Using a VPN service is a great way to overcome geographical restrictions. They ensure you have the access to your favorite TV channels by hiding your real IP address, encrypting your web traffic and getting an access to the TV channel. And it is entirely legal. Feel free to watch and enjoy whatever you want wherever you are!...
Unfortunately World Wide Web is not really worldwide. There are certain countries that restrict their users from visiting some particular websites: Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or even Google are blocked in some areas. It can happen for a number of reasons. Mostly because of security issues. Using a VPN is a great way to bypass any geographical blocks and enjoy surfing any website you want!...
Using VPN services may be effective while torrenting. We all know that downloading a torrent file is not allowed in some countries. But you can still do that staying anonymously and without being caught! How? A VPN can help you by encrypting your BitTorrent traffic and hiding your IP address. Easy and safe...
Privacy is guaranteed by VPNs. They give you the possibilities to surf the Internet anonymously, so you won’t be tracked by anyone. Maybe it’s all we need sometimes, just to enjoy the Internet without the feeling of being watched...
On Friday May 12, the world faced a massive ransomware attack, known as ‘WannaCry’ and ‘Wanna Cryptor’. Specific malware is transferred via email to Microsoft users, resulting in Windows computers blocked with all the contents encrypted. So far, around 100 countries have been exposed to the cyberattack. We strongly recommend to take exceptional security measures in the face of upcoming attacks and look for professional tech assistance in case of malware infection.
About two years ago, Parliament of Australia passed a metadata retention law as one of the attempts to fight against terrorism. According to it, Internet Service Providers and telecommunication companies have to log online activities of their users. What does this mean for Australians? Well, the answer might not be as pleasing as one could […]
Yet being two different services, VPNs and proxies have many things in common. They both aim to protect the identity of users and provide anonymity. They can hide your online identity and your geo-location and let you surf anonymously. However these two tools aren’t actually the same. First things first. Let’s have a look at […]
The US police department in Minnesota was granted a unique warrant to collect and proceed Google search data related to ALL users from the city of Edina as a tool in a bank fraud case. Although Google has rejected the excessive warrant, the case is not over yet and raises some worries about similar invasive subpoenas that are not properly standardized. The Internet privacy experts suggest connecting via VPNs and/or using alternative search engines.
On Monday, March 3 2017, President Trump signed a historically notable bill allowing the American Internet service providers to monitor and sell users’ online activity data to the third parties. The new law deprives users of basic control over their online privacy and provokes unprecedented demand for VPNs
Recent events have proved once again that no one can be sure to be 100% secure in the online world. A new story of cyber blackmailing has made Apple users worried and concerned about their personal information stored in iCloud accounts. According to hackers, unless Apple complies with their demands, iCloud users will say goodbyes to their data…
VPNs fail from time to time and you risk unconsciously disclosing your real IP-address to the third parties. VPN leaks may occur due to the provider’s technical issues, as a result of a security attack or simply for the user’s negligence. Find out about the main vulnerabilities, be on the alert and prevent VPN leaks
VPNs apply end-to-end encryption that empowers the secure tunnels and ensures that if your data gets intercepted by the third parties, they will not be able to extract any useful information without an encryption key. Several famous messengers are equipped with end-to-end encryption too. Using both, you will reach a bulletproof security level.
Hosting your own VPN server might sound exciting to you, since that implies paying less for ‘independent’ security. However, it doesn’t guarantee total safety and acceptable connection speeds, unless you are a networks genius. Anyway, it is worth evaluating all pros and cons of having a private home VPN server before switching from a paid service provider and applying the tips we suggest.
On March 24, the US Senate voted 50 against 48 to allow the American ISPs share users’ sensitive data to the third parties without any customer consent. With the new law coming into power, the Internet privacy advocates strongly recommend connecting via non-free VPNs to keep your traffic relatively safe from monitoring.
Nowadays modern technologies make it possible to make financial transactions via the internet connection. It is pretty convenient and widely available. Web banking saves a lot of time for its users since they don’t have to spend hours in a bank to pay the bills, transfer funds between accounts, open or close deposit accounts etc. But how to do all these transactions safely?
It is already a second month UK ISPs have been sending warning emails to potential copyright offenders within the anticipated anti-piracy campaign. There are still certain misunderstandings about the possible law implications, added by simple user inconveniences, which altogether encourages mass switch to VPNs.
There is no “one and the only one” definition of a VPN, that’s why we will be getting familiar with it step by step.
A VPN (short for Virtual Private Network) is a network technology that ensures a secure and encrypted connection to the public network, like the Internet. To make a long story short, it works like this: you use an encrypted network connection to connect to your computer or other device in order to have a VPN server that enables you to securely connect to the public network, i.e. the Internet. In other words, a VPN serves as a network that creates a protected wide area network (WAN) that is established on a public network infrastructure. This is basically how a virtual point-to-point connection is created. Thanks to VPN, a few computers or other devices being in different parts of the world and having Internet access can create some sort of a local virtual network.
It is worth mentioning that these VPNs are available for various platforms including Android, iOS, Mac, Windows etc. So, they are quite practical as they can be used on different computer or mobile operating systems. It’s quite handy, isn’t it?
A VPN provides sufficient protection and confidentiality through encrypting data traffic. Users of such networks can transfer and receive data securely through tunneling protocols and encryption techniques. It is not bad, right? Especially considering that despite the Internet plays an enormous role in our everyday life nowadays and should be secured, there are always some risks. Some unwanted people can have the access to your online activity, so it’s good to know that there are some measures that may be taken to prevent someone from spying on you, hacking your accounts, reading your private data etc.
Hiding your IP address and fully encrypting your Internet connection are the main tasks of a VPN. Thanks to this, nobody, except you, can have the access to your activity in an online world. You can surf anonymously. No one will find out who you are, what you do or where you live.
Traveling - it is always so awesome to see the world, to take a trip to another country. What a great way to spend some time! Or maybe you are just on your business trip. But wait, what about watching your favorite TV show on a channel that is blocked for some reason in another country? No worries.
A VPN can help you to enjoy it while being away from home. As simple as that, a virtual private network changes your IP address in order to give you the possibility to have the access to some content that is blocked in some areas. The same goes and for different TV or YouTube channels, sport events that may be broadcast only in some countries due to some reasons. Also, VPN allows users to download torrents without any risks of being caught (as we know downloading a torrent is restricted in some countries). The model of how it generally works is the following: your computer or smartphone or tablet (doesn’t really matter) will make a protected and encrypted VPN tunnel-connection to the server within the restricted areas over the Internet, and this server will be something like a router. Moreover, you can simulate the country you would want your IP address to be listed in.
Among other VPN advantages one can note the possibility for employees to have the remote and secure access to their company network. It is very convenient for a company with remote-working employees who may be travelling, taking a business trip or just working remotely from home which is now easier than ever before! And it is not just convenient, but also safe as all the received and sent data is encrypted by special encryption algorithm.
How nice it feels when you are in café, or hotel, or restaurant, or shopping mall, or on the bus and you can connect to the internet by just enabling Wi-Fi and clicking that available free and open network you see. Simple and convenient. But what could possibly go wrong? Well, like a number of things.
There are lots of potential threats that may not only harm your device, but also bring up the issue of insecurity to your private information. For instance, hackers could get the access to your passwords and other log-in details to some social networking websites or even bank accounts which can lead to a number of unpleasant consequences... They could also go all over your emails, messages, pictures you sent etc. Moreover, some viruses, worms, spam and trojans can be downloaded to your smartphone, laptop, computer, tablet - whatever the device you are using. It may not sound that optimistic…
So, what could be done to secure your data while using a public Wi-Fi hotspot? Here is where VPN can help you to create a safe environment for all of your online activities in the Internet using public open networks. VPN services can encrypt the data, hiding the real IP address of your device. Installing VPN software is a simple measure of precaution to avoid being hacked, tracked or spied on.
You may think for a second: there are lots of different apps that also allow to change your IP address, so you may wonder why you need a VPN, right? Why do you need to get the VPN? Well, the answer is pretty much simple. It is all about the safety!
Well, we can see that using a VPN can actually be helpful for online users and business organizations. There is a great number of benefits that should be taken into consideration the next time you will be wondering like: “Should I get one of this VPN things? Does it really work? Is there a need for installing it on my computer?”.
Though we may not even realize how beneficial these virtual private networks aka VPNs can be for us. We live in a world where we exchange instant messages, information, data like every hour, every minute, every second. And let’s be honest, it’s not that hard to track your history search, downloaded files and so on and so forth. Here is where a VPN can help you to protect your personal space. We are individuals and each of us has the right to enjoy the fully secured online world.
When you google any information on VPN, you will see many different links and resources. You will also notice that there are various VPN providers. So, once you have decided to get a VPN, here are some essential tips on choosing a good and strong VPN provider. First of all, you should find a software that is reliable and not complex in use, and it shouldn’t take a long time to configure. Secondly, it goes without saying, it is highly important to provide the online security. That’s why that software should have enough resources in order to ensure a strong encryption to protect the information you exchange online. And last but not least, the VPN provider should guarantee unlimited bandwidth and no restrictions, and a high-speed connection regardless of your geographical location. Moreover, most of the virtual private networks have servers in more than 100 countries which makes it really easy to get a VPN all over the world. So nothing holds you back from having a secure online activity.