The VPN industry is a cut-throat industry that is full of shady marketing tactics, empty promises and plenty of risk. It’s a game of trust, and we’re often putting all of our trust in a single, anonymous company. So can you trust a VPN with your data, and could blockchain technology disrupt the industry with […]
Frequent Asked Questions About VPNs
A virtual private network, or "VPN", can be somewhat complicated to explain, especially for those who aren't exactly tech-savvy.
In this collection of frequently asked questions about VPNs, we answer those confusing topics that we get the most emails about.
--> Is a VPN legal to use?
--> What is SmartDNS?
--> Do I need a dedicated IP VPN?
--> What is OpenVPN vs WireGuard protocol?
In the articles below, you'll find specific answers to each of these questions that will help you get a better understanding of VPNs and how the encryption technology works.
If you have any questions that aren't listed here, feel free to send us a message to let us know!
Is a using a VPN legal? It’s a legitimate question and the answer is not a simple yes or no. In most cases, it is perfectly legal for you to use a virtual private network to access the internet. There are some cases, however, where the activity you engage in or the country where you […]
OpenVPN is an open source connection protocol used to facilitate a secure tunnel between two points in a network. In layman’s terms, this means OpenVPN is a trusted technology used by many virtual private networks, or VPNs, to make sure any data sent over the internet is encrypted and private. As we provide more details […]
Wireguard is a relatively new VPN connection protocol that has been developed to be faster, simpler and easier to implement than older VPN protocols such as OpenVPN and IPsec. It was initially developed for Linux but has been adapted for all major platforms and remains an open-source project. To be clear: Wireguard is not a […]
What are VPN protocols and what is the difference between them? The various connection types tend to be confusing to most people, especially since most of them are acronyms that have no meaning by themselves. In this guide, I’d like to explain the different VPN protocols available, help you understand which you should use, and […]
Should I use a free VPN or a paid VPN? Or perhaps a better way to phrase the question: why should I pay for a VPN when there are free options available? It’s a common question, and I’d like to spend some time giving you a thorough answer. These differences between a free VPN vs […]