With new developments in privacy and security, staying private while online has been a topic that has recently created a lot of attention and use “VPN ou Proxy ” can be a good option for those who want to use the Internet without worrying about invasion of privacy.
Em Angola the new Law of “Protection of Computer Networks and Systems", approved by the Angolan parliament and published in February, states that it is mandatory for operators to store customer data and present data if authorities request.
With all these changes people around the world have started to worry about their privacy, this is getting people to start researching tools that could help them stay private. These tools are- VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and proxy.
Find out here what VPN and Proxy are, what is the difference between both tools and how to choose the best option?
VPN is a primary tool for those who want to protect their privacy and security online. VPN is set up on the entire computer and protects traffic from every application used - every Internet browser, email application or online game.
A VPN not only facilitates circumvention of geographical restrictions and censorship issues, but also takes care of their security and anonymity. A VPN builds a secure tunnel, using protocols (PPTP, L2TP, IKEv2, SSTP, etc.) between the computer and its destination on the Internet.
"VPN offers a high level of encryption of up to 256 bits, making it virtually impossible for a hacker or cyber criminal to intrude into your online security."
The Proxy is a server that acts as a bridge between the user and the Internet. All traffic forwarded by a proxy will appear to be leaving the IP of the proxy server instead of your personal IP. In addition, a proxy is only configured for a particular application, such as a web browser, but it is not installed on the entire computer, anyone who is not concerned with keeping their Internet traffic safe and only wants to stream a movie for example, can use proxy.
“Proxy offers a very low level of security. A proxy server does not encrypt any traffic that passes through the servers, which makes it vulnerable to cyber criminals and hackers ”.
However, proxy servers do not use any type of encryption to protect your traffic when it passes through them, and encryption is what makes VPN more secure and privacy oriented. There are currently several VPN applications for iOS, Android, Windows e Poppy.
O Facebook has a VPN called Protect options that any user can install on your device.