With the use and demand of the internet increasing over the years, internet hackers and malicious software developers have been on the rise to access and use the private information that we put out there.
This brings the need for a VPN. Virtual Private Network is a software that is intended to protect your privacy while surfing the internet.
Benefits and uses of using VPN
1. Privacy protection
The number one and the most important use of VPN is for privacy protection. VPN is used to protect all types of information about the user, restricted information like passwords, sites, and applications account information, and bank and credit card information.
You might be asking yourself how VPN helps protect privacy when it has access to all your information before it encrypts it. Well, all companies that offer VPN services have strict privacy policies for their customers. Their servers are also strictly protected by strong security measures.
2. Masks IP address
When you connect to a VPN service or software essentially you are giving away your real IP address and using a VPN address. All sites you shall be visiting henceforth will only see your VPN address and not your IP address.
However, it is of importance to know that VPN does not entirely make you anonymous on the Internet.
On the same note, a VPN can be used to show your address in a different location especially when certain websites have locational restrictions on who can view them.
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