iPhone systems can be vulnerable to all sorts of cyberattacks. And many of these could be mitigated or prevented by using a VPN. Here are just a few examples.
Race conditions are problems that occur when processing is done on multiple "threads" at once. In order to speed up how fast computers work, engineers discovered that several processes can be done at the same time. But that can result in data issues that make your system more vulnerable.
Several race conditions have been identified in iOS. While Apple constantly works to fix them, updates can accidentally open up more vulnerabilities.
If a hacker gets into your Internet connection, they might be able to exploit logic issues in the iOS code to invade your privacy, download malware from their servers to your computer, or even reroute your Internet.
There have been several logic issues in iOS that would have allowed somebody to remotely execute a file on your computer, potentially installing malware or setting up new vulnerabilities that can be used to gain higher access.
State management vulnerabilities are another kind of logic issue where a user can change their permissions or status on your system to give them more power. In the most extreme cases, a person can give themselves root access through a state management vulnerability.
Similar to the issue with race conditions, iOS has already dealt with several state management issues that can grant remote application run permissions or just vulnerabilities.
Without question, yes. A VPN provides the extra layers of security that you need to keep your iPhone or iPad safe, even while you access public WiFI. The best VPNs can foil many of the most common cyber attacks. They protect your privacy and keep threat actors from accessing your network.
Beyond even that, your ISP might be recording your every web page visit, download, or streaming entertainment. This is a fairly common and almost flippant violation of your privacy. A VPN can stop this from happening and secure your connection end-to-end.
Speaking of your ISP, you might not realize it, but they could be throttling your speeds based on what kind of data you're transferring. Hiding that data can bypass throttling and give you the fastest possible connection.
A VPN defends your online privacy in two distinct, but complimentary ways.
This is especially important for mobile devices like an iPhone. Because mobile devices are designed to automatically connect to public Internet hotspots, you might not realize that you're not on a secure server. Moreover, servers that look legitimate might be a fake network designed to steal your information or access your mobile device.
A VPN can defend your privacy from all sorts of potential security issues, including ones that are unique to mobile devices.
In most cases, it is not illegal to use a VPN. However, there are some places in the world where it might be.
Several countries put a strict limit on how you can connect to a VPN network. Often they only approve server locations that they can control, or companies that allow them access. This isn't to say that VPNs with a server in one of those countries is compromised, but residents and visitors might not be allowed to use certain security tools. Some will allow them on home computers, but not mobile devices.
However, that is usually the exception. If you plan on traveling, consult a lawyer and the country's local laws to see if you could get in trouble if you access a VPN network. Most of the time you should have no problem with privacy tools like a VPN, but it doesn't hurt to do the research.
We use the best encryption in the world, 256-bit, for our VPN network. iPhone app users can feel secure on any PrivadoVPN server because of how strong this protocol is.
The "256" refers to how many numbers are used in the encryption key. In order to break that encryption, it would require a computer to try 2256 potential combinations. The world's fastest computer, which is roughly 1 million times faster than the average high-end iPhone system, would still 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. Put another way: 27,337,893 trillion trillion trillion trillion years.
PrivadoVPN's free account is, by far, the most secure free VPN you can use for your iPhone devices. Here are just a few reasons why PrivadoVPN Free for iPhone provides better mobile security and more features than other VPNs.
Protect your privacy right now by signing up for a free PrivadoVPN account to secure your iOS mobile device.
We have optimized our servers to get you the fastest possible speeds. Every connection that goes through PrivadoVPN's servers is not only secure, but using the highest quality traffic routes. That means you won't have to worry about your speeds suddenly dropping during peak times, even while getting the best mobile security.
It doesn't take much to try out our speeds for yourself. Download the PrivadoVPN app for iPhone and connect to any super fast server on our network. You'll immediately see the difference.
Yes, we offer a full, 30 day money back guarantee on our paid plans. Try our VPN for iPhone and see for yourself what kind of speeds you'll get on our servers, how useful IP masking can be, and the improved security that comes with 256-bit encryption.
If you are unhappy in any way with the service, we'll gladly refund your payment.
One of the security features that we offer as part of a PrivadoVPN Premium plan is a SOCKS5 proxy. This is a security tool for people who want super fast P2P speeds on their iPhone client without sacrificing the privacy that comes from IP masking.
Unlike a full VPN, a SOCKS5 proxy does not encrypt your data. However, that speeds up your connection by eliminating the time it takes to scramble all of your mobile data transfers, then put it back together on the other end.
A SOCKS5 proxy does improve your online security by hiding your IP address. Accessing the SOCKS5 servers will change your online identity so that you appear to be in another geographical region or simply preserve your online anonymity.
We highly recommend that you install the mobile app on your iOS devices and use that to connect. There are several reasons for this.
First of all, manual installation can open up additional vulnerabilities that we've already accounted for. Our mobile apps are tested and retested before they ever get released to prevent unauthorized access.
Secondly, all of our apps come with a Kill Switch option that makes it easy to shut down your mobile data if you lose connection to the VPN. This is especially important with mobile devices because even moving from one WiFi to another could cause a temporary service loss. It might only be a matter of seconds, but that's plenty of time to lose a bank password or your social security number.
Finally, using our apps is just easier. We've spent countless hours debating the UI to make sure that it's as simple as possible to choose a server and secure your data. The PrivadoVPN iPhone app is the product of teams of people asking themselves, "What is going to make it easy for our customers to get the best possible security?" You don't have to worry about your connection when you're using our app.
Now you can protect up to 10 Internet connected devices with a single PrivadoVPN Premium account. You no longer need to worry about whether to activate your VPN on your iPhone smartphone or iPad, you can protect them both, as well as the phones, tablets, and streaming media devices of the rest of your family.
That means everybody can enjoy the security of a VPN with a hidden IP address and 256-bit encryption wherever they are, even on mobile.
Protect all your desktops and laptops from spying and anonymize your online activity on multiple simultaneous connections at home or out and about with the PrivadoVPN app.
On a phone or a tablet, you can make sure that everything you send and receive on it is encrypted, sent through a secure tunnel, and routed through our extensive network of global servers.
Whether you're watching on an Internet-ready TV or using an add-on device, you can ensure you're getting private Internet access and safe connections with PrivadoVPN.
You don't have to choose what devices to protect while you're at home. Install PrivadoVPN on your router and protect multiple devices connected to your network.