Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.
Windows/macOS/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: The best VPNs encrypt your data and protect all of your communications from prying eyes. The best browser-based privacy tools keep you from being tracked behaviorally based on the sites you visit. Windscribe is a utility and service that does both in one package.
If you’ve been on the lookout for a decent VPN on Android that won’t break the bank, your wait is over. After releasing on iOS earlier this year, Opera’s popular free and unlimited VPN is finally available for Android devices.
iPhone: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are often a costly affair, but Opera, the company best known for its browser, released a free, unlimited VPN for iOS today that allows you to access the internet securely from a variety of locations.
Last week, Opera added a VPN to the dev version of its browser, which was certainly good news. The bad news is that unlike the more robust VPNs it tries to replace, it leaks data that should be encrypted all over the place, namely your private IP address. Here’s how to fix it.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera users just got a free, unlimited VPN you can use to encrypt your data or get around location-based restrictions on content. It’s currently in the dev version of Opera, but turning it on is as easy as flipping a switch.
Choosing a trustworthy, reliable VPN service provider is hard, but over on Reddit, user That One Privacy Guy collected virtually everything there is to know about most large (and many small) VPNs and put them into a single color-coded Google Sheet that’s easy to read and understand.
One of the best reasons to use a VPN is to get around pesky location restrictions on streaming movies and other content, but before you shell out money to a VPN that promises servers in dozens of countries, make sure they’re telling the truth about them. Trust, but verify.
Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused—you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each.
There are a ton of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and…
Hola Better Internet is a popular Firefox and Chrome extension that allows you to watch blocked content overseas. However, there’s something more nefarious going on behind the scenes: the company is selling the bandwidth of Hola users to anyone with money to buy, effectively turning its users into a botnet for hire.
A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when traveling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.
It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea. You don't even have to crack the network's passwords to grab tons of data from unsuspecting users on the network—We've shown you how to do it, and how to stop it from happening to you. Now, dSploit, a…
When you use HTTPS or SSL, your web browsing traffic is encrypted. When you use a VPN, all of your traffic is encrypted (usually). Sometimes even with HTTPS and VPNs in play, DNS requests—or the way your computer translates "lifehacker.com" into numbers that your computer understands, like "126.96.36.199," are…
Dear Lifehacker, I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried about. Can't a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and see what I'm doing? Don't I just have to trust them not to spy on me? If that's true, how do I pick one…
Windows/OS X/iOS/Android: Cross-platform VPN service Hotspot Shield has long been one of our favorite VPN services, but now it includes malware blocking and the ability for pro users to select their VPN server's physical location to access content available abroad.
You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You really should be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so now, at some point in the future you may consider it as important as your internet connection.
Dear Lifehacker, My favorite private BitTorrent tracker, Demonoid, has apparently gone down for good. I was so dependent on it for its quality, security from viruses, and protection from prying eyes. Where can I torrent safely now that Demonoid is gone?
OS X/iOS: Cloak is a new VPN service that keeps all of your internet traffic on all of your Apple devices encrypted and secure when you're using an unsecured network—like the one at the airport, or your local coffee shop.