According to Hollywood, the best way to cover your online tracks is to route your connection through multiple servers across the globe. This is known as a “double VPN” or a “multi-hop VPN”, and although it’s not hard to do, does it really offer as much privacy and security as the movies claim? The term […]
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!
With the introduction of ExpressVPN’s new connection protocol, there are a lot of people – including me – who are wondering exactly how Lightway vs WireGuard vs OpenVPN compare. I’ve been testing each protocol over the past few months, and here’s what I’ve learned. So what is the difference between Lightway and Wireguard? The truth […]
There’s a lot of misinformation and misleading marketing about VPNs online. I’ve received numerous emails over the years from people whose questions reveal a confusion about basic online privacy and internet security problems. What is true and what are just VPN myths? Below, I’d like to share with you some of the most common VPN […]
A VPN kill switch is a security feature that cuts off network traffic in the event that your connection to the VPN server drops. The purpose of this network lock is to ensure that you don’t leak any sensitive data over an unsecured network connection. For many VPN users, the most important part of the […]
Split Tunneling is a VPN feature that allows users to direct a portion of their internet traffic through an encrypted virtual private network while leaving the rest to be routed through a separate tunnel on the open network. It’s an advanced feature with specific uses that we’ll cover in detail here. By default, a virtual […]
Your devices are assigned what are known as “dynamic IP addresses” when you access a network, which means that the address changes each time you log on. There are times, however, when a static or dedicated IP address is preferred. Here’s an explanation of what that means and which are the best dedicated IP VPNs. […]