Friday, August 28, 2015
Why You Should Start Using a VPN
I have recommend some games in my previous articles. You may find some of them are regional blocked, and a VPN or proxy is needed for unblocking games. But you may be puzzled about what is VPN? VPN means Virtual Private Network, a secure tunnel between two devices. It will change your IP address, allowing you to reach the limited web sources.
What you choose to do with a VPN is a different story. Usually, VPN users fall into a few separate categories: students, workers, travelers, downloaders.
This person uses a limited internet provided by their school or company. You network are supervised by the provider. VPN can help give you a more secure connection to your company/school's network.
This person wants to watch his native online streamings when he is on a trip out of his country, without dealing with their crummy local networks. They want to check out their favorite TV shows as they air instead of waiting for translations or re-broadcasts (or watch the versions aired in other countries,) listen to location-restricted streaming internet radio, or want to use a new web service or application that looks great but for some reason is limited to a specific country or region.
Whether they're downloading legally or illegally, this person doesn't want on some company's witch-hunt list just because they have a torrenting app installed on their computer. VPNs are the only way to stay safe when using something like BitTorrent - everything else is just a false sense of security.
Some combination of the above. Odds are, even if you're not one of these people more often than not, you're some mix of them depending on what you're doing. In all of these cases, a VPN service can be helpful. We all rent access to the Internet under, often rather ominous, terms and conditions from an Internet service provider. Or, when you're away from home, you gain access through a network under terms you aren't even privy to. Even if none of the above really sound right to you, you can still benefit from using a VPN - that's online security. You can always fire up your VPN when using airport or cafe WI-Fi to ensure no one's snooping on your connection. Much like a firewall protects your data on your computer, VPNs protect it online.