VPN: Everything you need to know about Virtual Private Networks

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. As that name suggests, VPNs create a sort of private network – a link between your device and a remote computer somewhere else in the world owned by the VPN service (known as a VPN server). This link is commonly referred to as a ‘tunnel’ and your data travels down said tunnel, encrypted, giving you extended security and privacy. The linked server effectively becomes a ‘virtual’ part of your home network; hence it’s a Virtual Private Network.

Originally used by businesses to help remote workers privately access the company network whilst still staying secure, VPNs are now commonly used by the masses around the world as an online security tool and much, much, more.

How do VPNs work

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