Unless you are using a VPN to unblock geo-restricted content, the only other reason you have a VPN is to secure your online activities and hide your online identity. But can you be tracked with a VPN? A VPN encrypts your internet traffic and masks your real IP address to protect you from surveillance by […]
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!
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 that it 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 […]
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. Here’s what you need to know. Make […]
One of the known advantages of using a virtual private network, or “VPN” for short, is the ability to spoof your location to thwart any attempts to track you or block content based on your geolocation. Sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it doesn’t. So can a VPN hide your location? Does VPN Prevent […]
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 […]