Secure Your Online Activity with a VPN For Mobile Banking

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How to Secure your Mobile Banking with a VPN

Mobile devices and online-based accounts have become the preferred way of interacting with banks. Instead of waiting in line and losing time, all users need to do to deposit money or check their balance, is simply access the bank’s website and log in. But, with this convenience also comes a set of new risks not many internet users are aware of. In this weeks Zlog post we’ll talk about how you can secure your online transactions by using a VPN for mobile banking.

Reasons to Use a VPN for Mobile Banking

There are plenty of reasons why you should use a VPN for mobile banking, but here are the three biggest ones: Read more...

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The VPN Speed Slowdown Myth – Just how much does a VPN Slowdown Your Connection Speed?

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Does a VPN Slowdown Your Connection Speed?

Many internet users fear that by using a VPN, they will suffer from decreased internet speed. But, the truth is that internet speed is affected by many other factors and that in some cases using a VPN can even speed up your internet connection. In this week’s Zlog post we’ll talk about the popular VPN Speed Slowdown myth and try to disprove it once and for all.

What are the Deciding Factors for Internet Speed?

To get started with the topic of the VPN Speed Slowdown myth, first we’ll talk about various factors that affect your internet speed, regardless if you’re using a VPN service or not. There are a lot of aspects that come together every time you try to connect to a website, and any of them on its own can cause your connection to perform poorly and slow you down. Read more...

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VPN’s are getting more popular – VPN Tips On Everything You need to Know

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VPN’s are getting more popular – Read our VPN Tips and Learn Everything You Need to Know about VPN’s

More and more people are opting for VPN’s. One of the big reasons for this comes down to one word – privacy.  Although you may not think your online activities are being monitored, this is almost certainly the case. With net neutrality getting more obscure with each passing day, VPN’s are a handy and very powerful tool of many online privacy enthusiasts. Here’s everything you need to know about using a VPN service.

Do I need a VPN?

There are many reasons why you should consider using a VPN. When you’re traveling or just using a public Wi-Fi connection, a VPN has your back. You can also use it if you’re working remotely or need to access information or content that is geo-restricted to you. Finally, you can even use it from the comfort of your own home, when you just want to keep your online activities away from prying eyes. No matter what you’re using the VPN for, it pays to do your research first.

How to Pick the Right VPN Provider

This VPN tips page would be incomplete if we didn’t cover one of the most important aspects – choosing the right VPN service. It can be a hard task for many people to separate a good VPN provider from a not-so-good one. However, there are a few telltale signs that can help you decide if the service is right for you.

Privacy Policy

First and foremost, before even considering signing up with a VPN service, you should go through their privacy policy. More specifically, find out what is their stance on private browsing, if they keep any logs or data of your online activity while using their service.

Supported Features

A good VPN service should have a solid server base and support all of the major consumer devices. They should also feature multiple protocols users can choose from and let you custom tailor the service as it suits you the most.

Encryption Security

Last, but definitely not least, you want to make sure the no one could possibly get your hands on your private information, location or real IP address. That’s why the right VPN should also have at least a 256-bit encryption protocol in place.

A couple of VPN Tips on How to Maximize the Security of your Connection

Once you’ve picked your VPN and completed all of the necessary steps, it time to put the service to the test. Naturally, you would want to take full advantage of all of the benefits it offers you. Here are a few VPN tips on how to get the most out of your service:

Install the VPN on all of your Devices

To get the full benefit of what your VPN app has to offer, it would be a good idea to install the VPN apps on all of your devices. Don’t install it only on your mobile device as most users do. Do the same for your TV, Linux, Mac or any Windows device you have. In addition, you can also install the app on your router and make sure that all of your traffic is going through a remote server.

Make sure you don’t have any Connection Leaks

Having a VPN doesn’t automatically mean that your connection is safe. Not until you check it for IP address or DNS leaks, which you can do by going on certain websites designated for this. If you don’t want to deal with such things, you can opt for a service like ZoogVPN. We automatically check the DNS service on every server, to guarantee you absolute privacy.

Custom-create your Service

Some VPN’s have their own VPN apps that include customized hardware and software features. You can use this to enhance your experience, tailoring your service’s performance, security, and privacy features.

Drawbacks and Possible Complications of Using a VPN

Even though this article centers around the best VPN tips for maximizing your anonymity and privacy, there are some possible complications that can arise from using a Virtual Private Network. Although they aren’t necessarily deal breakers, they can limit your online experience.

The most obvious drawback of using a VPN is decreased internet speeds. On a more serious note, you can also face legal implications for using a VPN, depending on your location and if you’re using the service to illegally download or stream content.

Protect Yourself with a VPN service

No matter if you use the internet to stream, download or play online games, a VPN is a very powerful tool that can go a long way in ensuring your safety on the internet. Whether you sign up for a free or a premium VPN plan, encrypting your traffic is very important nowadays. ZoogVPN offers a high-quality VPN service that comes in the form of both free and premium service packages. Sign up with ZoogVPN now and enjoy complete online security and privacy.

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Can’t Decide for a VPN? Here are the 4 Best VPN Review Sites to Help you Choose

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The 4 Best VPN Review Sites to Help you Choose the Right VPN Service

As a VPN company that considers user safety and satisfaction as the most important aspect of our service, at ZoogVPN we understand that you want to be as informed as possible when choosing a VPN service, especially if you’re planning to commit for the long run. So, in this week’s Zlog post, we’ve decided to turn the tables and bring you our honest review and opinion of the best VPN review sites available online.

What makes a good VPN Review Site?

Just by typing ‘VPN review’ in your Google search engine, you’ll get hundreds of thousands, if not millions of search results. Of course, you can just go with the top few review sites on your first page, but is there a way you can be sure they’re trustworthy and fair? Here are some of the most important things you should look for:

Honest Ratings and Clear Reasoning

Let’s be honest, the vast majority of review websites are sponsored in one way or another. Accepting payments from sponsors defeats the purpose of reviewing the VPN service. That’s why this should be the first thing you should look after. If the website has a detailed About Us section that shows how they do their business, it only adds to their credibility as an independent and honest VPN review site.

Another very important aspect is how the VPN review site conducts these tests. Do they just copy the information or do they include testing the VPN service, its servers, protocols and so on? VPN review sites that have a well-defined testing methodology and explain their statements with facts are the ones that care the most about VPN users.

Well-researched information

If the website’s main job is reviewing VPN services and similar products, they’d better know what makes some providers better than others and what information is most important to look for. A good VPN review website is one that provides well-written reviews with no factual mistakes and no generic review content.

Regularly  Updated

The VPN market is constantly changing, and some information that was accurate only a few months ago is now useless and outdated. That’s why the most reputable and trustworthy VPN review sites regularly edit and update their reviews to ensure all of the information is accurate and up to date. If a site has no dates in its articles or has reviews that are a couple of years old, you’ll be better without reading the review.

4 Best VPN Review Sites

vpnMentor

vpnMentor is one of the top VPN review sites you can find online. It offers a unique perspective of each VPN, as it combines reviews of both professional tech experts and service users. For example, you can browse their detailed ZoogVPN review, but also voice your opinion about our service, directly on their review page here.

BestVPN

BestVPN is a great all-around VPN review site and a great source of cybersecurity and online privacy information. Besides providing in-depth and regularly updated VPN services reviews, this website often posts articles on digital rights, online security and pretty much everything you would be interested in if you’re a regular VPN user or plan to become one. BestVPN is an unbiased and professional VPN review site that always lists all of the aspects of a VPN service, which you can see in their honest ZoogVPN review.

PCMag

Without any doubts the biggest and most popular site out of the four listed here, PCMag enjoys a huge reader base of over 40 million people. It offers reviews, advice, and how-tos on basically anything technology-related. Their website is easy to navigate and there’s a special VPN section where you can browse and directly compare VPN services.

TrustPilot

Last but not least, you’ve probably heard about TrustPilot. Unlike basic VPN review sites, TrustPilot is a user-based review website which covers a wide range of online e-commerce websites and services. This includes many VPN companies one of which is ZoogVPN. You can find what other users say about us in the ZoogVPN review.

The internet is great for getting unbiased and unfiltered information. Your honest opinions, reviews, and authentic experiences help others looking for a suitable and proven VPN service. We hope you found this weekly Zlog article useful. If you’re still undecided and are looking for a proven and tested VPN service, you can try the ZoogVPN free package for an unlimited period of time.

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What is Manual API Resolution and How to Use It

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How You can Use Manual API Resolution to Access All ZoogVPN Apps

Some networks around the world actively monitor your connection and can entirely block your VPN service and its domain name with a firewall. Luckily, ZoogVPN has features that allow you to go around this issue, by manually configuring an IP address and therefore bypassing this block, with the API serving as the middleman. With this, you can access the ZoogVPN website and its Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS apps in countries where otherwise doing so wouldn’t be possible. In this week’s Zlog post, we’re going to talk about what manual API resolution is and how can you use it to your advantage.

Countries with Banned VPN’s

As internet censorship begins to gain stride around the world, so do the censorship laws in some countries. Due to the fact that a VPN like ZoogVPN can get around government regulated censorship, many countries around the world are trying to partially or completely ban VPN’s.

Freedom of speech is not so easily accessible to everyone. In some countries we’re about to mention, VPN’s are either restricted or even outright banned. Among the countries with the most restrictive censorship laws, China, North Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Russia. There are even laws in place banning the use of VPN’s.

Can a country even block a VPN?

As a matter of fact, yes, your VPN can be blocked if your ISP detects you are using one. This may be due to a number of different reasons, but in most cases, it happens because a certain country deems using VPN’s to be illegal. This prevents you from using your VPN app and accessing the unrestricted internet. That’s where API comes into play.

What is an API?

In technical terms, API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is a set of subroutine protocols, tools, and definitions for building software. This all sounds good, but what does it mean in layman’s terms? Well, to put it as simple as possible, API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to communicate.

API’s are built around the HTTP protocol so that nearly any programming language out there can be used on them. This means that some API’s can be designed to expand the reach of a product. This is the case with Virtual Private Networks. Because API’s simply serve to provide the data, there are practically no limits on how a VPN can use it. API’s have become very valuable, so much so, that major online companies and businesses like Google, eBay and Amazon, all use their API’s to increase their revenue.

How does an API Work?

What API essentially does, is that it organizes information in such a way so that it can be accessed via an HTTP request. This means you can query an API and use it to get, but also send useful information. This is exactly where it draws its main purpose for VPN’s. We’ll use ZoogVPN’s app for this example. By using a manual API resolution feature with ZoogVPN, you will be able to use the ZoogVPN website and its Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS app in heavily censored countries, in which otherwise you wouldn’t be able to access the VPN provider’s website.

How to Use Manual API Resolution with ZoogVPN

Finally, after all of the talk and getting familiar with the topic of API, we come to the part that matters the most – how to use manual API resolution. With ZoogVPN you can easily manually configure your API and bypass DNS requests. If you have a ZoogVPN app installed, you can access the API resolution configuration screen in just one simple step. All you need to do is click on the ‘Preferences’ button in the login screen of the ZoogVPN app. There you’ll see two options, the automatic API resolution, and the manual API resolution. Just reach out to us with a request to get an IP address. We will get back to you as quickly as possible and provide you with an IP you can use.

Manual API with ZoogVPN apps

All that’s left then is to enter the IP address we gave you and connect. After completing this, everything should work without any problems. From the moment you input the IP address you’ve received from us and connect to the internet using manual API resolution, you will be free to access not only the ZoogVPN website but every other online website that you’re interested in accessing.

Contact us Today!

If you’re having problems accessing the unrestricted and uncensored internet, we’re here to help you.  Contact us today, by sending an email to support@zoogvpn.com. You can use the ZoogVPN service anywhere in the world. This includes countries like the UAE, Turkey, Russia, China and many more.  We will provide you with all of the necessary assistance, so you can enjoy the internet as it’s meant to be experienced.

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