An IP leak is when your real IP address (your location online) is visible rather than the one shown by your VPN. Below is the data that we were able to get from your IP address. If this is your real IP, location, or Internet Service Provider (ISP), then you have an IP leak.
Due to a particular and stubborn flaw with the Domain Name System (DNS) that translates the complex number combinations that identify everything on the Internet into easy-to-use names, it's possible that somebody could easily be seeing what you're doing online.
"IP Leaking" or "DNS Leaking" is a persistent problem that may be too big to eradicate easily at the highest levels, but could be prevented locally. Everything that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number called an "IP address," and computers use these numbers to find and identify one another online.
But humans, who primarily use the Internet, can't be expected to remember random number strings to check their email or buy things on websites, so the Domain Name System was created to store the IP addresses of certain computers (ones that opt in) and assign them an easy to remember name (like privadovpn.com).
Unfortunately, if you use an unsecured DNS server like many ISPs do by default, outside parties like hackers, your DNS provider, or even your ISP can watch what you do online and even keep records of it.
Once you connect to the PrivadoVPN network, all of your DNS queries will be sent to our secure servers through an encrypted tunnel so that at no point can somebody intercept it along the way.
By connecting to the PrivadoVPN network, you are immediately changing your IP address from your home location to one of our global servers. As a result, your ISP can only see that you're connected to one other computer and where it is, not what you're accessing beyond that point. Meanwhile, any online service or website you access will only see our IP address.
We are a zero-log (or "no-log") VPN, which means that unlike most ISPs, we keep no records of what services you've used or what websites you've visited. You won't have to worry about IP leaking because the only verifiable connection you'll have made online is to a VPN server, and the rest of your activity will be protected and private.
There are two critical ways that a VPN guards your private information and improves your online security.
The world's fastest computer would take 27,337,893,038,406,611,194,430,009,974,922,940,323,611,067,429,756,962,487 years to break 256-bit encryption by brute force. Put another way: 27,337,893 trillion trillion trillion trillion years. This is the best form of encryption on the planet and the gold-standard for online security.
Without high quality encryption, your connection just isn't secure. Good Internet security requires a VPN that can both hide and guard your data.
First of all, without a VPN, anybody can watch what you do online. In fact, somebody stalking a server connection probably has several times and you had no idea. Encryption makes that activity impenetrable.
Secondly, a VPN often has better encryption options than other protective measures. A VPN server is made with security in mind, so it will be able to employ better encryption than your personal system.
An IP leak is when your computer gives away private information about you despite having security measures in place. The most common way this happens is when you use a lower quality VPN that either doesn't have or doesn't force your computer to use secure servers. Frequently the default servers that your ISP connects to don't have very good security and can be watched by threat agents. Using a good VPN like PrivadoVPN, you'll always use secure servers to prevent detection of any of your private information.
A DNS leak is a type of IP leak where your VPN doesn't have secure Domain Name Servers to help your computer look up where to find the information you want. Again, by using the default servers, you run the risk of having your real IP visible. That's why it's important that your VPN uses secure DNS for all web requests.
Yes, that is possible. Web pages often rely on third-party applications that can introduce vulnerabilities into the process of using them. Similarly, some pages don't have proper security installed at all, since it can be expensive or complicated to set up correctly.
Fortunately, using a VPN can make up for that by directly encrypting your connection. While a web page might not have great security, with a VPN you'll be totally protected.
Whenever you try to access a website or resource of any sort, you first have to know its IP address. A Domain Name Server (DNS) is a special computer that keeps records of what devices are connected to what IPs and which URL names.
Unfortunately, it's possible for an unsecure DNS to let your personal information leak out when your computer makes a request. A secure DNS, on the other hand, not only makes sure that your web requests are encrypted, but also filters potentially harmful web pages out of your request, keeping you safer from malware.
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