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VPN vs TOR

What is VPN?

“Virtual Private Network”, also known as VPN, is a Private Network used to build anonymity and secure networks through the public connection. VPN hides your original IP Address and creates a fake IP address so it is practically difficult to trace back to the user.

What is TOR?

TOR, short for “The Onion Router”, is a free and online application that creates an endless number of Nodes (redistribution point) by the volunteers and build secured and encrypted network, which makes it difficult for spoof to trace back.

How does TOR work?

TOR is an online router. It has thousands of volunteers. When a person uses TOR, their data passes through hundreds of servers and when someone tries to trace the original user, it tracks back to the exit node (last node). Therefore, it is difficult to trace back through hundreds of servers to find the original user.

Important things to keep in mind while using VPN:

VPN is a Private Network that is used to hide the actions of the user. User may be sitting in a garden but the IP address shows it as if the user is at the office. VPN supports sending and receiving data securely through the public network.

Ø  Firewall should be up all the time:

Firewall is a network security system, which keeps track of incoming and outgoing traffic of the network. In addition, it is the most secure way of not being hacked.

A multi-layered firewall security needs to be surpassed before taking over control of any device.

Ø  You must stay hidden:

One of the basic problems in today’s era is that most users forgets their browser and can give away a lot of sensitive information. There is a built-in security system in some browsers that keeps the network private even after not using VPN. For example: DuckDuckGo, Brave, Opera, etc.

Ø  Disable all the geo-location services:

Geo-location services could give away the location of the user. For a person who wants to stay incognito needs to disable the geo-location services from all the devices.

Ø  Be aware of Cookies:

Cookies are one of the reasons for giving away sensitive information about the user. No one in today’s busy world gives attention to cookies. Cookies contain personal information such as ID, Password, Bank Details, Etc. While using the browser, a notification pops up, asking about whether to accept all cookies or Decline. Simply, click on “Decline”.

 

VPN vs TOR:

When a user is using TOR, they are protected from the spoof but the information and the actions of them can be hacked by the exit node. Even though he/she cannot trace it back to the original user. Exit nodes can hack into the packet of information and use it for their own needs.

In comparison to TOR, VPN is vulnerable. VPN creates a “Private Network” no doubt, but it can be easily hacked. I mean for god’s sake who knows if the VPN servers are hacked. Therefore, it is deficient to use VPN instead of TOR.

Conclusion:

TOR provides hundreds of nodes, which is difficult to trace back to the original user. Meanwhile, VPN provides a single proxy server and is easy to decrypt data and trace backwards. Although we @CloudPloys know, TOR is more reliable than VPN but every case is subjective and here is where the advice of our experts in the field is needed, because your security is our top notch priority.

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