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Offline syncmedia123

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What Is a VPN Used For?
« on: November 09, 2021, 04:00:06 AM »
A Virtual Private Network is an essential tool for safe and secure internet access.
A VPN helps you to browse the web through a third-party server, hide your IP address and encrypt your internet activity data.

Important VPN Uses
Browse The Web Anonymously
Your internet service provider (ISP) keeps tabs on your traffic & social media companies use your data to target you with ads. Websites use cookies to follow you around the web.

If you want to steer clear of all that, and remain truly anonymous on the web you’ll need to use a VPN
VPNs encrypt your data, ensuring that your ISP cannot view your online activity. At the same time, a VPN hides your IP address, making it impossible to trace your internet traffic back to you.

Avoid ISP Tracking
Internet service provider tracks your web activity. They store information about what you Google, the websites you visit, and so on. Then they sell this data to their partner companies, targeting you with even more accurate advertising. If you’re using a VPN, all your internet activity is encrypted and your personal information is completely safe from prying eyes.

Access Sites Abroad
If you’re traveling abroad, there’s a chance that some of your favorite websites are banned or blacklisted. For example, if you’re visiting China, you can’t use some of the most popular US websites and apps, including Twitter, Google, Wikipedia, and others.

Protect Yourself from Wi-Fi Hacks
Chances are, you’ve used public Wi-Fi one time or another. What you probably don’t know is that public Wi-Fi is a serious security threat hacker can easily intercept the connection. Using a VPN, however, can protect you from hackers. A VPN encrypts your online activity, so even if a hacker intercepts the connection,


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Re: What Is a VPN Used For?
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Offline mindblow97

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Re: What Is a VPN Used For?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 11:53:11 AM »
Are there any free VPN that you recommend? Thanks.

Offline Heimdall782

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Re: What Is a VPN Used For?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 05:16:46 AM »
Hi,

Yes and no. I would not suggest using a free service, cause, first of all, will not have the same privacy protection as a premium one plus many "free VPN" are actually stealing your data and who knows what else.

However, Opera has a VPN feature as well, which is more trustable than any cracked installation you can find on the net. But I would personally go for a paid version.

To have a clearer idea of why a free version is not a good choice, I suggest you read this article: https://windowsreport.com/can-free-vpn-be-trusted/

Cheers  :)

Offline gulshannegi

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Re: What Is a VPN Used For?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 06:06:46 AM »
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. This type of network allows you to browse the web with more privacy and security. Acts as a prevention mechanism against your data being tracked or recorded. It works by encrypting your traffic as well as rerouting your data packets through VPN servers. This process hides your actual IP address and makes it look like you are browsing from your selected VPN server's location rather than your real one.

Let's look into some main aspects where a VPN adds an extra shield to your privacy.

1: Provides protection on public wifi:

A VPN encrypts your online data and secures your personal information if you want to use public wifi in airports or restaurants. It especially comes in handy if you want to access sensitive personal information such as emails or online banking.

2: Masks your browsing history:

A VPN hides your location, online habits, or search history by masking your IP address. It allows you to browse the web without any third parties trying to interfere with your choices.

3: Unlocks blocked or censored websites:

Geo-blocking is common in some countries, and with a VPN, you can unblock it. Connect to a VPN server based in a different location and bypass internet censorship.