Top 10 Common Questions With A VPN Service Answered

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In the recent past, we all must have heard a lot about VPNs and their role in internet security. How many of us know what these VPNs are in reality and how they protect our data from potential hackers? Here is a brief overview of the fundamental concepts that one should know about VPNs.

 

1. What is a VPN?

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VPN or a Virtual Private Network is a system which allows people to access the internet in a safe way, even when they browse confidential data on common/shared networks. When you register and activate a VPN, you are assured of data safety and encryption. This provides an extra layer of protection for your data.

2. Modus operandi

Let us now understand the concept of VPN in layman’s terms. When you browse anything on the internet, your system is first connected to the ISP (Internet service provider), who provides you all the data that you need. The ISP Is aware of what you are browsing through. If you want to remain your browsing history to remain a secret, you should access the internet through a private network. This private network is known as VPN. When you connect to the internet through a VPN server or router, information passes a secure encryption layer, so that it remains confidential on the server itself. The ISP is not aware of your browsing details.

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3. Where to use VPN?

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Since VPN provides you safe access to the internet, it is highly recommended that you use it all times. However, it is almost mandatory, especially when you access the internet from public places or shared networks. When a network is shared by the same group of people (restaurants, cafes, airports and the like), there is a great degree of chance for your accounts to be hacked by other users. When data is encrypted due to VPN servers, hackers do not have access to your information.

4. What to expect from internet speed

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VPN servers require internet passing through a specialised encrypted route. This would definitely take some time. Therefore, you should reduce a slight drop in speed while surfing the internet when you connect to a valid VPN server. Also, the drop in speed is quite negligible, when you use a network that is geographically close to you. In simple terms, in a VPN, the data travels through a longer and safer route. So, the speed is naturally slow.

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5. Will I still continue to use ISP?

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Yes, the ISP is your Internet service provider, and you will continue using this as this is a source for you for connecting to the internet. You will be using VPN only as a privacy measure. ISPs will lose the right to know about your browsing history and other confidential details. Instead, the right will now be transferred to VPN.

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