What is a VPN, do I use it and which is good and free?
As the problem of anonymity on the Internet grows more significant, we try to protect our privacy in every way possible. I have already written a lot of posts about how to protect yourself on the Internet, how to surf anonymously, how to install Tor etc. so you may want to read these posts.
One of the options I like most is the VPN. Now, I also wrote about Watch BBC online when not in UK which is quite good and free, but the problem with that service is that you have to change the code (which appears on the site) every 24 hours, and the flow is a little slower.
I also briefly wrote about what VPN is, but here I will explain it in more detail and try to show you that it is a really useful option and that you should use it.
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, which literally means what it says – it’s a private internet connection. So when you connect to a VPN, you are actually using the Internet as an infrastructure in which a special, well-protected, tunnel through which data is transmitted is made, and only you can access.
VPN is also used for anonymous surfing because your traffic is encrypted so that it can be read-only by the end server and not by third parties, by the way.
Should a VPN