Is a VPN secure?

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A VPN or (virtual private network) enables your online activities over an internet connection to be protected. A VPN serves as the mediator between the user’s internet service provider (ISP) and the internet. When you start browsing or using the internet, your VPN will make sure that all information and activity logs are private.

A VPN makes your data encrypted before transmission to keep it private and anonymous. Encryption is the process of encoding your information which can make it hidden and only readable through the use of an encryption key. The best way to keep your connection free from surveillance and data interception is to have a VPN.

Although using a VPN is a preventive measure, users have to be careful because trojans, viruses, and malware are still dangerous.

VPN makes your data to be unreadable and covers the real identity of your IP address. The risk of not having a VPN is that your IP address will be exposed and unsecured from possible intrusion by your ISP, your government, advertisers, big data collectors, cyber attackers, and online hackers.

The following are the importance of a VPN:

  • It protects your personal information such as passwords, location, and other private data from any exposures and hacking.
  • It secures your connection from public Wi-Fi networks.
  • It protects your connection from any malicious software (malware) when there is an instance that you downloaded files from and visited an untrusted website.
  • It keeps your file and content sharing activities secured and uncompromised.

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