What is a VPN?
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet.
VPNs are most often used to protect sensitive data. Personal VPN is increasingly becoming more popular as more interactions that were previously face-to-face transition to the Internet.
Privacy is increased with a VPN because the user’s initial IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. This method allows the user to attain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. For instance, you may live in San Francisco, but with a VPN, you can appear to live in London, Hong Kong, or any number of gateway cities. (What Is My IP)
Our recommended VPN services
Possibly the most renowned VPN host. They take privacy seriously and accept Bitcoin. They use OpenVPN which is highly secure.
Strong encryption and no-log policy with 5000+ servers in 60+ countries
A stellar NO logs policy, 256-bit military-grade encryption and a global network of 550+ servers.
Another torrent friendly provider. They will not log or monitor your activity.
Why you need a VPN?
Pairing a VPN with a Seedbox
If you have a seedbox, you are one step in the right direction. As you may have noticed, I wrote that ‘FTP usage is highly unlikely to be monitored’. This is because it is possible to monitor that traffic and it could happen in the future if rights holders become savvier to seedbox usage. The solution to this monitoring is a VPN.
A VPN sends all your internet traffic through an encrypted channel to another computer. This other computer sends out your request and sends you back the data still in an encrypted form. This means all your ISP and potential monitoring agencies see is how much traffic you use, not what you are using it for.
So if you use a VPN and a seedbox, firstly you aren’t downloading any torrents on your home connection. Secondly, when you are downloading files from your seedbox, you are doing it through an encrypted VPN connection which no one can intercept.
The only weak spot with providers is the fact that some of them may log your usage and that may be traceable back to you. Seedbox Guide can vouch for a few providers that we have used and had great experiences with. None of the following service providers log their users.
- What is a VPN? – Seedbox Guide explains what is a VPN.
- How to torrent anonymously – Torrent anonymously with the Six Strikes law.