Since the pandemic, there has been a significant change towards embrace the internet to accomplish multitasked chores. While you continue to explore the web, it worth noting that you incautiously leave traces of your personal information — at this point TechBooky suggests you keep your online activity private and secured via Virtual Private Networks, VPN.
Overtime, VPN has purportedly prevented public networks from prying into your activity while surfing the internet. When you connect your VPN, it creates an encrypted connection that is only accessible by you and the VPN provider.
Just as your network and is hidden from third-parties parties, the encryption does not restrict the VPN server from accessing your data traffic. Several tech companies provide encrypted servers as a service, and most of them have a fee attached to use their services.
Remember the previous article that explained setting up VPN for Windows, it worth noting that free VPN is not trusted with security. Free VPN is known to have week encrypted server — your data traffic is likely to get leaked. Meanwhile, VPNs that have a fee attached to the encrypted server they offer as a service, are known to protect your data traffic, by all means, Techbooky writes.
In contrast with free VPNs, law enforcement doesn’t need the consent of the VPN company to access your data traffic. While companies that accept payment for encrypting your data traffic will have to approve the law enforcement before allowing them to pry into your online affairs.
Since the Twitter ban in Nigeria, several users have reportedly used VPN to continue representing their profile on Twitter. These users are likely to use free VPN since socializing on Twitter doesn’t require much, disregarding the fact that hackers can easily invade free VPN servers due to the weak encryption — this leaves your traffic at risk.
Configuring your VPN on your Android is quite simplified — the new school VPN is powered by “OpenVPN protocol” — a tool that assists easy manual set-up. It worth noting that other brands of Android, such as Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, etc. have different UI and overlay design of their respective Android OS
- Go to your “Settings” → “Network & Internet” → then click “Advanced” > then “VPN.”
It worth noting that the recent Android OS UI or overlays are designed differently. The ‘Network & Internet” tab can be dubbed “Connections” and “Advance” can be dubbed “More Connection Setting”. You can easily search for “VPN” in your Settings search box.
- Click “Add VPN profile.”
- Complete your VPN profile with your details that require a “Name, Type, Server Address, Username & Password.”
- Click the “Save” button.
- While you are on your VPN dashboard, the name of your VPN will be visible, click it → then another advanced option pops up which is likely to suggest your VPN to remain active after a boot → click “Connect” when you are done.
It worth noting that an active VPN is likely to delay the pace of your browsing speed, especially when more users are connected to your encrypted server — or when you configure your server to another country. Techbooky suggests turning off your VPN before downloading to increase download speed.
Nonetheless, enjoy your VPN and don’t forget how to set it up. Cheers!