I consider a trustworthy VPN to be an indispensable tool in the age of big data. VPNs can provide highly secure encryption, virtual geolocation and hard-to-trace IP addresses. But there are some clear disadvantages to using a VPN. These drawbacks can range from minor inconveniences (captchas) to actual security risks if you choose an disreputable […]
What are VPN logs and why do they matter? We explain the two types of VPN logging, and what you need to know.
Learn how to identify, prevent & fix the 4 ways your identity and IP address can leak when using a VPN.
You may have heard the terms ‘Stealth VPN’ or ‘obfuscation’ being tossed around on a forum or review site, but you’re not quite sure what it means. In this article, you’ll learn: What the term ‘Stealth VPN’ means How ‘Stealth’ and other VPN obfuscation technology works When & Why to use Stealth The best providers […]
Most people know that a VPN can encrypt your internet connection and allow you to ‘virtually’ locate your computer in 100’s of locations around the world. But that’s just the beginning of what a VPN is capable of. The purpose of this article is to show you how powerful VPN technology really is, and the […]
PPTP is one of the most common VPN protocols, and is supported by nearly every VPN service. But PPTP is also largely outdated and there are better alternatives available. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the advantages (there are some) and disadvantages of PPTP, as well as situations where it might be […]
Speed is important. There’s no denying it. And speed is one of the biggest factors you consider when choosing a VPN provider. But what makes one VPN service fast and another one slow? Diagnosing a slow VPN connection is not always easy or straightforward. But with the right approach, you can usually work through common […]
Have you experiencing the telltale signs of throttling? Videos the re-buffer or stream in lower resolution Excessive lag while gaming Slow file downloads (especially on p2p networks). And if you’re here, you already suspect that something fishy is going on. You’re concerned that you’re not getting 100% of the speed you’re paying for. And you […]
You may not realize it, but the web is undergoing a protocol upgrade because we’ve run out of IP addresses. Under the current (IPv4) system, there are approximately 4.3 billion IP addresses, which is actually fewer than the current number of internet-capable devices. So the web will be slowly transitioning to use the IPv6 protocol […]
Using a VPN is easy. But choosing the perfect VPN for your intended usage is where many people get stuck. That’s why we wrote this guide to personally guide you through the process of choosing the right VPN provider the first time. And don’t worry, it’s really not that complicated as long as you follow a few […]