What is IP address?
An IP address, or simply an “IP,” is a unique address that identifies a device on the Internet or a local network. It allows a system to be recognized by other systems connected via the Internet protocol. There are two primary types of IP address formats used today — IPv4 and IPv6.
What is a VPN
A secure communication’s channel between your computer and a server is called a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN encrypts any data passing through it.
The VPN’s components are what makes it work:
- Encryption and Security protocols – by creating a secure connection and affecting the type of data encryption, the VPN protects any data passing through the server.
- Server – while using a VPN, your data is sent to the VPN server, and only afterwards – to the resource you are looking for.
It’s pretty simple – the request you sent hits the server of the resource, but your data (information) can only be moved between your device and the VPN server, which also passes through a secure communication’s channel, so that the server you are requesting cannot receive any information about you.
When connecting to a VPN, your ISP cannot decrypt the data itself or track the websites you visit, but it can only track encrypted traffic coming to the VPN server.
Most often, VPN is used to protect confidential information (electronic correspondence, online banking) and to view blocked sites from anywhere.
VPN is also used to hide the real location by changing your IP address, which changes according to the server you are connected to.
Why it’s important to use VPN?
The Internet has become a vital part of our everyday lives; we keep our information, our media, our property in a supposedly “safe” place.
So what happens when our private data’s security is compromised? Or when strangers can access all that we keep sealed and locked?
It is clear that you need to have your own security network. You need to have a VPN.
A technology that allows you to generate a connection between two or more computers or servers through another network is called VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Using encryption and cryptography makes the security level in the core network irrelevant, allowing you to use even public Internet for the connection.
Having a VPN makes your life much easier: You can keep your activity online to yourself, protecting yourself from any prying eyes. You can connect to any public WiFi network without being vulnerable to various hackers trying to steal your information. You can access worldwide content, withdrawing any boundaries that might have been established on your network’s location! And the list goes on and on…
Not having a VPN in the 21st century is pretty much like storing all of your valued possessions in the street, where anyone can take possession of it.