VPN Privacy Protection

A VPN connection disguises your data traffic online and protects it from external access.

From a privacy standpoint, use of VPN services is widely appreciated. Their products offer increased network security (encryption and authentication) which can help thwart hackers.

When you’re on a PC, use VPN technology in the following ways:

If you want to connect securely over the Internet to a computer in a friend’s house, you need a VPN connection, if you don’t understand how they work, you can go online to find the VPN meaning to help you with this. This type of VPN works by hiding your data traffic from the user of the computer you are connecting to, and then encrypting the connection (meaning a security connection is established between the client and the server) using the connection’s provider’s encryption key (SSID).

If you’re using a VPN for a similar purpose on a smartphone, you need an app that can manage the connection between your phone and the VPN server and use the connection’s encryption keys to encrypt and authenticate your data traffic.

A secure VPN connection means that your data traffic isn’t in the hands of someone else. With the data protection VPN technology, your data is kept securely in the server (on the VPN server) instead of leaving it at the server’s disposal and traveling to the remote end (i.e. you) where the data is processed. (Source: Usuae.com)

Enable “Auto Tuning” and Disable “Connectivity Optimization” in your VPN app. These are functions that the service can utilize to do their job on your behalf so you don’t have to do it yourself.

There’s nothing wrong with using both of these in your VPN connection. However, if you want a secure VPN connection, disable “Auto Tuning” and the app won’t be able to optimize your connection.

Here are the steps:

In your VPN app’s settings, find the “Connection” section and select “Adjust Connectivity”. From the “Disable connection auto-tuning” drop-down menu, choose “No”.

Here are the “In-Browser” apps you can use:

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  1. Type your username and password (preferably from the App Store) into the VPN’s portal and click on “Test VPN connection”.
  2. When you see a green checkmark and a “Confirm VPN connection” button in the “Downloads” pane of the portal, your VPN is ready to use.
  3. Your data is secured! Now, to actually use your VPN, all you need to do is connect to it through the browser.

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