VPN In Nigeria: What You Need To know.
The average Nigerian on the internet understands very little about privacy.
Most don’t know what a VPN is, let alone how to choose and use one.
The term VPN, an acronym for Virtual Private Network, is becoming popular by the day considering the uprising of cyber insecurities.
And the increasing concern by many internet users to protect their online data.
VPN helps you maintain your privacy online, regardless of your location. You can also view blocked sites while hiding your identity.
Yes, VPN encrypts your internet traffic and identity, making it difficult for you to be traced by third parties.
VPN also help to hide your browsing history and location, with the option to change location to any country of your choice.
Most VPNs use the internet to provide you an anonymous Internet protocol IP address, so you can actually browse from a different location.
With VPN for example, Twitter users can bypass the blockade and still use the app.
However, it is important to note that the use of free VPN providers is not entirely safe for your data. Especially if you visit phishing websites or download compromised files.
Premium version of VPN are more reliable and secured.
VPN does not also protect you from the risk of viruses, Bots, Trojans, Spyware and its like.
It is therefore essential to use a VPN in tandem with trusted anti-virus software that guarantees maximum security.
The restriction placed on Twitter users in NIGERIA has forced many to download different VPN Apps
The Popular ones on the list are:
How Does VPN works?
A Virtual Private Network masks your IP address by redirecting it through a specially configured remote server run by the VPN host.
So, when you browse online using a VPN, the VPN server becomes the origin of your data.
This makes it impossible for your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or any other third-parties to see what websites you are visiting or what information you are entering.
A VPN works like a filter that turns all the data you are sending and receiving into gibberish. Even if someone did get their hands on this data, it would be useless. Stats by Kaspersky
Private Browsing: What You Need To Know
Private browsing is another term you may want to get familiar with as it is equally gaining ground in today’s digital world.
Private browsing is a feature built into many major web browsers, easy to access through your browsers file menu. For example:
Google Chrome has Incognito mode
Firefox has private Browsing
Opera has private tabs
Microsoft Edge has InPrivate Browsing
Safari has Private Browsing
Private browsing is one quick way to hide your browser’s history, search history, payment information or local data such as cookies from your mobile or computer device making it inaccessible to hackers and internet fraudsters.
However, private browsing will not necessarily stop your information from being shared between your computer and your internet service provider (ISP) as a VPN would.