Looking to sign up for a VPN as part of your 2020 list?But do you know how much of your life in the form of social media, photos, videos etc. is transmitted over the internet? It may seem like people are getting VPNs for privacy and security, but a comment like that doesn’t really support your decision.
A VPN enables your device over a different computer to the Internet. You connect to the Internet via the internet connection of another device, rather than directly through your own and encrypts the data you send, to keep it secure.
Whenever you switch on a VPN, your personal data, browsing activity and sometimes even your security are entrusted to its provider. VPN providers therefore have to be held to a higher standard than most products. It is important that you exercise due diligence when making a decision.
- Make sure that you understand how the VPN is keeping you anonymous and a good VPN will ensure that no one even the VPN itself cannot see what the user is doing online.
- Check for the VPN secure levels of encryption, a wide selection of strong protocols, and a range of additional security features including kill-switches, split-tunneling, and Tor compatibility.
- Consider a VPN service that does not log any personal data and to ensure the online privacy of users.
- Choose a provider that is very strict about a no logs policy.
– Make sure you check your connection well and your IP is not leaking.
- Check if the VPN suppor P2P(peer-to-peer) connection.
- Don’t trust a VPN that advertises on ‘dodgy’ websites. Many services also rely heavily on advertising, which is less than ideal for privacy.
A good VPN can be seen as an investment in your protection, privacy and freedom to avoid expensive data loss, expand your browsing capabilities and protect your privacy rights.