Learn: VPN Basics

In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). 

We’ll cover everything from the usage basics to choosing a VPN, to more advanced troubleshooting tips.

Topics include:

  • How to choose a VPN
  • VPN Logs & Privacy
  • VPN Security & Encryption
  •  VPN Speed

Introduction to VPNs

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a tool that routes our internet traffic to through a remote server, and wraps it in a layer of extremely strong encryption. This provides several benefits.

But it’s not just what I VPN does, but what it allows you to do. VPNs provide all kinds of additional benefits, such as: enhanced privacy, better digital security, and the ability to unblock all kinds of content thanks to the ‘virtual location’ feature. 

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Privacy & Security

The core purpose of a VPN is to enhance your security and privacy online, regardless of who your internet provider is or where you live. But many VPNs are now claiming to be ‘anonymous’ or ‘logless’ with ‘Military-Grade’ encryption. But what do those terms even mean, and can you trust your VPN to deliver on those claims.

In this section:

Here you’ll find guides on important topics like understanding VPN logs, as well as VPN protocols and encryption methods. 

You’ll also learn how to plug common VPN leaks using tools like Kill-Switch or secure DNS servers. 

Additional VPN Features

At it’s most basic level, a VPN is just an encrypted tunnel through a remote server. But fierce competition among VPN companies means most VPN software now includes additional features and technology.

Here we’ll cover some of the most common and useful addons, and explore whether your VPN should include things like IPv6 Support, Obfuscated VPN protocols or a kill-switch

VPN Tips, Troubleshooting & Speed

Most of the time, using a VPN is one-click easy. But you may want to tweak VPN settings to maximize performance, security or speed. Learn how to plug the most common VPN security leaks, improve VPN speeds and prevent throttling by your internet provider. 

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