Perhaps you’re familiar with the practice of torrenting, the act of sharing files through a decentralized, peer-to-peer network (P2P), usually for free. People use it to download all kinds of files, including music, movies and more. So it begs the question: is torrenting illegal? Torrent software applications (including BitTorrent, uTorrent and others) connect to many […]
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!
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 […]
For those living in China, internet censorship and geoblocked content are simply part of daily life. A virtual private network isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. The problem, however, is that there’s a lot of false information about the best VPN for China from people who have never lived here. This is what you need […]
How do you stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO now and others, if they aren’t available in your location? This is a practice known as geoblocking, and thankfully there are a number of software tools that can help you bypass these restrictions. One of the most popular, which we’ll dive into here, is SmartDNS. […]
The VPN industry lives in the dark shadows of the internet, operating between that fine line of “useful tool” and “deceptive gimmick”. Before you go searching for “the best VPN”, make sure you understand these two secret truths that can help you decide which VPN really is best for you. If you’ve been told that […]
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a trade-off between all the benefits of a VPN, such as online security and the ability to access geo-restricted content, and seriously compromising internet speed. Issues with VPN connection speeds are commonplace. Perhaps even you’re wondering if it is possible […]