Top 10 VPN Services for Best Security and Privacy Online

Mugabi Imran
17 min readDec 6, 2021

Did you know that whenever you go online, you are giving away your personal information, a lot of it?

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That might scare you a bit but it is actually true. You are not as safe as you may think you might be unless you use a serious VPN (Virtual Private Network) whenever you go online. A VPN reduces how much of your personal data/information you give away.

When you browse the internet through a VPN app or proxies like NordVPN, Atlas, Tunnel Bear, Cyberghost, Express VPN, Hotspot Shield, name it, your computer/device will contact the website through your VPN server’s encrypted connection.

FYI — Review the last post to get familiar with internet jargon like ISP, IP, etc.

What is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) routes all of your internet activity through a secure, encrypted connection before it’s out on the internet or to your browser. Encrypted means that it prevents other people from seeing what you’re doing online from your work projects to bank account login information. Basically, a VPN app or software provides an extra layer of security and privacy for all of your online activities.

How Does a VPN Work?

A VPN hides your real physical location from your ISP and potential hackers, IP, even your browser history. It is an easy way to protect your privacy online, and for circumventing unwanted internet restrictions.

A VPN is a piece of software that you can download to your computer, phone, and other devices to help you stay more private online. They encrypt all the data that you send and receive on the internet.

It does not matter what device you use, in this article, you will learn about VPN for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, iMac (Mac OS), Linux, VPN mobile apps (Android Google Playstore, Apple Store) for Smartphones (iPhones, iPads), even for smart TVs, your online security should be a priority.

You will find that there are various levels of data encryption and today we look at the VPN services with military-grade encryption (one of the best security protocols), and a range of other security protocols (OpenVPN…

Mugabi Imran

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