Why A VPN Won’t Save You From Internet Privacy

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Here is the big question, should I trust a VPN provider?. A Virtual Private Network create a secure tunnel between two or more devices.

A VPN enables users to send and receive data anonymously and secure online. In order to protect private web traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.

There is a lot of free VPN provider, and paid one as well. But come to think of it, a Virtual Private Network won’t save you from the internet privacy, because as long as you are online you are not fully protected (that’s just the bitter truth.)

A Virtual Private Network is good, I know, you can change your location to that of a different country in order to access some of the content, and features that are not available in your country, it works. I use it, and I also recommend it.

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A VPN will only mask your IP address, by having all traffic routed through the VPN server, making it appear that the address is that of the server you are using.

You can protect yourself by scrambling your location with a VPN. And often, VPN providers don’t always protect your privacy as they promise, and they don’t encrypt your web traffic. You have to expect the worst.

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Virtual Private Network Won’t Save You From Malware

VPN services doused powerful encryption protocols to protect your location and all that, but it doesn’t mean that internet malware can’t get into your computer and cause damage to your data.

With this, you’re exposed to hackers. A VPN can’t stop malware from your device. To get a secure pass, you’ll need to keep your computer and device safe to avoid getting computer viruses and malwares.

We recommend you always use a reliable anti-virus software alongside any Virtual Private Network service (VPN).

A VPN won’t fully protect you from a public WiFi hotspot you are trying to access but it will do it’s best to encrypt and secure your connection online.

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The main idea of using a Virtual Private Network is somewhat able to protect your internet traffic through a protected and secured tunnel.

This process can shield your browsing record. VPNs don’t only protect you from the website you view, it also masks your internet traffic through its server to other countries, in order to gain access to specific content which may not be available in your country.

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According to the motherboard, VPN services are cashing in on the American war on privacy that promises to protect your privacy.

In a blog post from Troy Hunt about VPNs, he said ‘because VPN providers control your traffic, they can inspect it, modify it, log in, and have a very good idea of what it is you’re up to’.

VPN providers don’t always encrypt your web traffic for free VPN service or even paid service, which means, your internet provider can still see the websites you’re accessing if they want to.

I’m not saying a VPN service isn’t worth it, some of them are just there to scrape you, but there is always a ‘why’ you need a VPN service enabled in your device.

If you must use one, you’ll have to know which of the VPN service will be in a good position for you. You should know that — there are nothing on the web that is fully secure (nothing, and that’s the truth.)

Follow security tips, and enable HTTPS everywhere to secure a web page that is not secure in your browser. Some VPNs are better than others, paid or free.

Paid VPN providers are much better at hiding your web traffic than free services as the case may be, but that doesn’t mean the free ones publicly exposed your web traffic.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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