VPNs or ‘Virtual Private Networks’ are like door locks in a house. If you do not have it, your door will serve you the same function, but the risk of someone breaking into your house is increased by 100 percent. Similarly, without VPNs, your internet connection will function the way it should, but it runs the heavy risk of someone tracking your IP and misusing it, and that might land you into deep trouble. Hence, VPNs are the only way to protect your connection, encrypt your IP and maintaining security of your important details and databases that are constantly being uploaded by the different search engines and web engines, based on your search history and the user details that are provided. Not only does it protect you and your data against all sorts of cyber crimes, but VPNs serve you other purposes as well. Read on to find out exactly what and how useful VPNs are.
The IP address is a unique address just like your home address. The only difference being that it is concerned with housing all the elements and databases on the internet. Cyber crimes have taken a giant leap forward, particularly after the invention of different kinds of hacking and bypassing softwares. So, it becomes extremely essential that you keep your address private lest it should be used for any other purposes by the hackers and scammers. The basic principle of VPN is that it will encrypt or hide your original IP address so that it can be used to track your important documents and in return, it will provide you with a ghost IP address, or a fake IP address to be specific. This fake IP address is a bot address that is no good to any of the hackers out there. While they decipher this IP address, the only thing that will lurk behind this address is the information and useless data and cache files of the internet bots, which constantly monitor and manage the web crawlers and search engines.
Some of the essential features of using a VPN are listed below.
- Avoiding Government surveillance and censorship in any of the data available on the internet.
- Remotely connecting and accessing to any company’s private databases.
- Protecting your data on the public WiFi; this is easily accessible and traceable.
- Hiding the piracy of download managers like BitTorrent and UTorrent.
- Accessing the Netflix library and watching movies or TV shows which are not available in a particular country.
We have already seen the essential features, some of which has been actually banned by the government. For example, if we are looking to download any pirated movie or a premium game for free, we can do it from Torrent. Since movies are already leaked on the internet, government has banned Torrent in many of the countries, and accessing the website is difficult. Using a VPN that allows p2p and torrenting actually solves the problem since it fakes the IP and gives you the IP of a country where Torrent is legal.
This is how VPN is extremely essential to keep your internet private.