What is a VPN?

Well a VPN is a Virtual Private Network and is a tunnelled connection between you and what you are looking at via a VPN server. This gives you not only a secure encrypted connection so that hackers cannot steal your data packets, but it also gives you anonymity. This is good if you are downloading MP3 files or movie torrents and do not want your Internet Service Provider to see what you are up to online.

Another main reason for using a VPN is to access TV applications from overseas. Many British people living in sunnier climates use a VPN to access and watch BBC iPlayer when in Australia. Millions of Chinese people watch American and British Television apps via a VPN to learn the English language also.

All in all there are many reasons for using a VPN. If you are a gambler wanting to play your poker apps overseas then this will also work for you.

VPN technology has been around since 1995 and was originally intended for office workers to remotely dial into their work networks whilst at home. This is something that still takes place but as tech gadgets have come out, the usage has changed. If you have a smart phone or tablet and use this on a public WIFI network then you really do need a VPN running a sit will ensure that your data is secure so that hackers cannot sniff your data packets and steal from you.

If you are in countries where UK TV apps do not work then using a VPN will remedy this. If you connect to a UK VPN server then you will be able to use BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and all other UK TV apps when anywhere in the world.

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