How to setup XMPP Off The Record

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

So you want to setup XMPP Off The Record and don’t know where to start, or don’t really know what it is? That’s fine, this tutorial will explain to you in simple details how to setup XMPP with a chat client called Pidgin, and a plugin for Pidgin called off the record.

Step 1. How to setup XMPP Off The Record – Using Pidgin

Download Pidgin by clicking the picture below.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

Pidgin is a all around great chat program, you can use it for more than just XMPP such as for AIM, ICQ and Facebook Messenger. It is extremely popular and has a lot of plugins.

Step 2. Create a XMPP Account

I recommend because they are easy to sign up with and it doesn’t matter about their security due to the nature of XXPP’s Off The Record setting and encryption.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

3. Download the plugin “Off The Record” by clicking the image below.

How to setup XMPP Off The Record

4. Setup your account in the Pidgin Client

Username and Password are self explanatory, for Domain add your host, in this case it is “” once all are filled in, click add.


5. Install and configure Off The Record.

Click on Tools inside of Pidgin, then click Plugins. Scroll down until you see Off The Record. Once you see it, click the enable box.


Now you have completed what steps are needed to use XMPP with Off The Record messaging!



Free Dyndns: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain

Free Dyndns: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain


Free DynDNS: Create Free Dynamic DNS with a Free Domain

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Need a dynamic IP for a Plex server for media streaming, a personal cloud storage server, NAS box, Remote Desktop or something else but you have a static IP? Then you will need Dynamic DNS, which will route your service through DNS to your IP, even if it changes.

There are a lot of options, free and paid, that will give you a dynamic DNS to use to be fair to the folks at DynDNS, $25/yr isn’t a lot to ask if you have something set up at home that you like to access on the go, like a Plex server for streaming media, a personal cloud with all of your important files, or maybe a small web server you have running in your house.o secure your IP settings even if your IP address changes. Over the years, these services have become more and more commercialized. Something so simple can cost you a lot of money, for what? And address? Some companies will charge you more for a dynamic DNS than an IP address. That is pure insanity. As of the time of writing this, charges $32.95/yr* for their service. Well, there are some benefits to that, like support and not having to really think about it. But if you want free DynDNS, and have some technical knowledge and can follow directions, this article is for you. This will show you another alternative to No-IP and DuckDNS, the first alternative we wrote about here: 

Step 1: Go to Freenom – Freenom lets you register free domains under the TLDs: .tk, .ml, .ga, .cf and .gq and manage the DNS or add the free domain as a pointer to another site like so:

Type in the domain name you want:

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Step 2: Choose your TLD on the next page:

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Step 3: Click checkout, then you will be able to choose your period (Choose 12 months) and DNS. Add your IP that you want your free DynDNS to be forwarded to.

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Make sure to add under hostname a subdomain like so:

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative

Free DynDNS No-IP Alternative


There you have it, that is all you need to do to get free dynDNS, without paying a single penny. When you go through all of these steps you will need to add an email address and create an account. Once you have done that I recommend you edit the default TTL time to a lower value than the default so the DNS records update more frequently. If your IP does change, just log back into Freenom and change the IP address in your settings.

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

So you want to port forward without router access? Router restrictions sometimes make this hard, or even impossible. There are many methods to port forward without router access. Some methods are better than others at allowing you to port forward without router access. Some people use VPNs with Port Forwarding such as 143VPN, some people prefer the uTorrent method, which is much less stable than this method and the VPN method. By far, the most secure is the VPN method, but if you are not concerned about security and just want to connect to your Mine Craft server, this will work for you.Requirements:

Step 1:
Download the program and the prerequisites above. You will need these tools to port forward without router access.

Step 2:
When it is done, open it and it’ll look like this:

Step 3:
Press the button with “Connect”, you will be asked to allow your firewall to work with Java. Press allow.

Step 4:
Once you are connected you will be able to see all of your open ports.

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

Step 5:
Now we want to open a port, press “Create”.
Once you push create, it will look like this:

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

How to Port Forward Without Router Access

Now press “Add” and you will get this:

Now you write down your desired port in both boxes and press save.
For this tutorial I will use 25565 (Minecraft). Also make sure to write a description to your desire.

Step 6:
We have our portmapping present now, just press the preset we created, then press “Use”. You have now successfully port forwarded!


Why You Need a Private VPN Service

Why You Need a Private VPN Service

Do you want privacy from prying eyes online? Perhaps your parents are logging the traffic that goes through the router, or your school is (Which all schools and colleges log data.) Then you will need a Private VPN Service or a Private Virtual Private Network. What does a VPN do anyways? What is it used for?

Well, businesses, schools and any business setting uses a VPN for data encryption. This means they do not want people having access to the data being transmitted from their systems online, so they encrypt it through a VPN; A group of servers that are protected with several layers of security. A VPN will also protect you from your ISP seeing your internet traffic, so it is ideal to use a VPN for torrent or downloading anything your ISP could be interested in, that they really shouldn’t be.

For security we recommend 143VPN. They have servers that are logless, DDoS protected and offer port forwarding. They have locations all over the world. They do not allow torrenting, though. We recommend Torguard, specifically the proxy, for torrenting.

143VPN comes with a user-friendly Windows client for OpenVPN that connects via UDP and TCP. There are also many other options for other Operating Systems such as Mac, Android and iOS.

Securing your internet and being anonymous has never been easier

Use 143VPN to protect your Internet traffic from prying eyes, to protect yourself from DDoS attacks, to stream content worldwide and to unlock access to your favorite sites. Here is what they advertise on their site:


Netflix and Movie StreamingHave a small Netflix selection in your country? Connect to 143VPN to get access to various regions so that your Netflix experience is unlimited.


Spotify and Music Steaming

  • Bypass Geo-blocks, Access the World
  • Protection From DDoS Attacks
  • Multiple Protocols UDP and TCP
  • World Wide Locations
  • Custom Client
  • Port Forwarding
  • Logless Servers
  • Unblock websites
  • Bypass Censorship

Know your data is encrypted and cannot be seen by your ISP, wifi snoopers or Governments. Keep spying eyes out with 143VPN.

The best torrent VPN we highly recommend is Torguard , here is what they advertise on their website
  • Unlimited Speeds
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • x5 Connections Allowed
  • OpenVPN – PPTP – L2TP
  • StealthVPN – SSTP – IKEv2
  • 1200+ Servers in 42+ Countries
  • FREE 24/7 365 Support encryption
  • Anonymous VPN IP
  • Your IP address is considered your digital fingerprint. Prevent websites from identifying you or your location from your personal IP.
  •  Unblock Any Website
  • Unblock any website regardless of geographical location or firewall. Setup the anonymous VPN software in minutes, on any device.
  •  Stay Private Online
  • Stop snooping governments, ISP’s, hackers and employers from controlling or sniffing your online activities. Don’t let the web browse YOU!
  • Stealth VPN Service
  • TorGuard VPN can tunnel through even the most strict DPI firewalls in countries like China or UAE. Go Stealth with OpenVPN, SSTP & SSH Tunnels.
  • Private VPN Encryption
  • Encryption works. Be discreet when conducting business online with military-grade encryption. Your web history is no one’s business but your own.
  • World Class Support
  • Leave support to the pro’s. TorGuard helpdesk is made of qualified & dedicated individuals. We’re here 24/7 so you can get back to what’s important.


You need a Private VPN Service because you want peace of mind. You want to make sure no one is listening to your network, stealing your bank information and logging your data behind your back. If you ever connect to a Public Wifi Hotspot you are very susceptible to this kind of attack, so definitely use a VPN over this kind of internet connection.

Get More Followers – Mass Follow Twitter –  Auto Follow Twitter

Get More Followers – Mass Follow Twitter – Auto Follow Twitter

Are you looking for ways to get more followers on Twitter? Besides relevant content and activity, one of the best ways to get followers on Twitter is by following people within your interest group. In the following guide, you will learn how to quickly follow 500 users who are relevant to a particular niche, or brand. You will be able to follow someone else’s followers. This is an excellent idea if you are a company looking to expand in social media and you have a competitor who is already relevant in the social media space. The best and easiest way to get Twitter followers is to mass follow Twitter accounts or auto follow Twitter accounts that are in your niche.

What you will need:

  1. A Twitter account
  2. Google Chrome Browser

If you have both of the prerequisites, please continue reading.

  1. First, you will sign up at for the free account with your Twitter handle. With the free account, you can follow up to 500 Twitter users per day. Tweepi also allows you to weed out and unfollow users.


Next thing you need to do is downloading and installing this addon: Tweepi Bulk Default Action

Once you are finished installing, you will see this in the top right-hand corner of Chrome with your other extensions if you have any.

Once Tweepi Bulk Default Action is installed, go to Tweepi and choose By @User’s followers and type the name of a  Twitter user that you wish to follow their followers. Of course, it’s best if you decide someone in your niche, such as Yahoo following Google’s Twitter followers to reach their demographic.

  1. Click Follow Followers

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Usually, you would need to click every button to follow. However, the chrome extension you added earlier would mass follow Twitter accounts automatically. To auto follow Twitter accounts, simply push the button and check the next page when you have bulk followed the accounts.

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The first time you can only follow 20 per page, but you can extend it to 40 if you post a tweet. The option is at the bottom.


How to Stop Your ISP from Seeing Torrent Traffic – Torrent Anonymously

“My ISP is threatening to shut down my internet!”

“My ISP is throttling my connection because of torrenting and I have received notices of infringement!”

“Why does my internet connection speed drop when I start a P2P client like µTorrent or BitTorrent?”

If you have ever asked yourself, or anyone else one of these questions, I have a solution for you that will keep your ISP out of your business and unable to decipher your torrent traffic as well increase your torrent speed in the event of throttling. It’s also a very simple solution; A web proxy.

I highly recommend Torguard web proxies, here is what they advertise on their website

  • Unlimited Speeds + Bandwidth
  • 100+ Proxy IP’s in 8+ Countries
  • x5 Simultaneous Connections Allowed
  • Private Socks5 + http Proxy Support
  • 100% Anonymous Bittorrent Downloads
  • Works on any OS – Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Torrents / P2P Allowed / No Logs

I recommend their web proxy service specifically for torrenting, it allows your internet to not have to be behind a VPN while maintaining that all Torrent traffic is behind the protected proxies. If you want a solution only for your torrent client this is the best way to go. If you also want a VPN for other reasons their VPN service is great as well, just not recommended just for torrenting as it will slow your internet connection and is more expensive.

Their Proxy list includes these countries:


They also provide web proxies to secure your web browser in these countries:

  • USA
  • Miami
  • Dallas
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • France
  • Egypt
  • Russia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Vietnam

This is the perfect solution for those who want to secure their torrent habits, web browsers and even Skype.