Many factors can cause breaches in your anonymity. To ensure 100% online security, check all the nuances we mention below to make sure your data is safe.
- IP and cookies. These two can unite and work together against you. If a website links cookies to your IP, changing of your address will render the server session invalid. However, this usually can be solved with a simple re-login. Compromising your real ID costs more than two minutes to input your login and password.
- Your country ID vs your IP. Many websites and browsers ask you to share your location data, and most users agree to the request without thinking. There are two main problems with this – first, you are disclosing your location. Secondly, when you are using a VPN, some sites will compare the data sent by your browser, check your country ID, and block you if they do not match. We are constantly working on our filters, so this issue won’t bother our users.
- WebRTC leak. WebRTC is an amazing technology that made real-time communication easier and more convenient. At the same time, it poses a serious threat to your online security, as it can reveal your real IP. Read more on what a WebRTC leak here, and how to protect your devices from the danger.
- Particular services that reveal your IP. Some services are just not that good in ensuring your anonymity. For example, DropBox and OneDrive can easily expose your real IP, if you have started them before you launched VeePN. To prevent the data leak, deactivate the services, and log in once again with the VeePN protection on.
While we are doing our best to protect every bit of your personal information, your online safety still relies on your actions as well.
Other Important Privacy Issues
The world of the Internet settings and privacy has become a tangled labyrinth, and finding your way through its passages is becoming more and more difficult. Here is what you should consider reclaiming your right for privacy:
Browser and System Information
Some website owners go an extra mile in collecting information about their users. Even if you are surfing the web with a VPN, they can use your browser and even system language to detect your country of origin. To fight back, you can either avoid using those sites altogether or get an add-on like NoScript or JonDoFox for a truly anonymous online experience.
Cookies and Cache
With the new GDPR taking place, all websites are now required to state clearly which data they collect and why and ask users to agree to those terms. While this makes the whole data tracking industry clearer, very often it is not an option, and simply a matter of fact. To win your privacy back, try using cleaning apps, such as CCleaner or PrivaZer regularly. Remember, however, to make a backup of your system before running them – just in case.
Browser Location Detection
Modern location detection technologies now use a lot more complicated technologies than a simple IP to determine your position. Even if you hide our real IP by changing it, many other services can give out your real location. For example, your WLAN connection, Bluetooth address, or even a radio frequency identification. Remember to deactivate this function in your browser on every device.
Stay vigilant about these security breach possibilities, and remember to always use a VPN.