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VPN's - What They Are & Why You Should Use One.

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Even before the US government opened the gates for ISPs to sell your information, the big names in antivirus rightly identified virtual private networks as the next frontier in security. 

The internet wasn't designed with bad guys in mind, and as a result, it's not very hard to gather information on users and their movements across the web.

Throw in the popularity of unsecured public Wi-Fi networks and it's a recipe for disaster.

When you switch your VPN on, the VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between your device and a server controlled by the VPN company.

Your data enters the tunnel, which keeps it secure from anyone snooping around on your network. Most VPN companies also include a custom DNS server**, so you'll be protected against attackers redirecting a genuine URL to deliver you an authentic-looking (but fraudulent) phishing site.

 

**As a matter of fact, when you choose to subscribe to ORBITALUNDERGROUND 's VPN-As-A-Service, you get the choice of the following DNS providers:

Current System Resolvers

Google

OpenDNS

NTT

Hurrican Electric

Verisign

Each has their advantages and (what may be personally considered) disadvantages.

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