Hi Guys,

I just read am article from PC Mag explaining how a VPN works and also how important they are. Have a read below and if you have some time today you should go and get one for your phone and your computer.

You can find a good VPN by searching for Top 10 VPN’S and take it from there. (We are in the process of building a VPN for Incognito :-)). Word of warning though – do not use a free VPN as they are notorious for selling your browsing habits and searches. In our experience When it comes to VPNs, free always means bad. Avoid.

Here is the piece from the PC Mag Article:

Every time you visit a website, your browser sends your IP address with a request for information. That’s a necessity, because the site needs an address to send back the requested data. Your IP address locates you physically, as well, though with no great accuracy. You can check this right now by visiting www.whatismyipaddress.com, www.whatismyip.com, or any of the dozens of such sites. Do that now, with no VPN active. You’ll probably find that it gets the right city, but not much more detail.

When you run your communications through a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, the website never sees your IP address. Rather, it sees the IP address of the VPN server. So, connect your VPN to a server far away and run that geolocation test again. Does it show that you’re in, say, Paris now? Then it’s working!

Every time your browser requests a domain name like www.google.com, it has to send a DNS (Domain Name System) request to translate that into an IP address that machines and apps can use. If your VPN isn’t configured properly, it can leave this DNS request data exposed, meaning a spy or hacker could at least see what sites you’re visiting. At www.dnsleaktest.com you can run a simple or advanced test to confirm that your VPN isn’t leaking DNS data.

Let us know if we can do anything to help you.

All the best,

Max Roberts
Incognito Privacy Care Team.