Install Expat Shield in a Virtual Machine to avoid security issues
If you enjoy watching a limited selection of Olympic events that happened hours earlier, the NBC’s coverage of the games is right for you. But if you’re interested in watching any event you want, while it’s actually happening, you need to get to the BBC’s coverage from inside the UK.
Expat Shield is an application you can install that creates an encrypted tunnel forwarding your browser traffic to an IP address in the UK. When you browse the web, it will look like you’re browsing from somewhere inside England.
Sites such as the BBC will show the full content to you if you’re in the UK, but you get a limited version when you’re browsing from the states for example.
Expat Shield proxies your browsing through the UK. Install it in a Virtual Machine to create a hard barrier for tunneled traffic to avoid security issues with your login and passwords.
Once installed, turn on Expat Shield and go to http://www.whereisip.net
1. Install Expat Shield.
2. Visit http://bbc.co.uk/sport
3. Watch anything you want.
Now the only problem is what if you want to check your bank account, check your email, burn some time on your favorite social media site of the month, or do anything at all that requires a login and password.
That encrypted tunnel is sending all of your traffic to a proxy in the UK before requesting the data for you. Even though you can turn off Expat Shield, it’s still installed. Install Expat Shield inside a virtual machine. This makes it much easier to flip between browsing from the UK to browsing from home and I don’t have to worry if the proxy is still enabled or not when I type my super secret passwords.