What is a VPN ?
A VPN or a Virtual Private Network is a tunneling method for transferring data between two devices to protect data from from snooping, interference, and censorship. VPNs are getting famous nowadays because everyone wants to keep their web traffic data as private as possible.
If you’ll use VPN then the data transferred and received from your device via Internet will be encrypted which will make it safe from tracking your details and avoid it from snooping, interference, and censorship.
What is the use of a VPN ?
1. Hide your IP address and location.
You can hide your location from being tracked. For example- If you are using internet from New Delhi with a specific ip address and you don’t want it to be tracked, then you’ll have to use VPN and your ip will get changed to another country or place like US, UK, etc.
2. Encrypt your communications
Nowadays, Many VPN providers use secure 256-bit encryption to protect data from being tracked, monitored or breached. Public WiFi hotspots have weak security and have a fair chance to leak your data, So,by using VPN you can encrypt your data and you can stay away from Government or any other Monitoring.
3. Watch your favorite content without any Restriction
VPNs nowadays provide you good speed and by that you can browse restricted Videos online. If your local Govt blocked some website or any video then you can use VPN to stream hd videos or browse blocked sites. Not only government blocks websites but Educational Institutes do also block websites like Facebook and by using VPNs you can easily access these sites.
4. View blocked websites from anywhere
If websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc are blocked in your country or Institute then you can easily access these using some good VPNs.
5. Avoid censorship and surveillance
Since, Your data is going to be encrypted by 256-bit, Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will not be able to decrypt the data. ISP or Govt monitoring body can only see some traffic going to the VPNs server but they will not be able to know which website you visited or what you did online . 🙂
Is my data total Private when I use a VPN ?
As you use a VPN, your all traffic is going to pass through VPN server and hence, theoretical, can not be intercepted by anyone but there are many ways your data is going to intercepted by a hacker or any security expert, not by decrypting your data but if your Device or System is already compromised by some Malware.
VPNs can nevertheless protect you from tracking by 3rd party companies or your ISP. VPNs are getting famous day by day and it’s going to be a method for freedom or speech.
People use VPN to change their virtual location or you can say they do “geo-spoofing” for some reasons like, using services that are only available in some specific countries due to some legal reasons.like- People use VPN to geo-spoof and watch some TV shows online that is available in a specific country for some licensing reasons.
Difference between Proxy and VPN.
Since we are discussing about VPN then we must discuss a little about Proxy because these both protect you from tracked. Proxies as well as VPN are getting famous these days. They both do same job but their technologies used are different.
A proxy is type of chain system that functions as a go-between for your internet connected system and your internet connection. These Proxy servers have their own IP Addresses (Internet Protocol Address) because they their servers are based somewhere in real world. So, Website owner can’t trace you.
They both have the same aim, i.e to protect you from being traced by some 3rd party but the difference both is Proxy can only encrypt web traffic sent from a Web Browser or a Torrent Client but VPN can encrypt your whole Internet connection or all internet from your device or system. So, VPN is more secure.
So, Let’s move further to the list of VPN service Providers where you’ll get a list of Best Free VPN Servers and Best Paid VPN servers for Android, Windows, Chrome and Firefox.
5 Best Free VPN Apps for Android to surf Anonymously
If you are searching for 5 of the top free Android VPN Apps then you are at right place. Here is a list of 5 Best Free VPN for Android.
Looking for Best Free VPN Apps for Windows to surf Anonymously then you are right place. I’ll update this post with another list within this week.
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