Technology, our friend and biggest enemy too if we fail to use it in a right way. These days, if you follow technology news, must have noticed lot of data breach, security, privacy related reports. Do not worry, you are safe, if you know about these reports/issues. Yesterday, a report by Metric Labs on its Top10VPN.com website about the top free vpn apps, having different types of security flaws in them. Do not use free VPNs? – Let’s discuss about it in detail..
What is privacy for you?
You live in your home, your private room. What will you do when you find someone sleeping in there without your permission? – Isn’t that very annoying? Yes exactly, that is!
You own your devices be it your phone or pc. You installed some apps, may be top rated ones. Yes, you wanted to try the free ones first. You don’t know, what these apps are doing or what permissions or codes they have in them to gather your personal details to target the ads to you or sell them to a marketing company.
So, Which apps?
On your Android Phone, open PlayStore app and search for “vpn”, you will see a lot of free/paid VPN apps. Pick any one, match them to the list.. Here we will only list top 10 free apps that violate user privacy. For full list and a wider analysis, visit the Top10VPN website. So who’s in the list:
- Hotspot Shield Free
- Hi VPN
- Hotspot Shield Basic
- Psiphon Pro
- Turbo VPN
- VPN Master
- Snap VPN
How to choose a good VPN?
Why do we use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)? Because, we are very strict about our privacy, and to use a free uncensored web. But, some apps who pretend to be a legitimate VPN, and that’s why they offer their services for free.
Let’s just analyse, what is a vpn? A virtual private network or VPN extends over a public or shared network and acts like a tunnel, allowing you to exchange the data securely and anonymously over the Internet as if you were directly connected to a private network.
Can you build your own VPN? Yes, absolutely.. Do not worry, very soon we will discuss that in an article.. For that, subscribe to our mailing list and notifications for regular updates..
How to select a VPN?
- First check the launch date and year to know, how old the VPN is?
- Do a background check about the parent company and its reputation in the industry.
- See the history of pricing changes in last 5/10 years
- Read all the positive and negative reviews of the VPN in all the stores.
- Check all the supported or available platforms, like Windows, Android..
- Know about the support staff and their technical helps.
- How serious your VPN is? – Learn about their future plans.
- Learn more about their operating/supported countries.
- How serious is your VPN about the privacy data laws like GDPR?
This is just a simple list, if you are serious about your privacy and security, you need to do some homework before you choose a good VPN for you which respects your privacy and does everything to protect your data.
Hope you like it 🙂 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them in the comments section below this post.