How a VPN can lead to a more secure internet connection


Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs as they are more commonly know, are becoming more and more relevant with every data breach scandal that is publicised. There has been a lot of publicity around the usage of VPNs, with Apple recently removing all VPN apps from the Chinese app store, as well as the revelation that VPNs are an effective tool in the battle against Wi-Fi vulnerability. However, to the average computer user, VPNs don’t exist, and they probably don’t realise that they probably need one. Using a VPN is incredibly easy, and is considered to be a necessity for the consumer in 2019. First of all, establishing how a Virtual Private Network actually works. In the most basic sense, without a VPN, your computer could be seen as vulnerable. Your internet service provider is able to see all the content you are accessing, such as streaming sites, torrents, as well as games. However, when connected to a VPN, the server that you connect to will act as a gateway between your personal computer and the websites. The VPN acts as a middleman for your browsing activity, you send a request to the VPN, the VPN then sends a request to…

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