Senior Software Engineer
Thursday, May 10, 2018
In this post, Robert sets us straight about three of the most common VPN myths and why they're inaccurate.
We have all seen ads for various virtual private network (VPN) providers promoting their VPN as the solution to all that ails you. What they don't tell you is that a VPN does not prevent someone stealing your information, tracking where you go on the net, or other nefarious things that folks are doing out there.
Using a VPN will keep my activity private
The websites you visit are still using tracking cookies. They are still tracking where you go, and what you do. The only difference is that they don't get your home IP address as easily.
Using a VPN keeps me safe from people stealing my information.
While using a VPN means your traffic is encrypted when passing over the Internet, HTTPS and SSL effectively do the same. The likelihood that someone can steal your information is just as high, if not higher since you believe that you are protected and might click on a risky link.
Using a VPN cloaks my IP address.
Sure, the IP address in the log of the web server will be that of the VPN provider, and not your home IP address. But the VPN provider can also log what you do and where you go, and sell that information to the same people who buy it from the web hosts. Your IP address is only genuinely cloaked if no one can access it.
Tempered Networks IDN solution supersedes a VPN by providing cloaked and zero trust access to specific devices and their admin interfaces and can help resolve your most challenging networking and security needs.