No secret, the Internet space is huge nowadays. Unfortunately, alongside the unprecedented information opportunities, we face numerous dangers and even cyber-attacks. That is why being on the alert is a must for every Internet user, no matter how one secures their online activity – it can vary a lot and arises to an individual choice. Whatever technique or tool you apply, make sure your ‘security system’ uses data encryption methods and does not allow the third parties to analyze the traffic or monitor your online activity (this is what Internet providers often do).
We decided to suggest you an effective way to ensure double-layer security, based on using TOR together with a VPN. The topic is highly controversial, in fact: the debate starts from whether to use TOR with a VPN at all and finishes with questions about the ways to combine these two technologies.
Emailing has been a popular way of exchanging messages for many years. We all use it, and have an account, or even a few accounts on different email services. The top ones are Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Zoho, AOL, iCloud Mail and others. We send and receive personal messages, photos, documents, links, etc: anything that can be typed or attached. That’s why the information you exchange is valuable, and somehow may be of interest to some third parties that may get an unauthorized access to your email account for their own purposes.
Sure thing, there are some tips that may help you to have a secure emailing. Here are some of them.
Speaking plainly, a Virtual Private Network is a technology solution that makes it possible to have a secure and anonymous web browsing. With VPN running on your device, the internet connection gets encrypted. This prevents any third party from snooping on your online activity. What is more, thanks to a good server performance, you can enjoy fast speeds, unlimited bandwidth, and have the access to geo-restricted, blocked, or censored websites, apps or streaming services. So, this is basically a brief overview of what a VPN is.
Now, let’s have a look at some misconceptions about VPN services.
When you are on the go, things still can run efficiently from remote locations.
Internet users have an opportunity to enjoy a secure remote network access provided by VPNs. These services make sure you can have a quick, simple and, most importantly, protected connection while you are away from the local network. The way it works is not that much complicated.
All you have to do is to connect to a virtual private network and your device, e.g. your computer, will create a secure private tunnel to the VPN server on the remote network (over the internet or other open networks). It is just a small ‘trick’ that makes the system think that you are in a different location.
A remote-access VPN connection is enabled across the internet by a remote access client creating a dial-up connection to a local internet service provider (ISP) instead of an outsourced or corporate network access server (NAS). This remote-access server just requires user to provide valid credentials to sign in to the VPN. Thanks to the authentication, the confidentiality is guaranteed.