VPNs services and proxies. A silent thief and privacy killer.

VPNs services and proxies. A silent thief and privacy killer.
VPNs services and proxies. A silent thief and privacy killer.

Do you use any of the following:

  • Services to watch TV in other countries
  • Providers who offer you privacy and safety while browing online
  • Companies that will keep your data safe from marketing tools and hide your IP address

You need to stop doing this, today.

Not all VPNs are bad but some are much worse than others.

When these VPN tools get installed on company devices, problems crop up.

A VPN is a technology, the key question is who is the operator, is it your business IT team or a trusted supplier? If you do not know for a fact who is operating the technology why would you trust all your data to it?

In 2011 a popular UK based VPN provider known as "HideMyAss" entered the news:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/26/hidemyass_lulzsec_controversy/

These VPN providers could do this, seven years ago. Imagine how sophiscated and advanced they are today.

Today their monitoring capabilities have grown. Recent privacy scandals such as Cambridge Analytica/Facebook in the news. VPNs are more popular today than ever before.

Legimate established companies also offer a VPN service, from well known brands. Are they selling your data when you wanted it to stay private?

The adoption of VPNs along with the revenue made from their use, continues to grow at an exponential rate. With billions of dollars at stake, this is a very secretive industry doing everything it can to grow.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/542817/worldwide-virtual-private-network-market/

You use a VPN for privacy but are we handing over more data by using these services. Do we know if it is a cyber gang in eastern Europe or a large company doing mass data harvesting.

This article from 2015:

https://gist.github.com/joepie91/5a9909939e6ce7d09e29 - Done in the style of an FAQ. Provides a helpful summary for VPNs and proxy services.

The world is sleep-walking into a privacy nightmare.

We have a two minute video to watch which explains this further:

https://youtu.be/eGO6FareYh4

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Breffni Potter

I get to help my clients achieve their goals every day, whether they want to grow their business or just want to use technology without stress.