protocols are also very secure and works fine in UAE
  2. Try using vpn on others devices (Windows, Android)
  3. Try to change Internet service provider (use DU or others providers who do not block vpn)