Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 7 months ago

Why do they say use a VPN otherwise anyone can know what you browse or download?

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  • Dave
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    7 months ago
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    No one with half a brain is saying that. A VPN hides your traffic from your ISP. If you're on any sort of public WiFi, it does the same thing. It just makes things more secure. It's a good idea to use a VPN when you're connected to any connection that you do not have control over.

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  • 7 months ago

    It is because the VPN sites are selling their services and it is their way to make money.

    Unless you are using open (unencrypted) WiFi or you are using an Internet connection where you are not connected directly to the ISP just through a modem/router, then there is little point in using a VPN. You may be hiding your connection with extra encryption between your computer and the VPN, but not on the other side of the VPN site. Also, you have no idea what spying is happening within the VPN site itself.

    Even an encrypted WiFi or wired connection in a hotel may have spyware monitoring what you are doing.

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