How to keep your data secure on vacation

Finally, clear your browser cache files. Secure your accounts – This is a basic step towards securing your online data but it bears repeating: Make sure you use strong, unique passwords on all your accounts and back them up with 2FA where possible. Prepare for the worst – Be sure to turn on the “Find My Device” and “Remote Wiping

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We’re expanding our VPN network to help during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how society interacts. Travel has ground to a halt, working from home has become the norm, and large parts of the global population are practicing “social distancing” and remaining in their homes. However, just because we must remain separated from each other to “flatten the curve” does not mean […]

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How to get the best VPN speeds

The distance your data has to travel is the single biggest factor to impact your raw internet connection speed. This is true whether or not you use a VPN, but a VPN adds to the distance your data must travel because of the extra journey to the VPN server.

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Which VPN protocol is the best

The additional layer allows your information to travel through the VPN tunnel and arrive at its correct destination. This is all a bit technical, so broad overview: When you connect to a VPN server, the VPN uses its control channel to establish shared keys and set up a connection between your device and the server.

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What is Secure Core VPN

This is because the connection has to go trough 2 VPN servers and then exit in to the Internet making the travel time longer and inducing more ping. If you are looking for general use security, single (or standard) VPN servers do that very well and should suit your needs perfectly. The secure core servers are there for the extra security layer

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Is Public WiFi safe to use

Would love to see information and commentary for internet users in China in particular foreigners who travel there for work. There is a general understanding of the “Great Firewall” but not exactly how we can protect our privacy and Data while working there and using hotel/public WiFi in China. Would be extremely informative .

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The list of countries that have banned VPNs

Uncertain status. Certain countries, such as North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Vietnam, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, and Myanmar have very strict Internet censorship laws, meaning that using a VPN within that country can come with risks, even if there is not a known legal ban. Other countries, such as Syria and Libya, have taken actions to block and ban VPN

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Are free VPNs safe to use

When it comes to protecting your privacy, free services have a poor track record, as most are subsidized by selling your data. The vast majority of free VPN services are unfortunately doing the same thing. Here's why ProtonVPN's free VPN service is different.

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Censorship in 2020 led to huge spikes in VPN use

I work in a field where I travel to China regularly. I haven’t since COVID obviously, but every time I’m there, your VPN does not work. My work VPN is functional, but I can’t get on the ProtonVPN. China is a sophisticated threat to your company. If your …

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How to protect your data in China

Larger companies will have special travel laptops and phones that your IT team can lend you. They are set up to provide you with the bare minimum you need to do your work and then to be wiped clean once you return. Again, if you are very concerned, you can also buy a simple, pre-paid phone before your trip to use while you are in China.

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Why you should use a VPN

Here are 5 reasons why you should be using a VPN: 1. Unblock censored content. If you live in or travel to a country with restricted Internet, a VPN can help you access blocked websites. For example, when ProtonMail was recently temporarily blocked in Turkey, ProtonVPN provided a way for users to bypass the government Internet censors. 2.

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ProtonVPN Reviews (list updated 2021)

Firas, from the travel blog Travel Center, named ProtonVPN the Best VPN for Travelers. When explaining this ranking, he mentioned our security, saying: “It adheres to exceptional security and privacy standards, where a high-level encryption guarantees that your data is never tampered with.”

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How to set up ProtonVPN on DD-WRT routers

This is a step-by-step guide to setting up ProtonVPN on your DD-WRT router. Introduction If you set up your VPN account to work on your router, you can protect the online activity of each device connected to your WiFi. Below we explain how to get ProtonVPN to work on your […]

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Fitness apps are a risk for your privacy, here’s why

That wearable device can collect a trove of information, including the number of steps you take, your heart rate, where you travel and when, your weight, and when you are awake or sleeping. Health trackers are generally applications that you install on your phone.

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Online security tips for digital nomads

Digital nomads travel by definition. You may have wondered what can happen to your data while crossing international borders. It turns out that many countries have broad authority to search, confiscate, and break into your devices when you’re trying to enter. Visitors to a country typically have even fewer legal protections than citizens.

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Vote for the new ProtonVPN servers (poll)

Currently, we have to “travel” half world and come back if we want to access something from Brazil. So, I would vote for Brazil or any of our neighbours! Reply. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment. Name * …

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Richie Koch, Author at ProtonVPN Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how society interacts. Travel has ground to a halt, working from home has become the norm, and large parts of the global population are practicing “social distancing” and remaining in their homes.

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The complete guide to choosing which VPN to download for

When streaming directly on your smart TV, fast download speeds are required to properly stream video without constant buffering. Connecting to a VPN adds another step to your internet connection by increasing the distance your internet connection must travel. The server load of the VPN you are connected to can also impact your connection speed.

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How-to and guides on Privacy

The four factors to consider when selecting a VPN for travel July 24th, 2019 in How-to . A VPN can give travelers a much-needed extra layer of cybersecurity and make it easier for them to access censored or geo-blocked content. This article covers the factors you …

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Defending online freedom with technology

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how society interacts. Travel has ground to a halt, working from home has become the norm, and large parts of the global population are practicing “social distancing” and remaining in their homes.

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How latency, bandwidth, and throughput impact Internet

The rate at which data packets can travel through the network is called bandwidth. However, bandwidth isn’t the only element that impacts your real Internet speed. A number of factors, including the physical distance to the destination, as well as any accidents that may happen down the road can delay the arrival to destination, and

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Common macOS application issues

Possible solutions: Restart your Mac and try to log in to the application again. Check if you can reach our website or the ProtonMail website. Check if you can log in to ProtonVPN on other devices. Go to System preferences > Network > and disable then reenable your WiFi / unplug your Ethernet cable from your Mac and plug it in again.

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We’re giving half our revenue from Hong Kong to defend

We will be donating 50% of our revenue from July, August, and September 2020 from Hong Kong to support two local civil rights organizations: 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund and Stand With Hong Kong. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to raise over HK$1,000,000 (about US$130,000) to help defend freedom in Hong Kong.

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Defending online freedom with technology

The four factors to consider when selecting a VPN for travel July 24th, 2019 in How-to. A VPN can give travelers a much-needed extra layer of cybersecurity and make it easier for them to access censored or geo-blocked content. This article covers the factors you should look at when choosing a VPN for your vacation. While a secure, trustworthy

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Richie Koch, Author at ProtonVPN Blog

The four factors to consider when selecting a VPN for travel July 24th, 2019 in Service Updates . A VPN can give travelers a much-needed extra layer of cybersecurity and make it easier for them to access censored or geo-blocked content. This article covers the factors you should look at when choosing a VPN for your vacation.

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ProtonVPN servers in Luxembourg

Our VPN servers offer advanced online security to Luxembourgers, allowing them to protect their personal data from hackers. Luxembourg also sits at the heart of Europe, and many Luxembourgers travel to neighboring countries for work and pleasure. With these new servers, they can access their favorite Luxembourgish sites with a Luxembourgish IP

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Richie Koch, Author at ProtonVPN Blog

With New Zealand added to the map, ProtonVPN can now provide IP addresses in 27 countries. No matter how far you travel, you will never be too far from one of our servers and safe, private Internet access. The four new servers in Auckland are reserved for users with one of our paid plans: NZ […]

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ProtonVPN servers in New Zealand

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by Richie Koch in Service Updates. With New Zealand added to the map, ProtonVPN can now provide IP addresses in 27 countries. No matter how far you travel, you will never be too far from one of our servers and safe, private Internet access. The four new servers in Auckland are reserved for users with one of our paid

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