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postheadericon Is your business ready for the Holiday Season?

Unfortunately, as with every opportunity, there are people who want to benefit from your success without putting in the hard work. Cybercriminals will view the increase in traffic and spending as opportunities to make extra money.

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postheadericon Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

The holidays are a time when people purchase gifts for their friends, families, and yes, even for themselves. Increasingly, children are using and accessing more and more digital devices — making it important for everyone to work together to secure these devices.

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postheadericon Concealed Carry And The Holiday Season – When Waistlines Meet Waistbands, Part I

As a concealed carrier, calories count. An inside the waistband holster with a concealed carry micro-compact or sub-compact pistol is sure to add at least an inch and a quarter to the waistline. When that competes with Aunt May’s turkey, hilarity ensues.

What are some holiday considerations you take as a concealed carrier? There’s more than meets the eye. In this first part of a two part series, we’ll discuss some real things to think about this holiday season — and why it’s best to start planning now.

Fat Shaming The Holster

No one forced that midnight slice of apple pie. It happened on its own. And next day Thanksgiving sandwiches? Delicious but damaging.

Anything that hurts your waistline will also hurt your concealed carry practice. If your trousers are uncomfortable to wear, your trousers plus a holster plus a gun will make for a downright excruciating day.

The easiest thing to do is admit you know yourself. If you typically put on weight during the holiday season — not at all uncommon — then plan for your clothing accordingly. Pants that are normally tight while you’re carrying concealed will be doubly so with your love handles overflowing them. No need to muffin top when you can simply switch into a pair of trousers that accommodate your “winter weight”.

Above all, don’t blame your gun and holster. If you need to, switch down to a micro-compact or sub-compact if you typically carry a compact. Even a change in a half an inch on the waistline can create a much more comfortable situation.

Tips To Win The Battle of the Bulge

  • Stick to a diet that accounts for larger-than-average holiday meals.
  • If you know you’re going to indulge, plan on wearing pants that are a bit more accommodating.

Don’t Be The Road Warrior

Unfortunately, it’s not like danger takes a holiday. A lot of people feel a heightened sense of stress during the holidays. Mix that with the demands of family, busy occasions, and the rest and there are all of the ingredients for flare ups of things like road rage, heated arguments, and unnecessary conduct.

Any situation you have the opportunity to walk away from is a guaranteed win. There’s no “if”s about it. When you encounter someone who is being overly aggressive, it’s far better to walk or drive away. If you feel threatened — but not in the immediate, lethal variety — call the police and let them deal with it. Those poor souls signed up to deal with every holiday nutjob in their jurisdiction — you didn’t.

Tips to Avoid The Holiday Hassle

  • Walk away from an argument
  • Don’t pull over to handle crazy, erratic drivers
  • Call the police if you feel a situation is truly escalating

Home For The Holidays

If you’re someone who has to travel to see relatives, make sure you bone up on the law before crossing state lines… Even if you follow the philosophy, ‘they can’t stop you if they can’t see you.’

All it takes is one routine traffic stop by a patrolman to turn your holiday season into a lengthy, costly trial.

You’re not the bad guy. You’re not the one who came up with the dumb laws regarding 2A and concealed carry. But you are a responsible citizen. If you have a family, they’re depending on you to be there for them. You can’t afford to get hauled off by the police because you carried a gun across state lines into — for example — New Jersey or New York. Just don’t do it.

Tips For Crossing State Lines While Carrying Concealed

  • Know the laws of the state you’re visiting
  • Know if that state honors your Right to Carry
  • Keep it concealed at all times

In Part II of this article, we’ll discuss a few more factors that every concealed carrier should consider when getting ready for the holiday season. As always, stay safe, keep it concealed, and carry everyday, everywhere.

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postheadericon Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

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postheadericon Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

A new holiday season scam campaign is plaguing social media – and this time it’s pretending to sell heavily discounted Uggs, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

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postheadericon Mr. Robot security recap: 10 lessons learned from Season 02

Cybersecurity and hacking play a leading role in the series, so with Mr. Robot season 02 almost over, we want to do a reality check on the scenarios we saw.

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postheadericon How to Watch NFL Streaming From Anywhere (Updated 2016 Season)

FlashRouters offers solutions for people outside of the US looking to stream NFL games.

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postheadericon Stay cyber safe on the road: 10 tips for this summer season

If you are traveling this summer and taking your gadgets with you, this guide will ensure that you keep cyber safe when on the road.

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postheadericon HBO Now Streaming Service Launches for Game of Thrones Season 5

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HBO Now and Game of Thrones Are Nigh!

Good news for those cord-cutters among you that have thus far been unable to wrangle up someone else’s cable login information in order to get HBO Go (and good news for those of you who love run-on sentences)…

Meet HBO Now

Just in the nick of time, HBO Now is offering an a la carte streaming service that, unlike HBO Go, requires no cable subscription.

Why do we say, “just in the nick of time”? Well, as we assume many of you are aware, Game of Thrones is coming back (on April 12th, to be precise). Surely you’re getting the same invitations to viewing parties as we are.

But that’s not all, Mike Judge’s hilarious Silicon Valley is returning the very same night. Need more incentive? True Detective‘s second season will be gracing our screens on June 21st. So yeah, time is of the essence.

Advantages of HBO Now Streaming Service

So that makes three ways (including Sling TV) you can stream HBO on your Rokus and Apple TVs. Wondering about the more practical details about an HBO Now subscription?

Pros

  • Password sharing is acceptable, but keep it reasonable. Three simultaneous streams are allowed at once and no more.
  • That said, there is no limit to gadget activation, so you can put it on your Roku, tablet, phone, and anything else you’d like, without worry.

Cons

  • There’s no live stream, so while episodes of original programming arrive on HBO Now exactly when they first air on HBO, live events like boxing tend to show up the following morning. That’s really about it for cons.

There’s a free 30 day trial and membership costs $ 15 a month. A little pricier than Netflix, but this strikes us as a totally fair deal considering all of the movies and terrific original programming (we haven’t even mentioned The WireThe SopranosDeadwood, Last Week with John Oliver, The Jinx, Going Clear (the amazing Scientology documentary etc.) that come with it.

How to Use VPN to Watch HBO Now from Anywhere

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Of course, HBO Now isn’t available all over the world, and we recommend that those without access to it avail themselves of a VPN service for unblocking the streaming services they desire.

Aside from their primary purpose (to protect your sensitive online information from malicious actors like snooping government agencies, hackers, identity thieves, and the like), VPN services (or Virtual Private Network services) are particularly useful when it comes to accessing geographically restricted material.

When you log in to your VPN, all of your online data is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world, and you’re provided with a new IP address based where the servers are based. This means your internet-capable device now believes it’s somewhere else, which is useful if, say, you’re not in the US and you want to access HBO Now.

Just pick a US-based server at login and you can stream HBO Now to your heart’s content. No more fear of missing Game of Thrones, Veep, impending season 2 of True Detective, Silicon Valley

Basically, any VPN provider worth their salt will have a ton of US-based servers, and we have a ton of highly recommended supported VPNs on our supported provider list, but here’s a few quick recommendations:

  1. IPVanish – Keeps adding more & more servers with some of the fastest server speeds worldwide.
  2. PrivateInternetAccess – Best budget VPN service.
  3. HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
  4. PureVPN – Budget yearly pricing under $ 50 + huge server location list.
  5. Overplay – Easiest setup for your DD-WRT router and utilizing OpenVPN. Includes SmartDNS subscription.

Best Routers for HBO Now Streaming & VPN

That’s a pretty brief video up there, but on the off chance you didn’t take the time to watch it, we’ll explain:

A FlashRouter is the cure for sluggish wireless, an absolute dose of adrenaline right when your network needs it. We take already powerful devices and supercharge them by removing their stock firmware and flashing them with DD-WRT & Tomato firmware. These replacement firmwares boost the speed, power, and versatility of the router, allowing the user to take advantage of all manner of special features.

Access advanced security options, increase your wireless range, and manage the allocation of your bandwidth with incredible ease, thanks to a FlashRouter. And while any router on our line is worthy of your attention, here are some prime choices to ensure the highest quality HBO Now streaming experience:

  1. Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter Our highest powered Netgear router, the Nighthawk has been dominating our best-sellers list since it was introduced last year.
  2. TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The newest entry to our line and our first Wireless-AC TP-Link device. A gem with power and style to spare.
  3. Netgear AC1450 Wireless-AC DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter – A networking dynamo and a surefire way to guarantee yourself the most fluid streaming experience.
  4. Asus RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The ultimate Asus networking centerpiece and a quick favorite around the FlashRouters office. 
  5. Asus RT-N66U N900 Dark Knight Tomato WiFi Router Our most popular Tomato & Wireless-N VPN Router.

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