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Technology is a big part of our everyday lives. It makes our lives easier, more convenient and more entertaining. But, are we relying on technology so much that we can’t see into the possible dangers it brings to our privacy? When it comes to online privacy awareness, 2019 could be the most important year in recent memory. In this week’s Zlog, we’re going to take a look at how technology affects our perception of privacy and online privacy, and what can we do about it.
Given the current mainstream media and social network environment, it’s clear to understand that there is a growing movement of privacy advocates. Big names like Facebook and Google are quickly going down the ladder of companies we trust, mainly due to their reputation of mishandling personal information of their users. As researches show, the majority of internet users are aware that their personal information is being used in one way or another, but they also feel that they can’t do much about this.
VPN services are enjoying massive worldwide popularity and this trend just seems to be getting stronger as the years go by. 2019 is promising to be the biggest year for VPNs, which enticed us to take a look at the current state of the VPN market and its potential. In this week’s Zlog post, we will do an in-depth analysis of the market to see which country has the highest percentage of VPN users and the most common reasons why privacy enthusiasts decide to use a VPN.
According to the Global Web Index, 25% of internet users have used a VPN in the past month. While this might not seem like a particularly high number, when you take a better look at the number, two-thirds of that 25% say that VPNs are crucial to them. It means that over 16% of all internet users use VPN services every day or near daily. This goes to show just how much they are aware of the security and convenience a VPN brings.
VPNs are advertised as one of the most reliable tools for everyone who wants to protect their privacy online. But, can these useful online sidekicks be hacked and if so, how can this happen? Read this week’s Zlog post and find out.
Before we get into the details and talk about if and how can a VPN get hacked, it’s important to understand how a VPN works. A VPN protects your network connection by establishing a virtual tunnel through a remote server. This is done through a set of different VPN protocols. Most reputable VPN providers give their users a chance to choose between several protocols, most notably PPTP, L2TP, IKEv2 and OpenVPN.