VPN’S PRIVACY AND SECURITY CAPABILITIES

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR VPN’S PRIVACY AND SECURITY CAPABILITIES

The Virtual Private Network or VPN has been the refuge of a lot of individuals seeking total privacy from the watchful eyes of the world of internet. It is proven to be secure, safe and reliable for many reasons including concealment of their own IP addresses to prevent intruders from hacking into their systems.

Despite the promising results, VPN provides to its subscribers it still has strengths and weaknesses that many of the internet’s prying eyes are exploiting to gain access to different networks and IP addresses. However, VPN developers have also countered these flaws by developing a stronger security and privacy system but for subscribers who are not aware of this development, here are some techniques that perfectly work to improve the VPN’s performance.

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Since VPN is mainly about data encryption to enhance the security measures of a network and modifies an IP address to keep it hidden from the public and manipulate its current and original location. Most reasons why people use VPN is to allow them to access websites, applications, video streaming and other stuff that isn’t available in their locations or country. VPN lets the users go outside the server of the service provider and provide a proxy or a dummy IP address to let them access the website they wish to visit that is not supported and available in their country.

Unfortunately, according to a TorGuard Review,  a security flaw creates an additional feature in most browsing engines to reveal a user’s original IP address despite being connected to a VPN service provider by exploiting the data present in the Web Real-Time Communication or (WebRTC).

Here are the steps to enhance the security and privacy capabilities of a VPN.

  • First, check if the VPN is affected by the security flaws. Two major browsing engines, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome uses WebRTC which makes an IP address of a user to appear as public through using javascript where the latter absorbs the IP address data to its system.
  • Visiting a VPN invisibility checker will determine if the IP address is being used by the javascript Install a Scriptsafe extension in either a Google Chrome or Firefox browser to disable the WebRTC in the browsers
  • For Firefox users, there are two options available. First is that the user can install an add-on to disable the WebRTC, it is available on the internet and easy to download while the second option is to configure the browser’s system by opening a new tab and type in ‘about: config’ in the address bar. Search and see the ‘media.peerconnection.enabled’ setting and change the last word to ‘false’. Firefox users can also install a plug-in called NoScript which is similar to Google Chromes’s ScriptSafe.
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