How VPN Works

What is VPN

VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. Think of your home network, or your office network, as private networks. Through a VPN connection, your computer, tablet or smartphone is able to securely connect with others on the Internet as if they were part of the same private network.

In the olden days, VPN was used by corporate employees to access their offices while remote – when they needed to access sensitive information in a secure way.

In time, VPN technology became available for regular internet users. It helps people from all over the world connect in a secure way. VPN allows you to have your connection encrypted and secure, to become anonymous online and to keep your traffic data private and safe from hackers, government censorship and other dangers of the Internet. VPN also helps you get access to blocked content. Because of geolocation, some online content, such as videos, music files, news, search engines and so on, may be unavailable from certain countries and locations. Using a VPN service allows you to login to a server located in a place from where the content is available – and voila – you have access to previously blocked content.

This is especially significant for those who live in countries where the government is restrictive and censors online content and information from the outside world. VPN technology helps people in these countries get vital information and talk to the world, thus making their problems visible to the international community. They live in an information-blocking cage. And with our VPN service we give them one of the keys to more freedom.

So, to recap: VPN technology gives you Privacy, Freedom and Security, and this is incredibly useful when you do your online banking, use WiFi hotspots, shop online, access media or secure your communication.

And here, at CyberGhost VPN, we believe you deserve all these benefits.

25 thoughts on “How VPN Works”

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  2. I recently learned that VPN service is not all that crack out to be. Even
    though they say that they won’t give your information out, if government
    goes after your VPN service for your internet activity, your VPN company
    will give out your vital information. There goes your privacy. Besides,
    agencies like NSA is on top of things when it comes to encryption and
    decrytion. For the most part, they can decrypt encrypted data stream going
    back and forth on your Internet connection. Partly, because we the user
    utilize well known ecryption technique or algirothm. They do say avoid
    using any VPN connection within the USA, because laws are different in
    other countries. Still, I don’t believe that… In my opinion, you simply
    can’t hide on the Internet not unless there are ways to keep changing your
    IP address on the fly or realtime while you using the Internet. In a
    nutshell, VPN service protects your from petty thieves and hackers but not
    against government agencies. If they can’t crack it, they will twist
    people’s hands to give away your information by using laws against you.

  3. so when in house of cards the hacker dude said he VPN’ed trough 12
    countries, he just downloaded 12 different vpn’s? for example cyberghost,
    spotflux and 10 others?

  4. By the title, it is supposed to be an educational video and therefore
    enraging when it does not provide what it promises (says what VPN gives
    you, not how it works) and contains advertisement for your product

  5. This is moreso an advertisement to use a VPN or the benefits of doing so
    rather than actually explaining how the technology works. 

  6. You can get lost in all these videos watching how VPN works… I spent a
    lot of time doing that… Doesn’t worth. I use Boleh VPN. I have also tried
    many other services before but I’m quite choosy and it’s not even for me
    what I am giving my money out on…

  7. Say I live in the UK, and I simulate say a server in the USA. Does this
    affect my latency?

  8. Can anyone good with hacking still track your ip? Because i don’t think
    that VPNs are THAT secure…

  9. +CyberGhost VPN
    I’ve subscribed to a premium CyberGhost plan and simulated my IP as
    Australian (serve in Melbourne). CyberGhost app claims it is fully
    connected and working, however, I cannot access any Australian streaming
    videos – continuing to get messages like “sorry, this content is only
    available in Australia”. CyberGhost has not circumvented geoblocking at all
    – can anyone tell me why? or how to fix this? 

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  11. Does it change any of your bills or charge anything from your bills even if
    it is free and does all VPNs change how much you pay for your internet?

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