Do you use a VPN?

Do you use a VPN?

  • yes

    Votes: 3 75.0%
  • no

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4

Gotraltag

New Member
Just wanted to see if people here use any kind of VPN (those commercial ones, not for work-related intranet). Since I travel a lot and use many public Wi-fi's, I need to be secure and out of the potential hackers' coverage. You wouldn't believe how many of them have ancient WEP encryption which is easily hacked and could be turned into some kind of a honeypot. I personally, use Surfshark VPN. Its app is really basic and doesn't have many servers, but the connection is instant and it supports unlimited devices. So anyway, what do you use? Or do you feel safe without one?
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
A honeypot is a real or simulated system that security researchers use to monitor and analyze "hackers" behavior. If a access point is compromised a VPN wouldn't stop them from redirecting traffic to, for example, a fake web site for you to enter credentials or collect other data. A VPN will primarily just encrypt your data in transit. Do you really need one, no not really unless it's required to access some remote resource.
 

ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
I have built a few but no I don't use them because I live in Australia and our network is not the same as other places + don't really need one so I'm in safe without one... at least not any safer if I did use one
 

Baozhai

New Member
Yes I am using purevpn for my streaming speeds. Although it has issues working with Netflix but works perfectly with other streaming sites. I also torrent sometimes and they do have dedicated p2p servers for that.
 

tommanheier

New Member
I use AVG Secure VPN and I am satisfied with its workflow. I always download the latest versions at AVG Secure VPN Free Download - Latest Version for Windows. It works in a stable way and I can be sure that I am protected while searching the internet. I think it's a good idea to save your own privacy nowadays. I hope that such programs and software developers do not use our data for their own purposes. As they can hide our information form internet providers and site owners but in general they can see our information using their own code. But I hope that this VPN software is good and I have some guarantees that my privacy is their mission.
 

JewelWiza

New Member
I use VPN (pureVPN) and proxies for different purposes. Most frequently, on my Chrome browser when I need to get to test some search engine results pages in particular regions for my business. And I also try to use the same IP address when I log in to particular services due to a bad history with recoveries. Weird thing - so many people travel the world and today they are in Tokyo, tomorrow - in Minsk, why do services block us for that?! So, to avoid back and forth emails with the support, I try to use VPNs each time.
 
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