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VPN Basics

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is essentially a tunnel that allows your information to travel online securely, providing you with a safe way to access a private network or the public internet. A VPN works by encrypting your data, which means your data is translated into a code that only the VPN server can decipher. It also masks your IP address (or digital footprint, as it’s often referred to), which makes you unrecognizable to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the rest of the internet in general.

A VPN connection protects your:

  • Passwords
  • Banking information
  • Credit and Debit card numbers
  • Business information

While no online security method is 100% impenetrable, VPNs are one of the most effective means of maintaining online privacy.

There is virtually no risk for the average user, with one notable exception: when an individual chooses the wrong VPN. Not all VPNs are created equal – using the wrong VPN can be even more dangerous than not using one at all.

Last Updated: 28/10/2019 03:15

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