Using a VPN is one of the most important skills any computer user should have to protect their privacy. VPN which is literally stands for Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPN can be used to access regional restricted videos, music and streaming sites. It also helps you evade government censorship restrictions.
How VPN works?
Everything you do on the internet has to pass through your own ISP before reaching the destination. So, for example, when you request for Google, the information is sent, unencrypted, to your ISP and then through some other channels before reaching to the server that holds Google’s website.
During this transmission to the server and back, all of your data is visible to and can be read by the ISPs that are used to process the information. Each of them can see where it is you’re using the internet from or what website you’re trying to reach, but VPN can privatize all that.
When a VPN is installed, the request to reach any website is first sealed in a tunnel. This happens the moment you connect to the VPN. Anything you do during this type of setup will appear to all the ISPs. They will only see the tunnel, not what’s inside it. For example, if Google were to inspect this traffic, they’d see not who you are, where you’re from or what you are downloading and uploading, but instead just a single connection from a particular network. VPN is available for almost all computer-type devices, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Uses of VPN’s
- Access a Business Netwrok while travelling.
- Access your home Home network while travelliing.
- Hide your browsing activity from your Local Network and ISP.
- Access Geo- blocked Websites.
- Bypass Internet Censorship.
- Downloading Files.
VPN is a very versatile tool, some VPN’s are free but one that cost few bucks for month will greatly enhance your internet experience, decrease your chances of being hacked and prevent your government from watching everything you do online.