VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a group of computers that are connected to each other through a public network such as the Internet. There are many benefits to using a VPN, and in this article, we will focus on how a VPN can help you bypass internet censorship and protect your internet privacy.
Basically, when you connect to a VPN, your data is encrypted from your computer to the VPN provider, and any event that censors a particular site can’t tell which site you’re connecting to. Since your data is encrypted between your computer and the ‘VPN provider‘ (written as ‘VPN 제공업체‘ in the Korean language), your privacy on the internet is also guaranteed.
However, it becomes difficult for any company that is eavesdropping on you to know which websites you are accessing and access to your data. In most cases, your data is safe and you are safe from prying eyes. Better yet, all of these benefits work even when you’re connected to a public WiFi network.
If you have internet access from your local coffee shop or park, there is always a risk that someone with the right equipment could eavesdrop on your connection. However, using a VPN does no harm to you as all your data is encrypted. So next time you use an unsecured WiFi access point, just enable your VPN connection to make sure your connection is private.
Another good thing about a VPN is that it doesn’t require very complicated equipment. Most VPN providers use the software that came with your Windows operating system to give you access to the network.