How to stay safe when shopping online

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably find online shopping a whole lot easier than going out and doing it physically. There’s a wider selection of stuff, no parking to worry about, and it tends to be quicker, too! Online shopping removes the hassle from the experience – you can…

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably find online shopping a whole lot easier than going out and doing it physically. There’s a wider selection of stuff, no parking to worry about, and it tends to be quicker, too! Online shopping removes the hassle from the experience – you can even browse for new home decor in your pajamas if you want!


For the last year or so, thanks to the Coronavirus quarantines, a lot of us have been spending more money online. Whether it’s groceries or luxuries, online shopping is a much safer alternative to venturing out into a shopping centre. Obviously you can’t handle items or try on clothes via your computer, but the global pandemic has folks feeling wary about doing so in physical spaces, anyway.

Online shopping does come with its own unique risks. In fact, the Internet Crime Complaint Center revealed that half of all reported crimes in 2019 were related to shopping. Just like with preventing pick-pocketing or real-life rip-offs, though, a little knowledge and forewarning can go a long way – and that’s exactly what this guide is for. I’ve put together some tips and tricks, as well as a few security suggestions, to ensure that your virtual window shopping stays safe!

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It’s easy to have a lackadaisical mindset about online shopping and its myriad threats – if you haven’t been caught out by a criminal, it’s easy to assume you never will. But it’s a big problem. Online shopping fraud shot up by a third in 2020, with a whopping 40,900 reported cases in the UK.

But we’re still doing more online shopping than before. The numbers have risen since lockdown began, with clothes shopping rising by 43% in 20xx with the average order value increasing by 26%, too.

Why? Well, we tend to shop because we’re bored or lonely just as often as we shop because we need things. I can’t tell you how much I’ve picked up from Etsy, indie artists, or book retailers (my to-read stack is now a to-read bookshelf) because I thought it’d have more of an impact than it really did. Coronavirus has us feeling isolated, stagnant, and scared.

And like I mentioned earlier, shopping online does feel safer in a lot of ways – you’re not walking around with cash, for a start. It’s also easy to shop online, seeing as anyone with an internet connection and a computer or mobile phone can scroll through listings or visit retail apps.

So, let’s take a look at some of the more common ways you can get caught out and taken advantage of when shopping online – as well as a few steps you can take to shore up your security.

Make sure the website is secure

Once you’ve got your tabs open and arranged, there are a few things to keep an eye out for that’ll clue you in as to whether the stores are legit and trustworthy. First, look to see whether there’s a padlock symbol to the left of the address bar. Second, click the padlock to inspect the site’s certificate information. If there’s no padlock, or if you get a warning about the certificate (or lack thereof), it’s probably not a great idea to purchase anything from that store.

It’s also worth taking a gander at the store’s URL. Regardless of whether you punch in the URL directly or navigate to it from a Google search, pay attention to whether it begins with “https”. The “S” means “secure” and refers to the SSL encryption of the website. Way more sites are using “https” URLs nowadays, and you might’ve noticed – they’re making the change to reassure their customers… and hit a few SEO targets, too.

Of course, these measures are not foolproof. They’re guidelines, tools designed to help you make an informed judgment about the site you’re visiting – they cannot be counted on to guarantee the safety of a website entirely. There’s just no easy way to determine if a website is entirely legitimate. For example, the padlock symbol does not mean that a website is free from any and all threats – it simply means that the site is encrypted, with a certificate and cryptographic keys. A phishing site created by a crook could also have a padlock symbol. The information you input into this phishing site would be encrypted… but it’d still fall into the hands of the crook.

It’s still better to have encryption than to not, of course. Encryption prevents snoopers – like your ISP, the government, and nosy network administrators – from taking a peek at the information that you pass on to the website. This includes things like your payment details, addresses, and logins. Just remember that any website can get its hands on an encryption certificate – even the nasty ones. For more information, check out our blog post on how to check if a website is safe.

Summary

  • Lookout for “https” URLs and the padlock symbol next to the address bar.
  • Check the site’s certification by clicking the padlock symbol.
  • Be aware that phishing sites can encrypt your data but still steal your passwords and info.

Pay safely

Once you’ve figured out what you’d like to buy, the next step is paying for it – and you have all kinds of choices. Debit and credit cards are the most ubiquitous, perhaps, but e-payment services crop up just as often. Think PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay; services that make the whole process that much easier. You can often pay for your goods with a single click, and avoid endlessly inputting your financial data when purchasing from multiple sites.

This comes in handy because the retailer in question won’t actually receive any of your sensitive info – and services like PayPal have your back if you ever need to request a refund.

If you’re daunted, I get it – I was terrified of credit cards for the longest time, thinking of piles of debit and credit sharks, but using them to pay your online sprees isn’t a bad idea. You can build up your credit and save a little money and benefit from the legal protection.

This protection is known as section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. It might sound complicated, but it basically means that when you use a credit card to buy something, you’re covered so long as the purchase was between £100 and £30,000. Your credit card provider takes on just as much responsibility as the seller does in the event that your purchase is problematic, or if the seller goes bust. This protection comes in especially handy if you’re putting down a deposit (or paying in more manageable chunks) for something big – like a TV, console, or piece of jewelry!

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Research your retailers

There are more stores out there than you could possibly ever check out (but that’s not a challenge), and more folks are branching out into indie ventures, too! It’s a total buffet out there. The chances are that the majority of sites and apps you happen across will be above-board and secure, but there’s always one bad apple in the bunch.

Again, there are a number of factors to be mindful of if you’re worried about a store’s legitimacy. Look for an “about us” page with a contact number and address. These details can also appear on a “contact” page or the site’s header or footer, but once you have them, run them through Google. Check that the location details match, see if there’s really a business registered there, and trust your gut if the results are thin or far between. It’s all too easy for crooks to whip up a malicious website and paste in a fake address, after all.

I’d also suggest leaning on other online shoppers – with reviews! Personally, I never used to leave reviews on the products I bought. I either didn’t have the time or doubted that they’d be useful, but I’ve since gotten into the habit of leaving them whenever I can. One genuine review, good or bad, can quickly inform a potential customer. Google is jam-packed with reviews, as well as other consumer review websites like TrustPilot and Yelp.

If you’re planning on making a big purchase and you want to make extra sure that you’re buying from a trustworthy source, you can head on over to the manufacturer website to confirm that the distributor you’re purchasing from is legitimate.

Summary

  • Hunt down store details on the “about us” or “contact page”.
  • Check out user reviews through Google or review sites.
  • Say your piece and keep other shoppers informedit only takes 5 minutes.

Stick with what you know

Some stores are go-tos for certain things – it’s a no-brainer, sometimes. Sephora for cosmetics, for example, as well as Amazon, which stocks pretty much anything you can imagine as well as just about everything you couldn’t. As a rule, sticking with these big name brands is a good idea. You’ll get a broad selection of products and prices that make sense, and they’re generally safer to shop at than smaller stores.

Of course, if what you’re shopping for is kind of niche and specific, or if you’re looking for a real bargain, you can end up scrolling through the Google results for a while. You might even end up clicking on page two. Be careful if you do, because these results can quickly lead you astray to some unsecure places.

Do your research before making purchases on a website that you’ve never heard of before. Check out reviews, check out their certificates, and check out their contact details. It might sound like a lot of work to do for just one purchase, but you won’t want to take any risks with your financial information!

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Avoid phishing scams

Phishing scams are one of the oldest online threats, and anyone with an email address will probably have seen their fair share of dodgy messages. Phishing scams come concealed as emails from legitimate businesses – think PayPal, banks, and even credit card suppliers. They’ll claim that you need to take some kind of action, too, like logging in to your account to update a password or read an important message.

Scammers play on a person’s emotions, and craft messages that can be alarming, frightening, or even incredibly exciting. They want you to click that link in the email now, so they whip up some lie about your account being locked or compromised, a huge transfer pending, or a special offer that’s about to expire.

It’s all a trap, unfortunately. If you click that link you’ll be taken to a malicious phishing website that’s been designed to swipe your info as you type it to “log in.” These websites can look dodgy, with misspelled content or weird images, but they’re increasingly becoming harder and harder to distinguish from legitimate sites.

Phishing scammers also use nasty email attachments to catch you off-guard. They’ll explain that the attachment is actually something good, like a coupon, a receipt, or even a bank statement – but again, it’s not going to be legitimate. These malicious attachments can contain viruses that cause chaos on your machine if you click or download them.

So, steer well clear of any iffy links or attachments that drop into your inbox. Trust your gut, go directly to the site in question if you think there could be any truth to the email you’ve received.

There’s info to be gleaned from the emails themselves, however. Scammers rely on generic greetings like “Dear Sir/Madam” in their correspondence – real services, legitimate ones, will use your actual name. It’s also worth taking a look at the email address and its domain. Does it match up with the business or company that’s apparently sent it to you? Scammers obviously can’t send emails from real domains, so they’ll create their own with extra numbers or letters to try to catch you out. It’s the difference between “paypal.com” and “paypall.com.” Take a look at our email security tips for more details about avoiding these scams.

Summary

  • Be suspicious of emails attempting to frighten you into taking actions.
  • Don’t click links or attachments that you aren’t expecting.
  • If you’re wary, investigate the sender’s email address and greeting.

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Don’t use public Wi-Fi

If you’re bored and hanging out at a cafe, waiting for a train, or killing time before meeting friends, it can be tempting to do a bit of casual online shopping – but making purchases in public can be dangerous.

The free Wi-Fi you come across in these places (like shops, hotels, and airports) is handy in a pinch but is generally considered unsecure. Hackers are well aware of this and frequently prey on these weak connections to try to steal financial information. They’ll sometimes even make their own fake access points in the hopes that you’ll join them without thinking twice. For instance, a hacker could cozy up in Starbucks and create a Wi-Fi connection named Free_Starbucks_WiFi. If the real one was actually called StarbucksWiFi_FREE, would you be able to tell the difference?

Your mobile data is a way better alternative if you’re going to be buying anything in public. I’d recommend sticking to it if you plan to log in or input any details, too. Alternatively, you can check out a VPN and stay secure no matter where you are or the connection you’re using – and I’ll cover VPNs in more detail a little later on.

Summary

  • Avoid shopping on public Wi-Fi connections if you don’t have to.
  • Beware of fake access points and ask staff if you’re uncertain.
  • Stick to mobile data or invest in a VPN.

Keep secure

It’s one of the golden rules that comes with any internet-enabled device – keep it up to date! System updates, antivirus updates, and even app updates, they can start to pile up if you leave it too long. You might be busy, but they’re incredibly important in the fight to keep your data (and money) secure. Updates often contain security benefits that’ll protect your devices against hackers and online scammers, and can combat the constant stream of new virtual threats. If you’re not installing these updates, then your devices could be vulnerable to attack – hackers and malware know how to seek out loopholes that haven’t been patched up by updates, after all.

If you do a lot of your shopping on a mobile device via dedicated apps, you’ll want to make sure these have been updated recently, too.

I really can’t stress how important it is to keep your passwords strong and updated – oh, and make sure you’re not using one password for all of your accounts or devices! Steer clear of flimsy passwords (like “[email protected]” and anything containing a maiden name). If a hacker guesses your password, they’ll have the key to any and all accounts that you use it to secure. So, vary your passwords, throw in some symbols and numbers when making them, and check out a password manager if you’re concerned about keeping tabs on them. In fact, we’ve got a great article that digs into the best password managers out there – to take a look our best password managers page.

Finally, one of the best and simplest ways of protecting your accounts is with two-factor authentication. I’d suggest using it wherever you can! Luckily, a lot of banks and e-payment services now allow you to opt-in for 2FA. Using it is simple; you’ll just need to provide and input a code when logging into your account, and the code will be messaged to your mobile device as a text. This means that a hacker with your email address and password still wouldn’t be able to infiltrate your account because they won’t have your phone, or your code!

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Don’t over-share

Cybercriminals who figure out your details can do a lot of damage with them – they can buy stuff for themselves, steal your funds, freeze your accounts, and even sell them, amongst other things. And the more they know about you, the easier it is for them to get into your accounts.

So make it difficult for them! When you’re buying something online, don’t feel compelled to fill out all of those boxes on the online form. I definitely feel the urge to do this, because it feels as though it’ll make a difference – like I’m doing a quiz or an exam rather than just buying a book or something. The reality is that stores don’t need this extra info. Stick to filling out the necessary fields marked by an asterisk, “*”, and avoid giving over any details that seem shifty – like your mother’s maiden name, the name of your first school, or a pet, as this is all info that could be used to crack your password or security questions.

It’s pretty common for a store to ask you whether you want to make an account after you purchase something, either to keep tabs on your order or to save time “next time.” Again, you don’t have to do this. If it’s a one-off purchase, or even if it’s not, saying “no” to this request means that there’s one less website storing your details. Leaks happen all the time, so be choosy about the places you entrust your name and payment info to.

For all the sites and stores where you do have an account, you might also be asked whether you’d like to save your payment information – again, to save time. This can make checkout that much faster the next time around… but it’s just not necessary, and shaving off a minute or so of time isn’t really worth the risk of your information being disclosed one day as part of a breach.

Summary

  • Don’t over-share on social media, especially if your accounts are public.
  • Only fill out necessary fields in forms when making purchases.
  • Don’t agree to save payment details on store sites.

Check your statements

Here’s one that I’ve just started doing! It took a while, seeing as I get so incredibly nervous to check my bank account, but it’s a great way to stay proactive about your financial security and keep a tighter rein on your spending… particularly around the holiday season! Sure, you could run through your bank transactions (and e-payment history) loosely at the end of each month and be done with it, but it’s better to go at it with a fine-toothed comb in more regular intervals to check for unauthorized or suspicious activity. I promise it doesn’t take long! Twenty minutes a week could save you a whole mess of trouble down the line.

On the off-chance that you do notice something out of the ordinary, don’t wait to report it. Let your bank or credit card provider know right away. Oh, and remember that if you have a credit card, you have 30-days to raise the problem with your bank or the issuer.

You can set up alerts that notify you each time your credit card is used, too. That might sound annoying, but it’s an easy way of making sure that your payments are going through as planned and that nothing is happening without your immediate knowledge. These alerts can be emails or texts, whatever suits you best, and I actually think they’re a great way to establish proper fiscal responsibility, as boring as that sounds, especially for folks less experienced with finances.

Speaking of emails, you should also get into the habit of holding on to your receipts. I have a folder in my inbox where I store all of mine, just in case, and it’s easy to organize them with a bit of dragging and dropping. You’ll be able to search for a particular receipt with ease if you need to raise an issue with a store, and you’ll also have a virtual paper trail to fall back on if anything untoward pops up in your transactions.

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The benefits of a VPN

VPNs can be daunting if you’re not super familiar with them and what they do, especially given how much jargon there is to sift through – but they’re so useful! They can secure multiple devices, keeping your shopping secure, and even unblock Netflix. If you want a non-nonsense, no-jargon introduction to VPNs, head on over to our guide what is a VPN guide.

A VPN encrypts all of your incoming and outgoing information via an encrypted tunnel. This tunnel is created as soon as you connect to one of the VPN’s remote servers. Your info is routed through this tunnel back and forth to the server, and kept hidden from any nosy folks who might want to take a peek at your payment details or addresses. Even your IP address is concealed, seeing as your VPN assigns you a new one!

That’s great for day-to-day browsing, and awesome for shoppers, seeing as crooks won’t be able to make off with any details you input into stores. VPNs also excel when it comes to shopping on the go. I’ve covered how relying on public Wi-Fi isn’t ideal, but you might not have much choice if you’re traveling for work or leisure, and that’s where a VPN’s encryption really shines. Connect to a VPN server, then the public hotspot, and rest assured that nobody else connected to that same hotspot will be able to monitor your session or pinch your payment details.

What to do if things go wrong

First of all, don’t be embarrassed – finding a dodgy transaction or being caught out by a crook can come with a hefty amount of shame, but the internet just isn’t a safe place 100% of the time! If something’s gone awry, the only person to blame is the hacker or scammer in question – and there’s plenty that you can do to recover your details.

  • Familiarize yourself with the store’s refund policy, especially if you’ve purchased something that arrived faulty or not as described – and remember that you usually have 14-days to issue for a refund.
  • If your item is damaged, let the seller know and keep a copy of any correspondence. Sites like Amazon and Ebay make it particularly easy to get in touch and report anything out of the ordinary.
  • Alternatively, if you’ve noticed an unauthorized transaction, immediately report it to your bank! They’ll be able to walk you through the specifics of what comes next and ensure that no further purchases are made without your say so.
  • Victims of scams should also check out the Action Fraud website, where there’s a wealth of information and advice available.

Conclusion

Online shopping is one of the best things about the internet. It’s easy, it’s cheaper, and it can be a lot more fun and a lot less stressful to sit at home and shop – no queues, no parking, no dressing up. Sure, you’ll need to wait a few days for your goods to arrive on your doorstep, but that’s almost part of the fun – I weirdly enjoy knowing that there’s something in the post for me!

We’ve come to rely on online shopping that much more during lockdown, too. Unfortunately, there are people who are hell-bent on taking advantage of that fact in the worst possible way. They’ll hope that you aren’t protecting yourself and that you aren’t aware of the dangers that come with online shopping – so catch them out by brushing up on a few of the tips above.

Hopefully, the next time you do a bit of shopping online it’ll be a straight-forward and fun experience! Just remember to stick to trusted websites, pay safely, and trust your gut if you get any alarming emails. And, if you’re really serious about your online privacy, you should check out a VPN!

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Should you use Kodi? A complete beginners guide to using Kodi

Kodi is a type of open-source media-centre-management software that has been around for almost two decades and now has millions of users worldwide. It is safe, but there are some things you should watch out for like third-party add-ons, security, and legal issues. In this guide, we will look at…

Kodi is a type of open-source media-centre-management software that has been around for almost two decades and now has millions of users worldwide.

It is safe, but there are some things you should watch out for like third-party add-ons, security, and legal issues. In this guide, we will look at the issues with kodi in a bit more detail.

What exactly is Kodi?

Kodi is a piece of home theatre software that is completely free to use. It’s been around for years – it was first released in 2002, starting out as Xbox Media Player – but had quickly matured into the Xbox Media Centre by 2004. It then became Kodi in 2014. The user interface looks like this:

all4, itv, and other streaming apps on Kodi

The basic premise of the software is that it gives users the ability to manage all the media content they consume – and all the platforms they watch it on – from one central program. 

Everything from the movies you watch to your photos can be accessed from Kodi, and you can sync libraries from multiple devices as long as they’re on the same network. If you had Kodi and a movie downloaded on a games console, for example, you could watch it on your TV. 

What does Kodi do?

It’s important to clarify that Kodi does not offer any channels of its own – it’s not, for instance, like an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Kodi simply gives you much greater control over a much wider range of your media, and all in one place. 

This means that you’ll still have to buy subscriptions to your favorite streaming channels even if you’re using Kodi, although it will be easier to flick between content from different streaming services. But it will also allow you to:

  • Create favorites and playlists.
  • Adjust the pace of movie subtitles. 
  • Record live television and audio. 
  • Link to your smartphone and use it as a remote. 
  • View electronic program guides. 

With Kodi, it’s not just film and TV you’ve got in one place, but all your music too. There are plenty of other tools not often found on media streaming sites. 

What devices can I use Kodi on?

As has been alluded to above, one of the best things about Kodi is that it works on literally any device – it has apps for practically every platform you can think of, so there’s really not much of an upper limit to its usefulness. 

Kodi’s software is available on macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, and plenty of others, so it’s more a question of what devices you want to stream your media from. You can also buy ‘Kodi boxes’ which work like over-the-top streaming box services for TVs and come with pre-loaded channels and add-ons. 

Is Kodi legal?

The short and only answer is yes! You’re unlikely to get an ominous knock at the door for buying or operating Kodi on one of your devices.

Some people assume lesser-known names in the media streaming world must be illegal – we’re bred to associate a brand’s reach with credibility. To an extent, you can’t really blame them, considering the constant onslaught of information we get nowadays regarding copyright laws and the republication of content, and the number of scams out there. But even so, Kodi is completely legal to use for streaming.

As previously mentioned, Kodi is open-source, which means the coding used to create it can be accessed and inspected by anyone who wants to. This provides a level of transparency that non-open source apps don’t have, meaning that if there was something illegal baked into Kodi’s software, we’d know about it. Check out our is Kodi legal guide for more information about the legalities of using the streaming app.

The fact Kodi isn’t the most well-known service in the world, however, is not the reason so many people have questions surrounding Kodi’s legality. Although the software itself is legal, that does not necessarily mean that the way that people use it always is. 

Kodi can, in theory, be used to manage any platforms or sites you use to stream content – even illegal ones. Kodi itself obviously does not condone accessing your favorite media content via illegal means, but it also doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal streaming practices when you’re using it. In that sense,

Just above, one of the benefits of software being open source was explained – but Kodi also has to deal with a pitfall, which is that plug-ins and add-ons can be created for it can be utilized to access not-so-legal content that infringes on copyright agreements, and pretty much anyone can design them. This is where, depending on the regulations of the country you reside in, the legal waters become murky.  

The fact Kodi can be used for illegal streaming means that obtaining such content through the software could see you face different charges if caught depending on the region or country you live in.

European Union
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The 2017 Filmspeler judgment set the precedent that watching illegal content through multimedia players is akin to downloading a film illegally, and individual streamers can now be punished for accessing it. 
United Kingdom
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There was an illegal streaming crackdown last year after a lockdown piracy surge included an uptick in the sales of Kodi boxes pre-loaded with access to expensive subscription services. UK judges have confirmed previously that they class operating as a breach of copyright law alongside sale and distribution, but it is unlikely to lead to prosecution. 
United States
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Only recently have legislative moves been made to criminalize illegal streaming for illegal streamers themselves – beforehand, companies could simply sue others for broadcasting their content without permission. This does not affect end-users watching the content, but they could still have their bandwidth throttled by their ISP. 
India
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India is one of the few countries in the world to have confirmed, in court, that the act of streaming illegal content is not in fact illegal, and that the legal trouble lies at the feet of the distributors. 
Brazil
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In Brazil, the illegal streaming of content – particularly news channels – is often linked to local crime, especially in areas where militias and gangs provide local services. The country loses billions a year to illegal streaming sites and instigated a crackdown in December 2020 that led to hundreds of sites being blocked. 
Australia
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Internet service providers can block content from sites known to illegally stream content. Although there is some indication from prior cases that such an act is illegal, no one has been prosecuted for illegal streaming.

It isn’t possible to go through every country’s copyright laws in this article and each government will police the issue differently. But hopefully, this will help impart a better understanding of the minimal but real risks around using the software, and if you do live in one of the regions listed below, how careful you have to be. 

Kodi and security threats

Using Kodi isn’t all plain sailing, and there are some techniques that hackers and scammers use to exploit vulnerabilities in its system – which is open source – that you should be aware of. 

Kodi users can sometimes fall victim to man-in-the-middle attacks. One thing Kodi has done for many years is automatically download and install the latest updates for plug-ins and add-ons whenever it is powered up. It completes this data transfer over the unsecured HTTP protocol, and all a hacker has to do is intercept the traffic and essentially send back malicious code for Kodi to execute. 

However, there’s also a problem with dead plug-ins and add-ons lying dormant on thousands of Kodi user’s devices; hackers can root out dead add-ons and use it as a pathway to infect thousands of devices. 

The other vulnerability Kodi customers have to be aware of is the very existence of third-party add-ons paired with the fact there is no formal vetting process for them. There are no Kodi moderators deciding what can and can’t be downloaded. If I wanted to infect some PCs with malware via Kodi, I could simply make a malicious add-on and just wait for unsuspecting users to download it. Methods for mitigating these risks include:

Doing these things will greatly reduce your risk of falling victim to a dodgy add-on when you’re using Kodi. 

Kodi Boxes

If you’ve bought or are thinking of buying a Kodi box for your TV, ensure that the company you are buying it from is a legitimate and reputable one, as some Kodi boxes sold online by people trying to make a quick buck come pre-loaded with dodgy plug-ins and shortcuts to illegal streaming sites. If you’re buying your box from another individual, remember they have no obligation to provide a stable, working service beyond the point of sale, and you’ll have no customer support. 

Why you need a VPN for Kodi

A VPN is a great way to protect yourself when using Kodi. VPNs encrypt all your traffic and reroute it through a private server, and your device’s IP address is hidden in the process. This can go some way to mitigating man-in-the-middle attacks, as it makes it more difficult for your traffic to be intercepted and trickier to read if it is. 

A VPN can also help reduce the damage caused by a malicious add-on downloaded through Kodi, as many provide their customers with filtering and blocking technology. Not every VPN does this though (and not all technology marketed as a VPN is indeed a VPN – some are proxies, for instance) so it’s important to ensure you purchase the right subscription. 

It might also help if your internet service provider decides you’re taking up too much bandwidth due to the type and quantity of data you’re requesting (movies, video games, TV shows and other rich media) and decides to slow your connection down. This is called throttling and is a regular occurrence on most broadband networks. But if your ISP doesn’t know what you’re searching, they can’t decide whether to slow you down. 

Kodi is legal to use and is a great module for managing your digital media. As long as you’re aware of the risks associated with using it, steer well clear of illegal streaming sites when you do, and take the necessary security precautions like using a VPN, then you’re good to go. Check out our Kodi VPN guide for more information about the benefits of using a VPN service with Kodi.

The best VPNs for Kodi in 2021

Here at ProPrivacy, we review VPNs for hundreds of different purposes – and Kodi is one of them. Check out our quick rundown of our top VPNs to use Kodi below: 

  1. ExpressVPN – the best VPN for Kodi. You get a secure, fast and versatile service. Everything you need to stream Kodi safely without any buffering.
  2. NordVPN – a top-tier VPN for Kodi without the top end pricing – we recommend checking out the wealth of features they offer.
  3. Ivacy – a VPN with apps for all platforms and a custom Kodi VPN app to make things easy.
  4. Surfshark – the cheapest VPN for Kodi on our list. You get excellent speeds to handle HD streaming, and it works with most major streaming services.
  5. Private Internet Access – the most secure Kodi VPN on our list. It has a proven no-logs policy, loads of privacy features, & excellent encryption.

Ministers must be stopped from sending disappearing messages campaigners say

Campaigners in the UK are calling for ministers to be prevented from sending disappearing messages on apps like Signal and WhatsApp. According to campaign groups, disappearing messages are undemocratic and harm transparency and accountability – both of which are essential for public trust. The campaigners have prepared a judicial review…

Campaigners in the UK are calling for ministers to be prevented from sending disappearing messages on apps like Signal and WhatsApp. According to campaign groups, disappearing messages are undemocratic and harm transparency and accountability – both of which are essential for public trust.

The campaigners have prepared a judicial review following the introduction of a disappearing message feature on WhatsApp in November 2020. According to campaigners, huge numbers of ministers use the app and the feature permits them to set messages to be deleted automatically after seven days, at which time the app removes those important messages from both the sender’s and recipient’s devices.

According to UK activists and legal specialists, the British public is at risk because politicians and their special advisors could be using the feature to avoid accountability by removing the potential for messages to be reviewed and archived as they are meant to be.

Men in suit using a mobile phone

A matter of public interest

In 2011, the Information Commissioner’s Office ruled that government emails are protected by existing information laws, meaning that they are part of the public record and can be subjected to freedom of information requests.

That decision followed revelations that Michael Gove and his special advisors, which at the time included Dominic Cummings, had been conducting government business via private email accounts to conceal their conversations.

Now, legal campaigners fear that the use of WhatsApp by a growing number of ministers – for the purposes of engaging in official business – is resulting in heightened levels of secrecy and growing difficulty in enforcing freedom of information laws. Campaigners argue that this is resulting in an inability to properly track the government decision-making process.

Richard Ovenden, president of the Digital Preservation Commission and Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford says that the use of disappearing messages also has the potential to negatively affect future historical records by leaving ministerial messages “unable to be scrutinised by the public who they are employed to serve.”

In their legal challenge, campaigners and historical archivists will highlight that legislation in place since 1958 does not distinguish between messaging formats. As a result, all communication of government business is of equal importance and cannot be destroyed either manually or automatically.

Cori Crider, director of the legal campaign group Foxglove commented:

“It’s not appropriate to conduct government business on disappearing-message platforms.

“The basic point is that privacy is for the citizen and transparency is for the government. This government is amassing more and more data on all of us and we have less and less information on them. That has the democratic bargain exactly backwards.”

Crider will lead the legal challenge against the government on behalf of the Citizens – a collective of professionals and academics which includes journalists, technologists, academics, filmmakers, creatives, and lawyers. A Citizens spokesperson said:

“Government business is being conducted under a cloak of secrecy enabled by the tech platforms. We desperately need to challenge what we believe is a clear breach of the law on behalf of both Britain’s investigative journalists and its future historians.”

That the British government is pushing for backdoors into encrypted messengers while also simultaneously exploiting those tools to conceal official business from the public record reveals just how out of touch the government is with fundamental democratic principles.

It is vital that the government protects the public’s right to privacy while ensuring that public servants are held to the highest levels of accountability, and we encourage anybody who supports this legal action to donate to the forthcoming crowdfunding campaign.

Should you use a VPN for streaming Twitch?

Twitch is the place to be, whether you want to be a star streamer or a part of the audience! Personally, I love tuning in to the Esports tournaments and high-stakes competitions, but you’ll also find casual runs of classic titles, sneak peeks of new releases, lore-based playthroughs, speed runs,…

Twitch is the place to be, whether you want to be a star streamer or a part of the audience! Personally, I love tuning in to the Esports tournaments and high-stakes competitions, but you’ll also find casual runs of classic titles, sneak peeks of new releases, lore-based playthroughs, speed runs, live art and so much more. Considering that Twitch racks up an average of 2,900,000 views per week, it’s no surprise that Amazon snapped up the site for $1 billion in 2014.


Part of Twitch’s charm is that it allows regular people to make a living doing what they love – playing video games. It’s the kind of thing you’d dream about as a kid! However, when there’s money on the line, things can get serious. There are plenty of conversations happening right now about how to stream safely and get the best results – and VPNs factor into these discussions pretty regularly.

The big question is whether you need a VPN if you’re a Twitch streamer or viewer. I’ve taken a look at both sides of the argument, but the answer will ultimately depend on your own circumstances and setup. So, let’s get stuck in!

The advantages of using a VPN for Twitch

I’ll start with the good stuff. A VPN has all sorts of tools and benefits that can enhance your day-to-day browsing outside of Twitch (like when you’re scrolling through Twitter or binging Netflix), but there are also some streaming-specific advantages to be found. I’ve gathered up the most impressive ones below!

1. No more IP Leaks

Let’s say that your IP address has leaked and become publicly visible – that’s an IP leak, and they’re a big issue because your IP address contains a lot of pertinent information about your online activity. Your location and ISP are linked to your IP address, for example, and you obviously wouldn’t want this info out there and available to whoever happens to look.

Hackers just love IP leaks. They can exploit your device if they detect an IP leak and poke around in your data, and even run off with your identity. IP leaks can be a targeted attack, too. Some people are just… bitter, either because they’ve lost a match on stream, don’t have the same size audience, or dislike the streamer in question (especially if you’re a girl and you’re, God forbid, winning!) – whatever the reason, they can try to leak their IP address to cause havoc, and the risk intensifies if the streamer is playing a game with a peer-to-peer connection.

So how does a VPN help? Well, it’ll conceal your original IP address – as in the one that has all that information about your location and ISP. VPNs do this by routing your connection through an encrypted tunnel to a secure server, and protocols keep your data out of the reach of snoopers and malicious actors. Once you’re connected to a VPN server, you’ll be assigned a new and temporary IP address that’s linked to the server and owned by the VPN. So, a hacker wouldn’t be able to trace it back to you even if they tried!

I’d also recommend looking out for a VPN that offers IPv6 and DNS leak protection. Alternatively, if you’re worried that your VPN might be leaking your IP address, we’ve got a great little leak testing tool you can check out by clicking here.

Check out CyberGhost

💻 CyberGhost has a ton of servers dotted across the globe – more than 6,600 to be precise, and in 90 countries! A lot of them are bare-metal which is great for security, and as an added bonus, only the CyberGhost team has access to them. If you’re in the mood for streaming, torrenting, or want extra privacy, CyberGhost also has dedicated picks you can choose from.

🔒 And the service ticks all the boxes when it comes to security. CyberGhost opts for an AES-256 cipher, a RSA-4096 handshake, and the OpenVPN protocol, though IKEv2 and WireGuard are decent substitutes. All in all, it’s an impressive setup that’ll keep your IP address and all of your activity secure, whether you’re hopping through streams or broadcasting all night long.

🕴Because CyberGhost makes its home in Romania, it’s not obliged to keep tabs on its customers and can live up to its no-logs policy. Customers (aka “Ghosties”, which I think is adorable – they should make plushies) gain all sorts of extra protection with a subscription, too. There’s DNS, IP, and WebRTC leak protection, and an automatic kill switch that keeps your original IP address secure in the event that the VPN connection drops.

💵 I’ve always been impressed by the 45-day money-back guarantee offered by the service, which is more than enough time to get a feel for what CyberGhost can add to your setup. If you’re after a more whistle-stop tour, then there’s a free 24-hour trial, too! Help is available around the clock, all-week long, and in English, German, French, and Romanian – c’est bon!

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2. Preventing DDoS attacks

A Distributed Denial of Service attack – aka a DDoS attack – occurs when an IP address is flooded with traffic and totally overwhelmed. Hackers launch DDoS attacks using botnets, typically, seeing as they require a hell of a lot of traffic, and you might’ve heard them being referred to as “swarming” attacks, too.

DDoS attacks are another big problem in streaming spheres. According to Netscout, more than 10 million DDoS attacks took place in 2020 – that’s a record for the most attacks in a single year! As you can imagine, gamers get hit hard by DDoS attacks because we’re all connected in some way or another, either playing together online or tuning in to streams, and those Bitter Betty’s out there can even direct DDoS attacks at individual streamers to prevent them from doing their job or to get the edge in a competition.

You might think that DDoS attacks are caused by super smart, super covert hackers in bunkers, but the truth is that anyone could feasibly launch a DDoS attack if they had the right tools and resources. All they need is an IP address to target… and as I mentioned earlier, a VPN actually cloaks and conceals your IP address! Handy, right?

Connecting to a VPN extinguishes the threat of DDoS attacks, because a hacker targeting you wouldn’t be able to see your original IP – instead, they’d see the IP belonging to the VPN server. The server would bear the brunt of the attack if it occurred, of course, but a lot of providers are well prepared for this eventuality.

Check out NordVPN

💻  NordVPN is a household name in this day and age – and for good reason! There’s more than 5,400 servers in 59 countries to take your pick of, which is great for location spoofing.

🔒 But where NordVPN really shines is in its security package. You’ll be able to deter DDoS attacks with a super secure AES-256 cipher, a RSA-2048 handshake, and OpenVPN encryption. If you fancy, you can switch to the IKEv2 protocol, but OpenVPN is the gold-standard when it comes to staying secure on Twitch… and anywhere else!

🕴 NordVPN is fully committed to its no-logs policy and has even brought in an independent party to audit it – which is just what you’d expect from such a premium provider. Your timestamps and IP addresses won’t be stored, and NordVPN also offers IPv6 and WebRTC protection, as well as obfuscated servers for folks living with oppressive internet restrictions.

💵 As per the industry standard, NordVPN lets customers take the service for a spin with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Help is at hand 24/7, and you can reach out to support staff by email or live chat, or directly through the Nord Help Center.

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3. Beat geo-restrictions

You can’t get all the games in all the countries – a fact you’ll be aware of if you have friends overseas who have access to a larger selection than you! Unfortunately, the same restrictions can apply to streaming sites.

Twitch is massively popular, and allows gamers to stream all sorts of titles – even the controversial ones. Certain governments out there do not like this. So far, China and Russia are the only two countries to ban Twitch, but in doing so they’ve still made the site totally inaccessible for millions of people!

Some of Twitch’s own content is subject to geo-restrictions, though they’re of the licensing kind rather than the oppressive kind. For instance, Twitch Prime is available around the world… aside from China and Russia, and certain other territories where it’s been embargoed. Folks in these locations miss out on all the extra goodies that come with a Twitch Prime account, and through no fault of their own!

And, of course, if you’re trying to access Twitch at work or at school, you’re going to have a hard time. Network administrators love to clamp down on, and ban access to, these “time-wasting” sites to keep you focused on your exam prep or to save a bit of bandwidth.

A VPN can handle these issues neatly enough, and it’s all thanks to location spoofing! It’s a bit of a weird term, but all it means is that when you connect to a VPN server abroad, the sites and services you visit will think that you’re physically located there, too! If Twitch Prime isn’t available in your country, all you’ll need to do is connect to a server in the UK or USA and sign yourself up. The network admins at work or school will be foiled by a VPN, too. Because a VPN encrypts your traffic and makes it unreadable, you’ll be able to bypass restrictions without them ever knowing.

Check out Private Internet Access

💻 If you want to beat geo-restrictions, then Private Internet Access (PIA) has you covered with a whopping 29,000 servers in 77 countries. That’s an absolutely insane amount of servers, and the service continues to expand its empire after a recent boom!

🔒 PIA keeps things on trend with an AES-256 cipher, RSA-4096 handshake and a generous selection of protocols. Again, I have to suggest that you stick with OpenVPN if you’re going to be server-hopping! I’m also happy to report that PIA has finally given PPTP the boot! You won’t find this outdated, unsecure protocol in any of the PIA clients from here on out – which is a win for the security conscious everywhere!

🕴 Although you won’t have to worry about logs with PIA, its US headquarter can raise some eyebrows – any gag orders served to the company by the government would have to be followed to the letter, after all. But that no-logs policy does mean that there’d be no data to hand over to the government in the first place! It’s not ideal, but it does go a long way to ensuring users that their privacy is valued. PIA sweetens the pot with IPv6 and WebRTC leak protection, and obfuscated servers for folks in Russia or China who want to stream like anyone else.

💵  PIA has subscription prices that are ideal for anyone on a budget, and you can try before you buy with a 30-day money-back guarantee. For all those burning questions, send them on over to the PIA support team, available 24/7 via live chat.

Try Private Internet Access

4. Outwit ISP throttling

Internet service providers are not big fans of anything you do online that’s data intensive – so think streaming Netflix or gaming online. And Twitch kind of combines these two things, right? If your ISP sniffs out that you’re streaming (or even just part of the audience) they might throttle your bandwidth.

In a nutshell, bandwidth throttling happens when your ISP gives Twitch a slower connection to save themselves some bandwidth. The other sites you visit will be fine and unthrottled, but because Twitch can be data-hungry (and because streams can go on for hours and hours), it’s a prime target. Unfortunately, throttling can result in slow and sluggish streams for everyone involved.

But a VPN prevents all of this by masking your internet activity. Your ISP won’t be able to keep tabs on which sites and services you’re frequenting, thanks to the VPN’s encryption, and they won’t be able to tell if you’re streaming – so no throttling happens! You’ll be able to broadcast all day if you want, hop from stream to stream, or just enjoy uninterrupted high-def viewing even at peak times of the day.

Check out: Surfshark

💻 Surfshark is one of the newer VPN providers on the block but it’s already made one hell of a… splash! More seriously, there’s over 3,200 servers to pick from in 65 countries, meaning you should never struggle to find a location to hop to to unblock content. These servers all run on RAM and are completely diskless – great news for the security-conscious!

🔒 And speaking of security, Surfshark doesn’t deviate from the pack, with an AES-256 cipher and spread of secure protocols to pick from. There’s IKEv2 and Shadowsocks, and the ever-trusty OpenVPN.

🕴 Surfshark has had its no-logs claim independently audited by a third-party to prove that it isn’t interested in storing your logs, IP addresses, or session details! And a base in the British Virgin Islands means the service is not under any mandate to log data in the first place. Surfshark also offers IPv6 and WebRTC leak protection, and obfuscated servers are available to customers looking to escape from underneath strict government censorship.

💵 As usual, Surfshark has a 30-day money-back guarantee where you can check out all its features and see how well it plays with your setup. Help is at hand whenever you need it, whatever the day, and you can call on an expert via live chat or directly from the Surfshark site.

Try Surfshark

How will a VPN impact performance?

Rule number one of streaming – whether you’re watching or broadcasting – is that a fast internet connection is a must. If not, you’ll end up with a stream so pixelated that it could double as an eye test. Streamers want as little latency as possible and consistent speeds… and surely a VPN only makes things worse?

Well, the truth is that you’re always going to experience a little loss of speed when connected to a VPN server. It’s inevitable, because the VPN is doing so much work to encrypt your data and route it all through the server. Any reduction in speed can have a knock-on effect, of course, and could cause lag and pixelation. The exact extent of the “damage” is going to depend on how quick your internet connection was in the first place. After all, the loss of speed caused by a VPN shouldn’t even be that noticeable.

I appreciate that even the slightest increase in latency can have huge gameplay consequences, though! This is especially true for anyone playing a fighting game where every millisecond counts, or doing team matches where you all have to respond quickly to one another and the enemy crew. There’s nothing worse than clicking an action and expecting it to fire off… only to see it activate a second later, and a second too late.

In rare cases, some users might find that connecting to a VPN actually improves their latency. This all boils down to geography. If the VPN server you connect to is closer to the game servers than your real-life location, you could reduce your ping! For example, if you’re a UK gamer playing on US servers, you might be familiar with battling latency on the daily until you join a VPN server in New York or LA.

Check out ExpressVPN

💻  Let’s talk servers! ExpressVPN is known across the industry for its blistering speeds, as well as a selection of servers in 94 countries that make geo-hopping a breeze. What’s more, all ExpressVPN servers are RAM-only and don’t ever write to the hard drive, minimizing the risk of data leaks.

🔒  In terms of security, ExpressVPN has set the bar over the last few years with incredibly strong AES-256 encryption, a RSA-384 handshake, and a number of customizable protocols, including OpenVPN and IKEv2. If you’d rather use a less resource-intensive alternative, check out Lightway, the service’s proprietary protocol!

🕴 You’ll be hard pressed to find a provider that values your privacy more than ExpressVPN. The service’s no-logs claim has been audited by an independent third party and its base on the British Virgin Islands takes it out of invasive jurisdictions and away from data retention laws. ExpressVPN also packs an automatic kill switch (known as Network Lock), and dedicated obfuscation servers that come in handy for folks in China. What’s more, ExpressVPN has you covered with IPv6 and WebRTC leak protection.

💵  Put ExpressVPN to the test with your gaming setup with a 30-day money-back guarantee and check out its customer service if you get stuck. They’re around 24/7, and you can badger them via email or live chat.

Try ExpressVPN

Conclusion

VPNs give us a glimpse of the web as it was meant to be enjoyed – secure, and without restrictions. So, if you’re wondering whether you need a VPN for streaming, they can certainly unlock all sorts of content and bonuses that you might not have had access to previously!

Of course, you’ll need to decide for yourself whether the impact in your performance is negligible. A little loss of speed is unavoidable, as I said earlier, but it shouldn’t be a game changer. I’ve recommended a bunch of VPNs in this guide that are seriously quick and can more than handle high-definition streams!

Twitch makes it possible to make money by playing games… but it’s not always like living the dream. Hackers, sore losers, trolls (especially those outraged by female streamers with the audacity to enjoy themselves); they can all target you and your IP address if you don’t have a VPN working to conceal it.

So, whether you decide to invest in a VPN or not, just remember to keep your Twitch account secure, share the love and not the hate, and stay hydrated!

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"Hacked faster than we can count": Microsoft Exchange server facing barrage of security threats

A security expert has revealed that Microsoft’s exchange servers are being “hacked faster than we can count”. The threats continue to persist, in spite of patches, months after first being identified by the company’s security personnel.  [[post-object type=”divider” /]] What is the threat? The Microsoft Exchange server has been on…

A security expert has revealed that Microsoft’s exchange servers are being “hacked faster than we can count”.

The threats continue to persist, in spite of patches, months after first being identified by the company’s security personnel. 

What is the threat?

The Microsoft Exchange server has been on the receiving end of countless cyber attacks over the last few months, the majority of which have been targeting zero-day vulnerabilities. The company stated that they had discovered four zero-day exploits in January of this year, and rushed out emergency patches in early March. Amongst the most dangerous system vulnerabilities you can have, zero-day exploits occur before the network owner even knows the vulnerability being exploited exists.

Microsoft determined with “high confidence” in early March that the Chinese state-sponsored group Hafnium are responsible were responsible for the most recent attacks. However, at least 10 other Advanced Persistent Threats have been discovered targeting their systems since the beginning of the month.

Each time, there is of course the fear that attackers may try to steal sensitive information, but also that they may be trying to discover new system exploits and entry points to pave the way to further attacks.

The most recent reports detail how exploits such as the ProxyLogon vulnerability are being targeted by a group called BlackKingdom, who are leveraging the fragilities to deploy ransomware. Victims are reportedly being asked to pay $10,000 in Bitcoin to ensure their servers are unencrypted.

Large companies yet to apply the security patches released by Microsoft are thought to be the target of most of these attacks. According to security experts F-secure, just half of the exchange servers visible on the internet have applied the patches, so many are still ripe for exploitation. 

What have the experts said?

The concern in the security community seems widespread. Several researchers recently released more information about the sheer volume of threats present:

Tens of thousands of servers have been hacked around the world. They’re being hacked faster than we can count. Globally, this is a disaster in the making

Antti Laatikainen

Whilst discussing the most recent attacks, security researcher Marcus Hutchins of MalwareTechBlog said that “someone just ran this script on all vulnerable Exchange servers via ProxyLogon vulnerability. It claims to be BlackKingdom ‘Ransomware’, but it doesn’t appear to encrypt files, just drops a ransom note to every directory”.

“According to my honeypot backlog, the same attacker ran the following script a few days prior, but it failed”, he added. 

What has Microsoft done to fix the problem?

Microsoft is reminding all users to make sure they have installed the most recent updates designed to patch the most severe security issues affecting Microsoft’s servers and systems. 

Microsoft has also taken some proactive steps to mitigate the chance of attacks. One recent change is a one-click mitigation tool, created as a security stop-gap to reduce damage to customers whilst they gradually install the patches. The company has also created an automatic mitigation tool that now lives inside its Defender Antivirus program: 

The Exchange security update is still the most comprehensive way to protect your servers from these attacks and others fixed in earlier releases. This interim mitigation is designed to help protect customers while they take the time to implement the latest Exchange Cumulative Update for their version of Exchange.

Microsoft

As aforementioned, these mitigation tools are mitigation tools at best – they reduce or minimize existing threats, and aren’t a surefire way of ridding the system of persistent threats. This is why Microsoft is investing so much time in urging users to download their updates with the relevant patches. 

Companies that use Microsoft exchange servers are being advised by some security experts to restrict open internet access to their networks.

“They should also consider making their Exchange server accessible only to their users and not to the whole internet – via the use of a VPN, for example” said Matthieu Faou, malware researcher at ESET.

He continued, “Microsoft Exchange is a very complex application. As such, it is possible that other flaws will be discovered in the next years, and protecting it behind a VPN allows time to patch the application before it’s actually exploited”.

10 Best VPNs for Hulu That Work in 2021

By using a virtual private network, you can access content from Hulu US and Japan from anywhere in the world. However, not all services are able to unblock the streaming site. Hulu is one of the best streaming services around offering subscribers access to live sports, the best US and…

By using a virtual private network, you can access content from Hulu US and Japan from anywhere in the world. However, not all services are able to unblock the streaming site.

Hulu is one of the best streaming services around offering subscribers access to live sports, the best US and Japanese shows and great movies and you can unblock it anywhere with a VPN. However, out of the hundreds of VPN services on the market, the majority of them simply won’t work with Hulu. In fact, very few VPNs are able to unblock the streaming service, because Hulu is so good at identifying and blocking proxy IP addresses. If you have encountered the message below when trying to stream Hulu outside the US with a VPN or proxy service, then this is the reason why.

“Error playing this video. You appear to be using an anonymous proxy tool”

Our experts have reviewed hundreds of VPN services and one thing we always test for is whether or not they unblock popular streaming platforms including Hulu. During these tests we found that these are the 5 best VPNs for Hulu:


  1. ExpressVPN

    – The best VPN for Hulu. Its excellent speeds and proven track record for unblocking all major streaming services make it ideal for Hulu.

  2. NordVPN

    – Unblocks Hulu, no-logs, packed with features, fast speeds & servers everywhere – what more could you want from a Hulu VPN?

  3. CyberGhost VPN

    – An excellent VPN for unblocking Hulu on iOS & Android, as well as Mac & Windows. The app is super easy to set up & use.

  4. ProtonVPN

    – A great VPN if you want privacy and access to Hulu. It has a zero-logs policy, excellent speeds and unblocks Hulu all in one app.

  5. PrivateVPN

    – The cheapest VPN for Hulu on our list. Don’t be fooled by the price, this VPN can unblock pretty much anything, including Hulu.

We recommend 5 other services below if you would like to more options.

How we test VPNs for Hulu

Before a VPN service makes it on this list, it has to pass our strict tests. Below is the exact criteria we used to search for our recommended VPNs for Hulu:

  • Can it reliably unblock both Hulu Japan and Hulu US?
  • Does it offer fast connections for streaming in HD and 4K?
  • Does it provider users with outstanding customer support – including a 24/7 live chat and email support?
  • Does it offer affordable rates and value for money?
  • Can it unblock other streaming services like iPlayer and Netflix?

The Best VPNs for streaming Hulu in 2021

Below you can take an in-depth look at top 10 VPNs for hulu, to ensure you pick the service you prefer for streaming Hulu from anywhere:

ExpressVPN is our #1 choice for the best VPN for hulu. It’s fast, secure and it unblocks Hulu reliably – a real no-brainer to avoid frustration.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $6.67 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 52.48 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime

ExpressVPN is a service where you truly get what you pay for. While granted, it is slightly more expensive than some other services, it is also a cut above the rest. So if you want a service that runs on cutting-edge VPN software for all platforms, it is worth investing in this service. ExpressVPN has servers in 94 countries, and it is consistently rated as one of the fastest VPNs in the world.

On top of that, ExpressVPN can help you unblock streaming services from all around the world, including Hulu and Netflix – reliably and without any issues. With ExpressVPN your privacy is assured because this VPN has a zero-logs policy and strong military-grade OpenVPN encryption. A kill-switch, DNS leak protection, and obfuscated servers also help make this an excellent choice for newbies and VPN tech-heads alike.

There is literally nothing that this VPN is not good at. And it even lets subscribers enjoy the VPN on 5 simultaneous devices! If you want a mind-blowing and reliable VPN experience, we recommend testing this VPN with its 30-day money-back guarantee.

NordVPN is a well-known Hulu VPN. It has been a giant of the VPN world for a solid few years now and, using this service, you can understand why. This one is not to be missed out on.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $3.71 –
    $11.95

  • Speeds

    • 52.03 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

NordVPN is a service based in Panama that is an excellent service for unblocking popular geo-restricted content like Hulu, Netflix US, Prime Video, HBO Go, BBC iPlayer, etc. It is a no-logs VPN provider that is well-known for providing high-levels of privacy and advanced features such as VPN into Tor, double-hop encryption, and obfuscation. And it has super-fast server sin 59 countries, which makes it ideal for streaming in HD without any annoying buffering.

Plus, this VPN permits torrenting and has a kill-switch, which means you can also trust it for downloading. With NordVPN, users can run the software on up to 6 devices simultaneously, and the VPN is ideal for providing privacy both at home and on public Wi-Fi. You can test it risk-free thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee. Outstanding value for money.

CyberGhost is the perfect choice if you want value. It has plenty of US servers, great speeds for streaming & a slick app – great to unblock Hulu on all devices

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.25 –
    $12.99

  • Speeds

    • 22.03 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

If you want a cheap VPN to watch Hulu abroad, CyberGhost VPN is a superb option. This provider has servers where you need them, and they all provide fantastic speeds for streaming on Hulu. CyberGhost also has apps for all platforms, and it lets its subscribers use the service on up to 10 devices simultaneously. This really makes CyberGhost the perfect option for anybody that has a lot of devices – or for families.

CyberGhost may not have as many VPN features as some of the other fully-featured providers on our list, but if you want to unblock a lot of streams and protect your privacy without many overly techy features; this VPN is ideal for beginners.

We love that CyberGhost provides a 45-day money-back guarantee, which means you can unblock Hulu on vacation for free if you want.

ProtonVPN is a privacy lover’s VPN that also works with Hulu, provided you have the pro plan. If you do you get access to hulu and the speeds to stream it in HD.

  • Free option

    Yes

    Pricing

    From 

    $3.29 –
    $5.00

  • Speeds

    • 54.91 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

ProtonVPN is a no-logs VPN service from the nice people who re-invented privacy-focused email with their famous ProtonMail service. ProtonVPN is also known for its excellent free tier, which is good enough that you may not even feel the need to upgrade to a Pro plan.

Although it has a free server located in the US, ProtonVPN only guarantees that Pro users will be able to access Hulu – which seems fair enough to us! 

ProtonVPN allows up to 10 connections at once (plan-dependant), offers VPN through Tor, robust kill switches in all its (open source) apps, and effective IP leak protection.

PrivateVPN is the cheapest option on our list. Thanks to its combination of features, it has built a reputation as the master of unblocking streaming services and this includes Hulu.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $1.89 –
    $7.12

  • Speeds

    • 27.89 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

PrivateVPN is a Swedish VPN service that is constantly praised by its loyal subscriber base. The service is dedicated to providing access to a multitude of streaming services, and it is successful thanks to its dedicated dynamic IPs. While PrivateVPN is extremely budget-friendly, it performs just as well as many vastly more expensive services on the market.

The software is available for all platforms and it can be used on up to six devices at the same time. True to its name, Private VPN has a zero-logs policy, and it implements strong OpenVPN encryption that guarantees you will never leak data about what you are doing online to your ISP or the websites you visit. With PrivateVPN, you can get to unblocking Hulu, Netflix US, or any other streaming service quickly.

And the VPN always provides exceptional customer service and reliability. Servers are located in 60 countries, and this VPN is perfect for both desktops as well as mobile devices. It’s worth testing risk-free using its money-back guarantee.

VyprVPN is a great all round choice for Hulu. With this service you get a dedicated server network and access to Chameleon technology – perfect for unblocking.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.50 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 22.91 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

Once based in the US, this professional VPN service (together with its parent company, Golden Frog) has moved to Switzerland, and gone 100% fully-audited, no-logs. It’s also notable for owning its own server network, meaning that no trust is required in third-party server providers. 

VyprVPN runs servers from eight locations around the United States, all of which are effective at unblocking Hulu. And if you want to access Hulu from somewhere like China, then you’ll appreciate its Chameleon stealth technology, which is good at defeating VPN censorship.

Surfshark is the Hulu VPN for you if you want a lot of bang for your buck. Not only does it work with Hulu, but also iPlayer, HBO Go & Netflix US – impressive considering the price.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.49 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 41.75 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

Surfshark is an impressive VPN that has only been around a few years. However, in that time it has quickly risen to be a consumer favorite provider.

Not only is Surfshark fast, but it manages to unblock a massive assortment of streaming services that many other services struggle with; this includes Netflix US and Canada, Hulu, HBO Go, Prime, Crunchyroll, BBC iPlayer, and much more. Where privacy is concerned, Surfshark is solid thanks to its no-logs policy and OpenVPN encryption. And this VPN comes with a kill-switch and obfuscation, which means it is suitable for torrenting and other sensitive tasks. We love that this VPN lets subscribers use the software on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously. And we are always impressed by this provider’s friendly and knowledgeable 24/7 live chat support.

It’s a highly recommended VPN that you can test yourself using its 30-day money-back guarantee. 

IPVanish is a great VPN pick for Hulu, but where it really shines is its privacy. Expect a strict no-logs policy and more features than you can shake a stick at with this VPN.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.62 –
    $9.99

  • Speeds

    • 28.89 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

IPVanish is a provider based in the USA, a country that has admittedly got a pretty bad record for surveillance. However, you can trust this VPN completely thanks to its watertight no-logs policy, which means that even if it is served a warrant by the authorities it will never have any records to hand over. With IPVanish you get servers in over 74 countries, and its US-based servers are known to work reliably with services like Netflix and Hulu.

We enjoy using this VPN across all platforms, and users can use the software on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously with just one subscription. Admittedly, there are cheaper VPNs on the market. However, if you want a reliable service that provides strong privacy features such as a kill-switch and obfuscation, this is a service well worth testing.

You can do so, thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.

SaferVPN is the prefect hulu VPN companion if you want to stream across different devices. You can SaferVPN on all major platforms and it works seamlessly on them all with Hulu.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.50 –
    $12.95

  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

SaferVPN is a provider based in Israel that is widely considered to be a fantastic all-rounder. The VPN implements a no-usage-logs policy and only keeps some minimal connection logs to keep the service running smoothly.

The apps are available for all platforms, and the apps provide strong OpenVPN encryption to ensure that your web habits are always kept private. Plus, this VPN has a kill-switch on the Windows client, which makes it suitable for torrenting on your PC. When it comes to unblocking content, this service can help you stream Hulu without issues, and it unblocks other popular streaming services from around the globe.

An affordable VPN provider whose only downside is that it isn’t quite as fast as some of the other services in this guide. However, you can test it yourself thanks to its money-back guarantee. 

StrongVPN is one of the faster VPNs for hulu on this list. With this service you’ll have no trouble unblocking Hulu and streaming content in HD.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $5.83 –
    $10.00

  • Speeds

    • 38.08 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

StrongVPN is a provider based in the USA that really does live up to its name. This VPN consistently appears in the top 5 fastest VPNs in the world, using real-time tests of three of its most important international servers.

This makes it a superb option for anybody who wants to unblock Hulu. And Strong VPN is known to provide access to Netflix US as well. However, it is worth noting that this VPN does not unblock the UK’s iPlayer. Where privacy is concerned, this service has a watertight no-logs policy – which means you can trust it not to have any data about what you do online. Plus, it has apps for all platforms that implement strong OpenVPN encryption. Sadly, a kill-switch is only available on Windows – which means that if you need to torrent or unblock censored political content or social media sites on another platform, you may want to shop elsewhere. However, if you are a Windows user, this VPN is a fantastic option.

You can test it for yourself using its 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Which is the fastest VPN for Hulu?

To stream Hulu, you need a VPN with servers in the USA that aren’t blocked. You also need a VPN that has fast enough servers for streaming in HD without buffering.

To make sure our recommendations are suitable, we have only included fast VPNs in this guide. These VPNs have Tier-1 networks, which provide optimum speeds for your traffic.

We know that you can trust these VPNs because we run daily speed tests. The results of our server-based VPN speed tests are displayed in the table below, so that you can see what the fastest VPNs for Hulu are:

Will a VPN improve my streaming speeds?

For a VPN to work, it must encrypt your data and route it to the VPN server. This is how the VPN provides privacy and how it allows you to pretend to be in America to stream Hulu. 

Doing these tasks incurs some loss of speed, which means your VPN will slow down your internet slightly. You may be wondering why we call these VPNs fast if they still slow down your internet.

The fact is that for a VPN to provide location spoofing services, it has to route your traffic further. There is no other way. The best VPNs do this while only impacting the speed of your internet a tiny, imperceptible amount.

Slow VPNs on the other hand may slow down your internet as much as 90% – which makes streaming content on Hulu impossible because of the constant interruptions. 

Can it help in some circumstances?

Yes. ISPs sometimes engage in bandwidth throttling. ISPs do this to prevent network congestion, and if they notice you are streaming on Hulu, it is possible that they will restrict your speeds; particularly during peak times. In these circumstances, a VPN can help to speed up your internet!

The encryption provided by a VPN conceals your traffic from your ISP, and prevents it from knowing which online websites and services you use. This stops it from being able to throttle you when you do data-intensive tasks like HD streaming, gaming, or torrenting. 

Your ISP can’t legally throttle everything, which is how a VPN can help. If your ISP can’t tell what you’re doing online, it can’t tell if it should be throttling you and you will get the fastest possible speeds. 

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How did we pick these Hulu VPNs?

There are hundreds of commercial VPN services on the market, and it’s important to understand that 99% of those do not unblock Hulu. To avoid disappointment (and avoid wasting your time as well as your cash) you need a VPN for Hulu that actually works.

Below we list the exact criteria we used to search for our recommended VPNs for Hulu:

Do I need a VPN for Hulu?

If you want to get a Hulu subscription from outside of the US or Japan, you are going to need a VPN. Hulu is only currently available in those two countries, and it has no plans to expand into Europe or elsewhere. This is a shame because Hulu is an excellent streaming platform that many international consumers are interested in. Luckily, with a VPN you can pretend to be in America to get a Hulu subscription from anywhere in the world. 

What if I’m just on vacation?

Hulu uses geo-restrictions to prevent customers from streaming its content outside of America. This can be pretty frustrating, as you’ll need a VPN to stream Hulu from your hotel if you leave the US and travel overseas. Even if you’re a US citizen with a valid US Hulu account, the account will still lock up when you leave the country!

You can pretend to be back in the US with a Hulu VPN, however, and stream your favorite shows as you usually would even when traveling or on vacation.

How to watch Hulu with a VPN

Using a VPN to unblock Hulu is easy, particularly if you already have an account. Below we explain how to regain access to your account – or purchase a subscription if you haven’t got one yet. 

  1. Choose a recommended VPN for Hulu from this list.
  2. Click on the link provided, sign up for the VPN service, and install the software.
  3. Once installed, open the VPN app and select a server in either Japan or the USA.
  4. Open the Hulu app or navigate to the Hulu website to stream.
  5. If you need to sign up and pay for Hulu from overseas, follow the steps below!

What if I don’t have a subscription?

If you don’t already have a subscription, there are some extra steps in order to get one. But a VPN makes all of this possible. To help, we walk you through the entire process step-by-step in our guide to unblocking Hulu abroad

How do I pay for Hulu from overseas?

With a VPN, you can easily pretend to be in the US to sign up for a Hulu account. However, you still need to pay using a valid local payment method.

One option is to buy a Hulu voucher online. These are a code that will be delivered to your email address. Another excellent method is to use the virtual card provider US Unlocked. US Unlocked has the ability to “unlock” US-only shopping options to people living outside the US.

A US Unlocked virtual prepaid card comes with a valid US billing address. This will let you sign up and pay for Hulu (or any other US service that takes your fancy) from just about anywhere in the world!

Get US Unlocked

You can find out more about virtual cards by visiting our guide. US Unlocked is by far the best of those services because it will easily allow you to pay for Hulu. 

How does a VPN work?

A VPN is designed to provide you with online privacy. It works by encrypting your data and sending it to a VPN server. This ensures that local network administrators, Internet Service Providers, and government authorities are unable to track your data as it passes over the internet. 

A byproduct of this system is that your actual location is concealed from the online websites and services you use. Thus, by connecting to a VPN server in the USA, Hulu believes that you are actually in the location of the VPN server. For more information, check out our unblocking Hulu guide.

If you’re new to VPNs, we recommend taking the time to familiarize yourself using our helpful guides:

Can I get a free VPN for Hulu?

No, there are no free VPNs that are capable of both unblocking and streaming Hulu. There are some free VPN services that we recommend available on the market, but these are often limited stripped back versions of premium VPNs designed to give users a taste in the hope they will upgrade. In reality, free VPNs can offer fast enough speeds for streaming, or server location for unblocking content like Hulu. 

If you’re truly adamant about going with a free service, we’d recommend sticking to the providers featured in our best free VPNs list – they’re reliable, trustworthy, and won’t nab your data. You can also try one of the methods outlined below.

Take advantage of free trials

It is possible to get a limited time trial of a permium VPN that does work with Hulu. All you need to do is sign up for their free trial and then you can have full access to a VPN for a limited amount of time.

Want to know more? Check out our free VPN for Hulu hack for more information.

Cheap VPNs for Hulu

VPNs don’t need to cost the world, and it is possible to find a cheap VPN for Hulu, provided you know what you’re looking for. A number of the VPNs we feature above can be less than $3 a month, and they often become cheaper the longer that you sign up for.

If you would like to learn more, check out our best cheap VPNs list.

Does Hulu block VPNs?

Yes, Hulu will block an IP address if it discovers that it belongs to a VPN provider. Hulu doesn’t want its customers using a VPN to access its content outside of the US – the service spends an awful lot of time, money, and effort to block VPN IP addresses. If you suspect your VPN is being blocked, read on for some tips and tricks to get it working again.

My VPN isn’t unblocking Hulu – what should I do?

Hulu knows that people all over the world attempt to access its service using a VPN. Because of the licensing agreements, it has with copyright holders, it must make every effort to prevent this. As a result, Hulu actively blocks IP addresses known to belong to VPNs. 

These concerted efforts mean that very few VPNs are able to unblock Hulu. This is why it’s so important to avoid disappointment and pick a service that can access the site. As it happens, all of the VPNs in this guide have proven that they can stay one step ahead of Hulu. They’re able to evade blocks and restrictions to provide you with unfettered access to the site and all its content!

However, if you find that you cannot access Hulu with a VPN that is supposed to work, you can follow the fixes below to get the VPN up and running. 

Try a different server

It may be the case that Hulu has banned the particular VPN IP address that you’re using. By connecting to a new server, you get a new IP address and, provided it hasn’t been banned, you can continue accessing Hulu.

Contact your provider

If you are struggling to find a server to work with Hulu, try contacting your provider. We realize that this may sound like a cop-out, but all the providers on our list have excellent customer service via their website live-chat. Their representatives can quickly point you to a server that does work with Hulu to save you from having to find one through trial and error.

If none of these fixes work, don’t despair. We cover more tips and methods to get your Hulu VPN working again in our Hulu VPN ban: Troubleshooting guide

FAQs

Below you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions on Hulu and VPNs.

10 Best VPNs for Hulu That Work in 2021 – Unblock Hulu Anywhere

By using a virtual private network, you can access content from Hulu US and Japan from anywhere in the world. However, not all services are able to unblock Hulu. Hulu is one of the best streaming services around offering subscribers access to live sports, the best US and Japanese shows…

By using a virtual private network, you can access content from Hulu US and Japan from anywhere in the world. However, not all services are able to unblock Hulu.

Hulu is one of the best streaming services around offering subscribers access to live sports, the best US and Japanese shows and great movies and you can unblock it anywhere with a VPN. However, out of the hundreds of VPN services on the market, the majority of them simply won’t work with Hulu. In fact, very few VPNs are able to unblock the streaming service, because Hulu is so good at identifying and blocking proxy IP addresses. If you have encountered the message below when trying to stream Hulu outside the US with a VPN or proxy service, then this is the reason why.

“Error playing this video. You appear to be using an anonymous proxy tool”

Our experts have reviewed hundreds of VPN services and one thing we always test for is whether or not they unblock popular streaming platforms including Hulu. During these tests we found that these are the 5 best VPNs for Hulu:


  1. ExpressVPN

    – The best VPN for Hulu. Its excellent speeds and proven track record for unblocking all major streaming services make it ideal for Hulu.

  2. NordVPN

    – Unblocks Hulu, no-logs, packed with features, fast speeds & servers everywhere – what more could you want from a Hulu VPN?

  3. CyberGhost VPN

    – An excellent VPN for unblocking Hulu on iOS & Android, as well as Mac & Windows. The app is super easy to set up & use.

  4. ProtonVPN

    – A great VPN if you want privacy and access to Hulu. It has a zero-logs policy, excellent speeds and unblocks Hulu all in one app.

  5. PrivateVPN

    – The cheapest VPN for Hulu on our list. Don’t be fooled by the price, this VPN can unblock pretty much anything, including Hulu.

We recommend 5 other services below if you would like to more options.

How we test VPNs for Hulu

Before a VPN service makes it on this list, it has to pass our strict tests. Below is the exact criteria we used to search for our recommended VPNs for Hulu:

  • Can it reliably unblock both Hulu Japan and Hulu US?
  • Does it offer fast connections for streaming in HD and 4K?
  • Does it provider users with outstanding customer support – including a 24/7 live chat and email support?
  • Does it offer affordable rates and value for money?
  • Can it unblock other streaming services like iPlayer and Netflix?

The Best VPNs for streaming Hulu in 2021

Below you can take an in-depth look at top 10 VPNs for hulu, to ensure you pick the service you prefer for streaming Hulu from anywhere:

ExpressVPN is our #1 choice for the best VPN for hulu. It’s fast, secure and it unblocks Hulu reliably – a real no-brainer to avoid frustration.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $6.67 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 53.76 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime

ExpressVPN is a service where you truly get what you pay for. While granted, it is slightly more expensive than some other services, it is also a cut above the rest. So if you want a service that runs on cutting-edge VPN software for all platforms, it is worth investing in this service. ExpressVPN has servers in 94 countries, and it is consistently rated as one of the fastest VPNs in the world.

On top of that, ExpressVPN can help you unblock streaming services from all around the world, including Hulu and Netflix – reliably and without any issues. With ExpressVPN your privacy is assured because this VPN has a zero-logs policy and strong military-grade OpenVPN encryption. A kill-switch, DNS leak protection, and obfuscated servers also help make this an excellent choice for newbies and VPN tech-heads alike.

There is literally nothing that this VPN is not good at. And it even lets subscribers enjoy the VPN on 5 simultaneous devices! If you want a mind-blowing and reliable VPN experience, we recommend testing this VPN with its 30-day money-back guarantee.

NordVPN is a well-known Hulu VPN. It has been a giant of the VPN world for a solid few years now and, using this service, you can understand why. This one is not to be missed out on.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $3.71 –
    $11.95

  • Speeds

    • 50.99 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

NordVPN is a service based in Panama that is an excellent service for unblocking popular geo-restricted content like Hulu, Netflix US, Prime Video, HBO Go, BBC iPlayer, etc. It is a no-logs VPN provider that is well-known for providing high-levels of privacy and advanced features such as VPN into Tor, double-hop encryption, and obfuscation. And it has super-fast server sin 59 countries, which makes it ideal for streaming in HD without any annoying buffering.

Plus, this VPN permits torrenting and has a kill-switch, which means you can also trust it for downloading. With NordVPN, users can run the software on up to 6 devices simultaneously, and the VPN is ideal for providing privacy both at home and on public Wi-Fi. You can test it risk-free thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee. Outstanding value for money.

CyberGhost is the perfect choice if you want value. It has plenty of US servers, great speeds for streaming & a slick app – great to unblock Hulu on all devices

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.25 –
    $12.99

  • Speeds

    • 21.41 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

If you want a cheap VPN to watch Hulu abroad, CyberGhost VPN is a superb option. This provider has servers where you need them, and they all provide fantastic speeds for streaming on Hulu. CyberGhost also has apps for all platforms, and it lets its subscribers use the service on up to 10 devices simultaneously. This really makes CyberGhost the perfect option for anybody that has a lot of devices – or for families.

CyberGhost may not have as many VPN features as some of the other fully-featured providers on our list, but if you want to unblock a lot of streams and protect your privacy without many overly techy features; this VPN is ideal for beginners.

We love that CyberGhost provides a 45-day money-back guarantee, which means you can unblock Hulu on vacation for free if you want.

ProtonVPN is a privacy lover’s VPN that also works with Hulu, provided you have the pro plan. If you do you get access to hulu and the speeds to stream it in HD.

  • Free option

    Yes

    Pricing

    From 

    $3.29 –
    $5.00

  • Speeds

    • 51.64 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

ProtonVPN is a no-logs VPN service from the nice people who re-invented privacy-focused email with their famous ProtonMail service. ProtonVPN is also known for its excellent free tier, which is good enough that you may not even feel the need to upgrade to a Pro plan.

Although it has a free server located in the US, ProtonVPN only guarantees that Pro users will be able to access Hulu – which seems fair enough to us! 

ProtonVPN allows up to 10 connections at once (plan-dependant), offers VPN through Tor, robust kill switches in all its (open source) apps, and effective IP leak protection.

PrivateVPN is the cheapest option on our list. Thanks to its combination of features, it has built a reputation as the master of unblocking streaming services and this includes Hulu.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $1.89 –
    $7.12

  • Speeds

    • 26.05 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

PrivateVPN is a Swedish VPN service that is constantly praised by its loyal subscriber base. The service is dedicated to providing access to a multitude of streaming services, and it is successful thanks to its dedicated dynamic IPs. While PrivateVPN is extremely budget-friendly, it performs just as well as many vastly more expensive services on the market.

The software is available for all platforms and it can be used on up to six devices at the same time. True to its name, Private VPN has a zero-logs policy, and it implements strong OpenVPN encryption that guarantees you will never leak data about what you are doing online to your ISP or the websites you visit. With PrivateVPN, you can get to unblocking Hulu, Netflix US, or any other streaming service quickly.

And the VPN always provides exceptional customer service and reliability. Servers are located in 60 countries, and this VPN is perfect for both desktops as well as mobile devices. It’s worth testing risk-free using its money-back guarantee.

VyprVPN is a great all round choice for Hulu. With this service you get a dedicated server network and access to Chameleon technology – perfect for unblocking.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.50 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 21.94 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

Once based in the US, this professional VPN service (together with its parent company, Golden Frog) has moved to Switzerland, and gone 100% fully-audited, no-logs. It’s also notable for owning its own server network, meaning that no trust is required in third-party server providers. 

VyprVPN runs servers from eight locations around the United States, all of which are effective at unblocking Hulu. And if you want to access Hulu from somewhere like China, then you’ll appreciate its Chameleon stealth technology, which is good at defeating VPN censorship.

Surfshark is the Hulu VPN for you if you want a lot of bang for your buck. Not only does it work with Hulu, but also iPlayer, HBO Go & Netflix US – impressive considering the price.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.49 –
    $12.95

  • Speeds

    • 45.14 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

Surfshark is an impressive VPN that has only been around a few years. However, in that time it has quickly risen to be a consumer favorite provider.

Not only is Surfshark fast, but it manages to unblock a massive assortment of streaming services that many other services struggle with; this includes Netflix US and Canada, Hulu, HBO Go, Prime, Crunchyroll, BBC iPlayer, and much more. Where privacy is concerned, Surfshark is solid thanks to its no-logs policy and OpenVPN encryption. And this VPN comes with a kill-switch and obfuscation, which means it is suitable for torrenting and other sensitive tasks. We love that this VPN lets subscribers use the software on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously. And we are always impressed by this provider’s friendly and knowledgeable 24/7 live chat support.

It’s a highly recommended VPN that you can test yourself using its 30-day money-back guarantee. 

IPVanish is a great VPN pick for Hulu, but where it really shines is its privacy. Expect a strict no-logs policy and more features than you can shake a stick at with this VPN.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.62 –
    $9.99

  • Speeds

    • 28.84 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

IPVanish is a provider based in the USA, a country that has admittedly got a pretty bad record for surveillance. However, you can trust this VPN completely thanks to its watertight no-logs policy, which means that even if it is served a warrant by the authorities it will never have any records to hand over. With IPVanish you get servers in over 74 countries, and its US-based servers are known to work reliably with services like Netflix and Hulu.

We enjoy using this VPN across all platforms, and users can use the software on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously with just one subscription. Admittedly, there are cheaper VPNs on the market. However, if you want a reliable service that provides strong privacy features such as a kill-switch and obfuscation, this is a service well worth testing.

You can do so, thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.

SaferVPN is the prefect hulu VPN companion if you want to stream across different devices. You can SaferVPN on all major platforms and it works seamlessly on them all with Hulu.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $2.50 –
    $12.95

  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

SaferVPN is a provider based in Israel that is widely considered to be a fantastic all-rounder. The VPN implements a no-usage-logs policy and only keeps some minimal connection logs to keep the service running smoothly.

The apps are available for all platforms, and the apps provide strong OpenVPN encryption to ensure that your web habits are always kept private. Plus, this VPN has a kill-switch on the Windows client, which makes it suitable for torrenting on your PC. When it comes to unblocking content, this service can help you stream Hulu without issues, and it unblocks other popular streaming services from around the globe.

An affordable VPN provider whose only downside is that it isn’t quite as fast as some of the other services in this guide. However, you can test it yourself thanks to its money-back guarantee. 

StrongVPN is one of the faster VPNs for hulu on this list. With this service you’ll have no trouble unblocking Hulu and streaming content in HD.

  • Pricing

    From 

    $5.83 –
    $10.00

  • Speeds

    • 37.51 Mbps
  • Also unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu US Servers

  • Hulu JP Servers

StrongVPN is a provider based in the USA that really does live up to its name. This VPN consistently appears in the top 5 fastest VPNs in the world, using real-time tests of three of its most important international servers.

This makes it a superb option for anybody who wants to unblock Hulu. And Strong VPN is known to provide access to Netflix US as well. However, it is worth noting that this VPN does not unblock the UK’s iPlayer. Where privacy is concerned, this service has a watertight no-logs policy – which means you can trust it not to have any data about what you do online. Plus, it has apps for all platforms that implement strong OpenVPN encryption. Sadly, a kill-switch is only available on Windows – which means that if you need to torrent or unblock censored political content or social media sites on another platform, you may want to shop elsewhere. However, if you are a Windows user, this VPN is a fantastic option.

You can test it for yourself using its 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Which is the fastest VPN for Hulu?

To stream Hulu, you need a VPN with servers in the USA that aren’t blocked. You also need a VPN that has fast enough servers for streaming in HD without buffering.

To make sure our recommendations are suitable, we have only included fast VPNs in this guide. These VPNs have Tier-1 networks, which provide optimum speeds for your traffic.

We know that you can trust these VPNs because we run daily speed tests. The results of our server-based VPN speed tests are displayed in the table below, so that you can see what the fastest VPNs for Hulu are:

Will a VPN improve my streaming speeds?

For a VPN to work, it must encrypt your data and route it to the VPN server. This is how the VPN provides privacy and how it allows you to pretend to be in America to stream Hulu. 

Doing these tasks incurs some loss of speed, which means your VPN will slow down your internet slightly. You may be wondering why we call these VPNs fast if they still slow down your internet.

The fact is that for a VPN to provide location spoofing services, it has to route your traffic further. There is no other way. The best VPNs do this while only impacting the speed of your internet a tiny, imperceptible amount.

Slow VPNs on the other hand may slow down your internet as much as 90% – which makes streaming content on Hulu impossible because of the constant interruptions. 

Can it help in some circumstances?

Yes. ISPs sometimes engage in bandwidth throttling. ISPs do this to prevent network congestion, and if they notice you are streaming on Hulu, it is possible that they will restrict your speeds; particularly during peak times. In these circumstances, a VPN can help to speed up your internet!

The encryption provided by a VPN conceals your traffic from your ISP, and prevents it from knowing which online websites and services you use. This stops it from being able to throttle you when you do data-intensive tasks like HD streaming, gaming, or torrenting. 

Your ISP can’t legally throttle everything, which is how a VPN can help. If your ISP can’t tell what you’re doing online, it can’t tell if it should be throttling you and you will get the fastest possible speeds. 

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How did we pick these Hulu VPNs?

There are hundreds of commercial VPN services on the market, and it’s important to understand that 99% of those do not unblock Hulu. To avoid disappointment (and avoid wasting your time as well as your cash) you need a VPN for Hulu that actually works.

Below we list the exact criteria we used to search for our recommended VPNs for Hulu:

Do I need a VPN for Hulu?

If you want to get a Hulu subscription from outside of the US or Japan, you are going to need a VPN. Hulu is only currently available in those two countries, and it has no plans to expand into Europe or elsewhere. This is a shame because Hulu is an excellent streaming platform that many international consumers are interested in. Luckily, with a VPN you can pretend to be in America to get a Hulu subscription from anywhere in the world. 

What if I’m just on vacation?

Hulu uses geo-restrictions to prevent customers from streaming its content outside of America. This can be pretty frustrating, as you’ll need a VPN to stream Hulu from your hotel if you leave the US and travel overseas. Even if you’re a US citizen with a valid US Hulu account, the account will still lock up when you leave the country!

You can pretend to be back in the US with a Hulu VPN, however, and stream your favorite shows as you usually would even when traveling or on vacation.

How to watch Hulu with a VPN

Using a VPN to unblock Hulu is easy, particularly if you already have an account. Below we explain how to regain access to your account – or purchase a subscription if you haven’t got one yet. 

  1. Choose a recommended VPN for Hulu from this list.
  2. Click on the link provided, sign up for the VPN service, and install the software.
  3. Once installed, open the VPN app and select a server in either Japan or the USA.
  4. Open the Hulu app or navigate to the Hulu website to stream.
  5. If you need to sign up and pay for Hulu from overseas, follow the steps below!

What if I don’t have a subscription?

If you don’t already have a subscription, there are some extra steps in order to get one. But a VPN makes all of this possible. To help, we walk you through the entire process step-by-step in our guide to unblocking Hulu abroad

How do I pay for Hulu from overseas?

With a VPN, you can easily pretend to be in the US to sign up for a Hulu account. However, you still need to pay using a valid local payment method.

One option is to buy a Hulu voucher online. These are a code that will be delivered to your email address. Another excellent method is to use the virtual card provider US Unlocked. US Unlocked has the ability to “unlock” US-only shopping options to people living outside the US.

A US Unlocked virtual prepaid card comes with a valid US billing address. This will let you sign up and pay for Hulu (or any other US service that takes your fancy) from just about anywhere in the world!

Get US Unlocked

You can find out more about virtual cards by visiting our guide. US Unlocked is by far the best of those services because it will easily allow you to pay for Hulu. 

How does a VPN work?

A VPN is designed to provide you with online privacy. It works by encrypting your data and sending it to a VPN server. This ensures that local network administrators, Internet Service Providers, and government authorities are unable to track your data as it passes over the internet. 

A byproduct of this system is that your actual location is concealed from the online websites and services you use. Thus, by connecting to a VPN server in the USA, Hulu believes that you are actually in the location of the VPN server. For more information, check out our unblocking Hulu guide.

If you’re new to VPNs, we recommend taking the time to familiarize yourself using our helpful guides:

Can I get a free VPN for Hulu?

No, there are no free VPNs that are capable of both unblocking and streaming Hulu. There are some free VPN services that we recommend available on the market, but these are often limited stripped back versions of premium VPNs designed to give users a taste in the hope they will upgrade. In reality, free VPNs can offer fast enough speeds for streaming, or server location for unblocking content like Hulu. 

If you’re truly adamant about going with a free service, we’d recommend sticking to the providers featured in our best free VPNs list – they’re reliable, trustworthy, and won’t nab your data. You can also try one of the methods outlined below.

Take advantage of free trials

It is possible to get a limited time trial of a permium VPN that does work with Hulu. All you need to do is sign up for their free trial and then you can have full access to a VPN for a limited amount of time.

Want to know more? Check out our free VPN for Hulu hack for more information.

Cheap VPNs for Hulu

VPNs don’t need to cost the world, and it is possible to find a cheap VPN for Hulu, provided you know what you’re looking for. A number of the VPNs we feature above can be less than $3 a month, and they often become cheaper the longer that you sign up for.

If you would like to learn more, check out our best cheap VPNs list.

Does Hulu block VPNs?

Yes, Hulu will block an IP address if it discovers that it belongs to a VPN provider. Hulu doesn’t want its customers using a VPN to access its content outside of the US – the service spends an awful lot of time, money, and effort to block VPN IP addresses. If you suspect your VPN is being blocked, read on for some tips and tricks to get it working again.

My VPN isn’t unblocking Hulu – what should I do?

Hulu knows that people all over the world attempt to access its service using a VPN. Because of the licensing agreements, it has with copyright holders, it must make every effort to prevent this. As a result, Hulu actively blocks IP addresses known to belong to VPNs. 

These concerted efforts mean that very few VPNs are able to unblock Hulu. This is why it’s so important to avoid disappointment and pick a service that can access the site. As it happens, all of the VPNs in this guide have proven that they can stay one step ahead of Hulu. They’re able to evade blocks and restrictions to provide you with unfettered access to the site and all its content!

However, if you find that you cannot access Hulu with a VPN that is supposed to work, you can follow the fixes below to get the VPN up and running. 

Try a different server

It may be the case that Hulu has banned the particular VPN IP address that you’re using. By connecting to a new server, you get a new IP address and, provided it hasn’t been banned, you can continue accessing Hulu.

Contact your provider

If you are struggling to find a server to work with Hulu, try contacting your provider. We realize that this may sound like a cop-out, but all the providers on our list have excellent customer service via their website live-chat. Their representatives can quickly point you to a server that does work with Hulu to save you from having to find one through trial and error.

If none of these fixes work, don’t despair. We cover more tips and methods to get your Hulu VPN working again in our Hulu VPN ban: Troubleshooting guide

FAQs

Below you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions on Hulu and VPNs.

10 Best VPN apps for Android phones and tablets

Using a VPN on your Android mobile or tablet will vastly improve your internet privacy, security and allow you unblock websites and apps that are unavailable in your location. The quality of VPN software for Android devices has vastly improved in recent years, as VPN services have become more and…

Using a VPN on your Android mobile or tablet will vastly improve your internet privacy, security and allow you unblock websites and apps that are unavailable in your location.

The quality of VPN software for Android devices has vastly improved in recent years, as VPN services have become more and more popular. However, not all VPNs are up to scratch. In fact, the large majority of the 200+ VPN services on Google Play Store lack the security features needed to keep users safe. In addition to this, we found that over 40% of free Android VPN apps leak users’ personal data. With these dodgy services about, it can make it difficult to find a trustworthy VPN. We have searched the VPN market to find the very best VPNs for Android, these are listed below.


  1. ExpressVPN

    – The best VPN for Android. Through the Android app you get lightning fast speeds, a seamless experience & 24/7 live chat support.

  2. NordVPN

    – An easy to use Android VPN app. The Android app is easy to navigate and the service is secure and fast, plus it accepts bitcoin!

  3. CyberGhost VPN

    – A great Android VPN app for beginners. A robust VPN service with great value thanks to an amazing selection of features.

  4. Surfshark

    – The cheapest VPN app for Android on our list. Rated 4+ stars on the Play Store, $2.49 a month, it’s fast and packed with features.

  5. VyprVPN

    – A VPN app that balances privacy and speed. The interface is straightforward to use and the service offers no logs and fast servers.

There are plenty of reasons to use a VPN. A lot of us rely on public Wi-Fi to stay up to date when we’re out and about, but connecting to a public Wi-Fi network carries risks as a lot of them are insecure. On top of this, there are still thousands of websites out there that lack basic encryption. VPNs encrypt your data to ensure that hackers can’t target your phone or tablet.

Another benefit of using a VPN for Android devices is that they allow you to unblock apps, websites, and streaming services that are unavailable in your location.

How we test Android VPN apps

As avid Android users ourselves, we know how important it is to have apps that are properly optimized for Android devices. As well as a great app, there are several other things that we look for in an Android VPN:

If, and only if, a VPN meets our above criteria can it be considered for inclusion in our list of the best VPNs for Android devices.

The Best VPNs for Android Devices to use in 2021

Below, you’ll find our full list of the best Android VPNs – recommended by our experts by for both mobile phones and tablet. All of the services we’ve hand-picked offer stellar security measures, privacy features, and geo-unblocking powers – as well as myriad other benefits. If you’d like an even more in-depth look at the providers mentioned here, check out our detailed reviews.

ExpressVPN is our #1 best VPN for Android. Combining a well-rounded VPN app with fast speeds and good privacy – you’re on to a real winner!

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ExpressVPN is easily one of the most well-recognised and respected names in the VPN industry – and it’s easy to see why. ExpressVPN pioneered the idea of “one-click connect” in its mobile apps, and offers users a now industry-standard 30-day money-back guarantee as well as outstanding 24/7 live chat support.

Its Android app has a 4.1-star rating in the Play Store and is compatible with all Android 5.0+ devices. It can be downloaded from either the Play Store, or, for the more Google-phobic out there, as an APK file for sideloading onto your device. ExpressVPN provides L2TP/IPSec setup instructions for users of Android versions 2, 3, and 4.

The app is easy to use and offers split-tunneling, which allows you to decide which of your apps use the VPN tunnel and which don’t. It also features a kill-switch (called “network protection”), which is something we wish more Android VPN apps would include.

ExpressVPN is a no-logs VPN service with servers in over 90 counties and a strong focus on privacy.

NordVPN is a great pick if you want a VPN app that is chock full of features and is easy to use. A superb VPN at a superb price point, a real solid choice.

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NordVPN is a no-logs VPN service is based in NSA-free Panama. Its Android app has a very respectable 4.3-star rating on the Google Play Store and is compatible with all Android 5.0+ devices.

NordVPN Android App

The app is quite distinctive in the way it looks thanks to its dynamic map of server locations. It uses OpenVPN in UDP mode by default, although TCP (presumably using port 443) is also an option. Besides this, the app allows you to connect to NordVPN’s special Obfuscated servers, which use XOR encryption to evade VPN blocks.

The app also sports a kill-switch and NordVPN’s “CyberSec” feature. As with its desktop apps, this uses a DNS blocklist to protect users from malware, help prevent botnet control, and block many intrusive web ads.

As is increasingly common, its APK is also available to download directly from the NordVPN website, which will auto-update when new versions become available. This is perfect for those who wish to avoid the Google Services Spyware Framework.

CyberGhost is a value-packed Android VPN for beginners. It’s a feature-rich app that’s incredibly easy-to-use, while still offering good levels of customization.

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If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option with great geo-spoofing capabilities and a huge network of servers, then CyberGhost might be the VPN for you. The service is based in Romania, which is great news for anyone looking to avoid the jurisdiction of the 14-Eyes spying alliance. You’ll also be able to unblock a veritable ton of geographically restricted content thanks to servers in key locations around the world. We’d like to see CyberGhost adopt some obfuscation (stealth) measures in the future, but users are still able to cloak their VPN usage by running TCP over port 443. 

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The Android app uses OpenVPN encryption (which is our recommended protocol for security), and with CyberGhost’s fast servers, you won’t be waiting on buffering screens. Overall, CyberGhost is a high-functioning, low-cost VPN that’s great for newer VPN users.

Try it for yourself with its generous 45-day money-back guarantee on subscription plans longer than one month.

Surfshark is the cheapest VPN on our Android list. It offers great speeds, versatile unblocking, and strong privacy at a fantastic price point.

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SurfShark is registered in the British Virgin Islands and offers an Android 5.0 app rated 4.3 stars in the Play Store. We are pleased to see that you can also download the .APK direct from the Surfshark website.

SurfShark Android App

Surfshark has always impressed us with the incredible amount of bang it offers for your buck, and its Android app is no different. It includes a kill-switch, split-tunneling (“Whitelister”) for apps you want to exclude from the VPN, a DNS adblocker, an incognito mode for web searches, and even a GPS override feature that ensures your browser’s GPS location matches your VPN location. It is also has a fantastic privacy policy and keeps no logs.

The Surfshark Android app uses IKEv2 by default, but also offers OpenVPN (UDP and TCP, although port numbers are not specified). It also offers the Shadowsocks protocol for those who need to evade restrictions on VPN use.

VyprVPN is the value lover’s choice. It’s run on a private network of servers & access to Chameleon privacy technology – all at a great price point.

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VyprVPN is based in Switzerland and is notable for owning its own server network, which gives it complete control over its infrastructure. It’s great for the security-conscious Android user looking for privacy because it keeps no logs. The app supports all versions of Android, but we recommend sticking to 4.0.3 and later.

VyprVPN Android App

VyprVPN for Android has a somewhat modest 3.9-star rating in the PlayStore, but it has nonetheless always worked flawlessly in our tests. It has a fully-featured app with a kill-switch, DNS leak protection, ad and malware blocking, and public WiFi protection to ensure the VPN connects each time that your device joins a new network.

The app uses OpenVPN, and you can switch between ports, which is great. Plus, the Android app offers VyprVPN’s obfuscation feature called Chameleon, which is known to be great at defeating VPN restrictions in countries where VPN use is frowned upon. This is a lot of features for an Android VPN app, and users get the benefit of a large network of servers in over 70 countries; which makes it excellent for unblocking content worldwide.

For ease of access, the app is available as an .APK download in addition to being featured in the Play Store.

IPVanish is a great all around Android VPN. It provides fast speeds, easy to use app that work seamlessly & is packed full of great features.

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IPVanish is a high-profile no-logs US-based VPN service. Its Android 4.0.3+ app rates 3.9 stars in the Play Store, but, again, has always worked well for us and is packed with useful features.

IPVanish VPN App Android

The IPVanish app does not include a built-in kill-switch per se., but on Android 8+ devices it provides instructions for enabling Android’s new built-in kill-switch feature to work with the app.

The app features split tunneling, insecure network notification, and XOR Scramble obfuscation technology. It uses OpenVPN in either  UDP or TCP mode, and you can select which ports it uses.

And, as with all the Android apps on this list, you can download the .APK from IPVanish’s website for improved privacy.

Ivacy is the cheapest VPN for Android on our list. For $1.50 you can access servers in over 100 countries, decent speeds for streaming and a superb Android app experience.

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Ivacy VPN is a service based in Singapore that has superb apps for all platforms – including for Android mobiles and tablets. The VPN has everything you would need in a VPN to gain privacy and security on Android both at home and on public WiFi. And, if you want to bypass restrictions on a work or school network – to watch YouTube or access Reddit, for example – this VPN will work perfectly.

The Android app comes with all the features you need to protect your online activity from your ISP and the government. As a result, you will be able to bypass government censorship, or access restricted torrents or streams in total privacy without being tracked. We enjoy using Ivacy thanks to its servers in over 100 countries around the world. And, this is one of the few VPNs that reliably unblocks Netflix US, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, YouTube TV, and other popular streaming services. A superb VPN that provides fast speeds for streaming.

Well worth comparing to our other options using its 30-day money-back guarantee. Cheap subscription prices – and can be used on up to 10 devices simultaneously. 

ProtonVPN is a trusted VPN app for Android users. From the guys behind ProtonMail, this VPN is fast, secure and just as reliable as it is on Windows, macOS and iOS.

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ProtonVPN is a superb service that is based in Switzerland – a location that is considered fantastic in terms of data privacy. The VPN can be used for free thanks to its basic subscription plan, however, this is restrictive in terms of server locations and speeds. On the other hand, if you like the service and want to be able to unblock Netflix US with unlimited speeds – you can simply subscribe to a premium subscription plan.

ProtonVPN has superb apps for all platforms, including Android, with the features you need to gain privacy and security both at home and on public WiFi. And, because this VPN has servers in 50 locations worldwide – you will always be able to unblock virtually anything you desire. We love using this VPN to unblock content on our Android devices when we are on a restricted network. And, we trust this VPN to protect our online habits from snooping WiFi providers and ISPs. Admittedly, this isn’t the fastest Android VPN on the market. However, it will let you stream in HD and it does unblock iPlayer and other sought-after streaming services.

A superb all-rounder that comes with great provenance. Well worth taking for a test drive using its 30-day money-back guarantee. 

PrivateVPN is a great VPN app for Android users looking to stream. This reliable VPN from Sweden has great features for unblocking and speeds that can easily handle HD content.

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PrivateVPN is a VPN provider from Sweden that is often recommended by VPN users. The VPN is pretty cheap considering what you get – and it is perfect for unblocking content from all over the world on an Android smartphone or tablet. With PrivateVPN you get apps for all platforms, and you can run it on up to 6 devices simultaneously. This makes it great for people who need it on their desktop, laptop, and mobile devices too. We love that this VPN can unblock more international Netflix catalogs than just about any other VPN service – and it also works with highly sought-after streaming services like iPlayer, Hulu, YouTube TV, HBO Max, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

We are always impressed by PrivateVPN’s live chat support, which can provide help unblocking content or setting up the VPN any time that you need it. And, with PrivateVPN you get the benefit of a no-logs policy, a kill-switch, port forwarding, and obfuscation – which makes it great for torrenting or engaging in other sensitive online tasks.

We think this VPN is amazing, but you don’t have to take our word for it thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.

PIA is a great no-logs Android VPN app. It’s both affordable and secure, being one of the only providers to have proven its zero-logs policy in court.

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Private Internet Access (PIA) offers top-shelf VPN security and features with apps for all platforms, including Android. It’s great for both new and advanced users, offering a simple interface with lots of options for customization. Users can select from a wide range of VPN protocols, including OpenVPN and WireGuard. 

PIA boasts excellent server speeds, with P2P support and built-in ad-blockers to improve your internet experience.

If you’re looking to protect multiple devices, PIA allows for up to 10 simultaneous connections, so you can protect your Android device along with pretty much any other computer or device you own all at the same time.

Test it for yourself, risk-free, with a 30-day no-hassle money-back guarantee.

The fastest VPNs available for Android Now

A fast Android VPN is better for streaming, making video calls, playing games, and anything else that requires more data throughput. To help you tell which VPN apps are the fastest, we run speed tests three times per day on our top picks and display the results in the table below.

Advantages of using a VPN for Android

Below, we look at how a VPN can help you stay secure online from hackers and snoopers, including your ISP and the Government. But, before we get into the benefits, let’s start with the basics…

How does a VPN work on your Android device?

When you access the internet all your data passes over a local network before going through an ISP’s gateway servers. This path to getting online creates two potential opportunities for your web visits and data to be tracked and potentially harvested and sold on. Once on the local network, and when you pass through your ISPs gateway.

What a VPN does is it encrypts your data before it leaves your Android device, before routing it to a VPN server. This ensures that nobody can see what you are doing online and prevents websites and online services from detecting your actual IP address.

This setup might sound simple, but it can supercharge your mobile internet experience in the following ways:

The privacy benefits of a VPN for Android users

Android VPNs for Netflix

That’s right, with a VPN, you can “spoof” your geographic location in order to watch streaming services such as the US version of Netflix on your phone or tablet, which has a much larger catalog of titles than paying Netflix customers living elsewhere can access. You can also unblock other free services, for example you can watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK, which are only available in certain countries. For more information about this topic, check out our how to unblock Netflix on Android page.

Android VPNs for Gaming

There are benefits for gamers too. Particularly if you live in a country that restricts access to certain gaming titles. With a VPN, you can change your Google Play region with a VPN to unblock apps that were previously unavailable to you. Or even connect to new servers to play against opponents from other countries.

Beware of some Android apps

If you’re an Android user, you must be aware that, while a VPN app will do its job to secure your sessions when using a mobile browser, it can’t stop Android apps from sending personal data back to their developers – as well as Google, via the Play Services Framework.

You should therefore always use a service’s web portal rather than its Android app whenever possible when you’re using your VPN. It’s not always an option, but when it is, it’s the best way to maximize your privacy.

Setting up a VPN on Android

Using a VPN on an Android device isn’t really much different to using a VPN on any other platform, so if you want to know more about VPNs, in general, then please check out our Beginner’s Guide to VPNs for more info on what they are and how they can make your life better.

If you would like help getting set up with your VPN, check out our step-by-step guide on how to install a VPN on Android.

Can I get a free VPN for Android?

There are plenty of free Android VPNs for Android users lurking in the Google Play Store, but don’t be lured in – the vast majority of these providers are known to be risky. Studies have revealed that most free VPNs are a scam, designed to harvest user data. Free VPNs have been found to have dangerous privacy policies, critical leaks, unreliable apps, weak encryption, and even adware or spyware.

Running a VPN is an expensive business, and it incurs a lot of costs and upkeep. As such, it’s impossible to run a VPN that’s entirely free without also creating a revenue stream from user data. Most free VPNs for Android users are, in actuality, a honey pot designed to snoop on you – and that’s the exact opposite of what a VPN should do!

The good news is that there are some reputable free VPN services on the market that offer a free plan. These limited free plans cap speeds, limit data usage, and limit the number of servers you can use. Thus, they are only really there to offer a trial version of their service designed to make users upgrade onto a paid subscription. 

Using our recommended VPNs is not dangerous, because other than the limitations they involve, they don’t skimp on privacy or security in any way. So, if you do need a free VPN, please be sure to stick to our recommendations. Using other free Android VPN apps on the Play Store is dangerous and will cause you to have your data harvested. In fact, some free VPN services on Google Play can even contain exploits that infect your phone or tablet to steal more data.

Remember, if you are not paying for the product, then you are the product! Nobody is offering a “free” service simply out of the goodness of their hearts.

Want a Free VPN for Android? We Recommend Windscribe (Best Free VPN for Android)

Windscribe is a no-logs, privacy-friendly, Canadian VPN service that offers users 2GB data allowance per month completely free, or a very generous 10GB in exchange for your email address.

Windscribe free VPN android app

Windscribe’s speeds are decent for a free service. We achieved 55 Mbit/s download results using a server in our own country (UK), although this will depend on the speed of your raw broadband or 4G connection. 

Free users can connect to servers in ten countries, including the USA, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania. Switzerland, the UK, and Hong Kong. This is actually quite generous for a free service and gives free users plenty of options for unblocking content.

This superb free VPN is offered by Windscribe in order to advertise its full-featured premium plan. By upgrading, you’ll be able to access Netflix and other sought-after streaming services from all over the world.

Try an Android VPN without risk

You might be on the fence about VPNs if you’ve never used one before. And this is totally understandable! After all, you won’t know what a VPN can do for you until you try one for yourself. The good news is that you can do just that with all of the VPNs in this guide, thanks to their money-back guarantees. 

This allows you to test the VPN out for unblocking content and gaining privacy online – without actually risking your hard-earned cash. We think once you experience the freedom of being able to access blocked content at work or in school, or experience unrestricted access to geo-restricted services around the world – you will decide to keep your VPN. 

However, don’t forget that if you want to, you can try a few different services to see how they each differ. That’s the beauty of these refund promises; it allows you to shop around and decide which service you prefer. 

VPN Money-back Guarantee? Duration
ExpressVPN Yes 30 days
NordVPN Yes 30 days
Surfshark Yes 30 days
VyprVPN Yes 30 days
IPVanish Yes 7 days

Google VPN – another option

If you’re a Google One user – good news! You’ll soon be able to check out a new VPN as part of your subscription, (provided you’re paying for one of the higher tiers).

VPN by Google One will be available as part of the $9.99 p/m plan, which also provides an extra 2TB of expanding Drive storage. The VPN is also baked into the 10, 20, and 30TB plans. Keep an eye out for updates over the next few weeks – Google plans to introduce the VPN to Android users in the near future, and it’s reported that customers will be able to enable and/or disable the service via their mobile app.

Android VPNs to avoid

There are literally dozens of bad or dangerous VPNs for Android. Far too many to list here. That is why searching for a VPN on the Play Store is so risky. The best advice is to stick only to our recommended VPNs, as those are known to be reliable and secure.   

Paid-for services that also have full desktop VPN support (so are not just otherwise no-name Android apps) are more likely to be trustworthy, but we still recommend hunting down reputable VPN reviews before trusting them with your privacy.

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Best Cloud Backup for France in 2021

Think about all the files you have stored on your computer; all of your precious photos and videos, all of your favorite music, and all of your important documents. Now imagine if your computer gets lost, stolen, or its hard drive somehow gets wiped or damaged beyond repair and you…

Think about all the files you have stored on your computer; all of your precious photos and videos, all of your favorite music, and all of your important documents. Now imagine if your computer gets lost, stolen, or its hard drive somehow gets wiped or damaged beyond repair and you lose all of those files. It would be devastating on many levels, and it’s probably something you wouldn’t wish to befall your worst enemy.

If you want to avoid experiencing such a nightmare scenario, then you need a reliable cloud backup service where you can back up all of your files securely to the cloud. Doing so will not only help you free up space on your computer, but will also give you the peace of mind to know that even if something happens to your computer or mobile device, all of your files are safe and sound in the cloud and accessible whenever you need them and from wherever you may be.

But with so many different cloud backup providers on the market today, it can be difficult to find the best one for your needs. Not all cloud backup services are created equal, so if you’re looking for the best cloud backups for France, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best France cloud backup providers in this guide so you don’t have to spend hours searching the web. Read on to learn more about the best cloud backups for France.   

What are the best cloud backups for France?

We have listed the best cloud backups for France below. All of these services will allow you to securely back up your data and have optimised servers so you won’t be waiting too long for your files to upload. 


  1. Sync.com

    – Easy to use and affordable, with a 5GB free plan available

  2. IDrive

    – Secure file sharing, file versioning, and 5GB free storage

  3. Livedrive

    – Chock-full of awesome feature and incredibly easy to use

  4. NordLocker

    – Amazingly affordable, secure, and user-friendly cloud backup

  5. ADrive

    – 60-day free trial, support for large file sizes, and the option for unlimited storage

Best cloud backups for France – In-depth analysis

Take a look below at our in-depth summaries of the best cloud backups for France to see which one best fits your personal needs.

Sync.com is an all-around excellent cloud backup for France, offering E2EE and easy-to-use apps for all platforms.

  • Pricing

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    $5.00 –
    $15.00

Sync.com is a superb all-rounder with apps that are incredibly user-friendly on desktop as well as on mobile. With end-to-end-encryption, you know your files are fully secured in the cloud and inaccessible to anyone but you. On top of that, you’ll also be able to keep your files safe with essential security features like two-factor authentication, remote wipe functionality, password-protected sharing, remote device lockout, download restrictions, and granular user permissions.

Other awesome features include automatic photo backup, file recovery for up to a year, offline access to your files, sync across mobile and desktop devices to access files anywhere and at any time, real-time backup and sync, and easy sharing and collaboration functionality. The one downside with Sync.com is that it isn’t suitable for FTP or NAS. But if that’s not a concern for you, then you really can’t go wrong with this excellent cloud backup for France because it’s full of great features and easy to use across all your devices. 

IDrive offers superb cloud backup options for individuals and businesses alike, with top-notch security and all the features needed in a cloud backup for France.

  • Pricing

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    $17.38 –
    $72.62

IDrive is another excellent cloud backup service for France, thanks to its seamless cross-platform compatibility, security, and feature-rich offering. This provider offers 5GB of free storage if you want to give it a test run to see what it can offer for your cloud backup needs. But at a very reasonable rate, you’ll be able to get up to 10TB of storage and access to all the premium features IDrive offers, such as unlimited device backups including external hard drives and NAS devices, secure sharing, file versioning, real-time automatic sync, E2EE, and file recovery for up to 30 days. 

With IDrive, you’ll also have access to excellent customer care via live chat, email, and telephone – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can get all the help you need, any time you need it. And with affordable subscription plans for individuals as well as businesses of all sizes, IDrive is for everyone, so give it a try today.

Livedrive is a fully-featured cloud backup for France, but is best for non-sensitive backups as it lacks E2EE.

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    $8.00 –
    $25.00

Livedrive is a solid cloud backup service for France, with an easy-to-use interface and apps for all platforms. It is important to note, however, that Livedrive doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption at this time, which may be a deal-breaker for the most privacy-conscious out there. That said, Livedrive’s UK data centers boast three levels of physical access security, and your files are encrypted via TLS 1.2 encryption standards in transit and via AES 256-bit encryption at rest on its servers. Even so, Livedrive is best suited for backing up files that aren’t necessarily the most sensitive in nature.

Along with a slick web-based interface, easy-to-use apps are available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices. Livedrive also offers superb features like file versioning, deleted file recovery for up to 30 days, folder scans at regular intervals of your choice, photo preview, and automatic photo and video backup in the background. With Livedrive, you can also play your music files directly from the user interface. The best part is, you can give Livedrive a try completely risk-free thanks to its 14-day free-trial on all subscription plans.

NordLocker is a superb cloud backup for France that offers world-class security and syncing functionality on your Mac or PC.

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    $3.99 –
    $7.99

NordLocker is brought to you by the same minds behind the incredibly popular VPN service, NordVPN. With such a world-class digital security pedigree, you can be assured that NordLocker will go the distance to secure your files when you back them up using the service. NordLocker offers robust end-to-end encryption along with secure file sharing, and boasts a zero-knowledge policy, meaning your files are kept confidential from everyone, even NordLocker.

Additional features include easy drag-and-drop functionality, automatic backup and sync, file name encryption, and 3GB of free storage. Although NordLocker doesn’t offer apps for mobile devices, the Mac and PC apps are slick and extraordinarily user-friendly and the provider is an all-around excellent cloud backup service for France. If that sounds good to you, you can go ahead and give NordLocker a try completely risk-free thanks to its generous 30-day money-back guarantee. 

ADrive has apps for desktop and mobile and offers password-protected file sharing – a top-class cloud backup for France.

  • Pricing

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    $25.00 –
    $125.00

ADrive is another first-rate cloud backup for France, though it is a bit geared more towards the techie crowd. ADrive works well with FTP and can support large file sizes of up to 16GB. Security and privacy features include password-protected file sharing, shared file expiration date, SSL encryption, and file recovery. 

Apps are available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, allowing you to back up and access all your files from all your devices. Additionally, you’ll have tons of awesome features at your fingertips, including easy online collaboration functionality, up to unlimited storage capacity, WebDAV support, 10 simultaneous connections, 24/7 phone and email support, remote file transfer, and online document editing. You can backup and access all of your files on all of your devices from anywhere you are at any time with ADrive, so give it a shot risk-free today by taking advantage of the provider’s unbelievable 60-day free trial!

Why do you need a cloud backup for France?

Backing up copies of your files in multiple places is always a good idea. Using a cloud backup service is a practical and convenient way to securely save your files in the cloud and protect those important files from potentially being lost forever. The best cloud backups for France are secure, easy to use, and reliable, giving you peace of mind knowing that your cherished memories and essential documents are stored away securely in case you somehow lose access to the files on your computer or device.

If you lose your files but don’t have them backed up with a cloud backup service, then you could certainly try to have your files restored by using a data recovery service. The problem is that taking that route is not cheap, nor is there any guarantee whatsoever that you’ll be able to restore your lost files this way. When you use a cloud backup for France, however, you can completely avoid even having to consider a data recovery service because you’ll have no need to restore any of your files if they are backed up and accessible from the cloud whenever you need them. The best part is, cloud backup services are surprisingly affordable considering all the benefits you gain from using one. For more affordable options 

When you use a cloud backup service, you’ll be able to automatically back up all of your files, access them whenever you need them from wherever you are (even on mobile), securely share files with others, easily restore files (including different versions of the same file), and much more. On top of that, cloud backup services will allow you to free up valuable space on your computer or device.

Quite simply, your photos, videos, music, and documents are too important to risk losing forever, especially when a cloud backup service represents such a convenient and affordable solution. Hard drives crash all the time, accidental data wipes happen, and computers and mobile devices get lost and stolen more often than you may think. These days, it’s not enough to have your files stored only on a single computer or device; it’s imperative to have multiple backups of your files to protect against loss or damage, be it accidental or intentionally inflicted via theft or malware.

Whether you’re a business owner and want to protect vital business documents from being lost to a ransomware attack, or if you’re a general user and simply want to guard against losing your personal files, you need a cloud backup service in your corner. We’ve put together this guide to help you decide which of the five best cloud backup services for France will work best for your needs. Take a look through the summaries above to learn more about what makes each provider one of the best around!   

What to look for in a France cloud backup?

There are a few essential things to look out for when choosing a cloud backup service for France. If you’re considering signing up for a cloud backup service – and you definitely should be – keep in mind that the best cloud backup services for France should offer the following features: 

Conclusion

Now that you know why you need a cloud backup service for France and what features to keep in mind when choosing one, you’re ready to protect all your essential files and achieve peace of mind by backing them up to the cloud. Simply choose one of the awesome providers we’ve highlighted in this guide and you’re good to go!

Let’s recap our list of the five best cloud backups for France:


  1. Sync.com

    – Easy to use and affordable, with a 5GB free plan available

  2. IDrive

    – Secure file sharing, file versioning, and 5GB free storage

  3. Livedrive

    – Chock-full of awesome feature and incredibly easy to use

  4. NordLocker

    – Amazingly affordable, secure, and user-friendly cloud backup

  5. ADrive

    – 60-day free trial, support for large file sizes, and the option for unlimited storage

What are data brokers, and are they putting you at risk?

Your data is incredibly valuable. Data brokers make enormous amounts of money by collecting information about users like you and selling it to third-parties. Imagine a database where all your interests, achievements, hobbies, employment history, and even political views are catalogued. So what are data brokers? And how can you protect…

Your data is incredibly valuable. Data brokers make enormous amounts of money by collecting information about users like you and selling it to third-parties. Imagine a database where all your interests, achievements, hobbies, employment history, and even political views are catalogued. So what are data brokers? And how can you protect your sensitive data?

What are data brokers?

Data brokers are companies that collect data from publicly available sources, as well as acquiring it from other businesses. And if you’re wondering what kind of data they can gather about you, think about this. How many times in the last decade have you made purchases online, tagged your location on Facebook, enabled fingerprint authentication for a device, and searched for information through Google?

When data brokers combine these random pieces of information, they can get a detailed picture of your personality. They scrape the internet for information about you, and then fill in the gaps with data bought from service providers, like your credit card or internet company.

One of the biggest data brokers, LiveRamp Holdings (previously known as Acxiom Corporation), claims to possess data on 2.5 billion people from 60 countries with 11,000 different data attributes.

Laptops, smartphones, fitness trackers, smart home devices, and other gadgets provide data brokers with invaluable information. Since we’re only getting more digitized, their job is becoming even easier. Estimates say the data brokerage industry is worth $200 billion, which proves how high the demand for these services is.

Different types of data brokers

Marketing data brokers

Regardless of the product being sold, modern marketing relies heavily on the kind of data being sold by these brokers. If you’re an avid gamer, brokers most likely know what games you like, how much time you spend playing them, and the dates of any events or gaming conventions you attended. When an online game creator wants to attract new users, they often approach marketing data brokers, and buy a database containing information about their potential customers.

Fraud detection data brokers

Fraud detection data brokers usually collaborate with banks and financial institutions. They collect information about your income, financial records, tax payments, and loans. If you want to get a mortgage and buy an apartment, the bank needs to collect as much information about you as they can to help them decide whether they should finance you or not.

Risk mitigation data brokers

Have you ever wondered why you pay more for your vehicle’s insurance than your friend who’s driving the same model? Risk mitigation brokers help companies to evaluate the level of your risk. If you have multiple speeding tickets or were involved in a car accident, the data will make your insurance more expensive.

Is collecting your data legal?

Every time you sign-up for a service and accept terms and conditions, you basically give your consent for them to collect and manage your data. Different countries have different laws specifying how data can be collected, however.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) protects digital rights of EU citizens. It doesn’t allow companies to collect private data without a person’s consent. Moreover, the data subject has a right to withdraw their consent at any time.

When GDPR was put into effect in 2018, a series of complaints were filed against data brokers, software companies, and credit rating agencies. Privacy experts believe that many data mining companies operate somewhere on the edge of the law.

In the US, several states have also introduced data privacy regulations. In 2018, CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) secured new privacy rights:

  • The right to know that businesses collect your data and how they use it.
  • The right to have your information deleted.
  • The right to forbid selling your personal information.

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How much is your data worth?

The cost of your data depends on your sex, age, location, income, and other factors. If you’re a 25-year-old with a higher income, your data will cost more than that of a retiree, for example. That’s because certain demographics may spend more money in particular areas, and are worth more to advertisers.

According to a report by mackeeper, a person’s data costs approximately between $0.36 to $1.80. So if you want to buy a database with 10,000 records, it could cost you up to $18,000.

In 2013, various disturbing databases were found for sale online, including deeply personal health information. Buyers could acquire a list of 1000 names, along with associated information about health conditions, for $79. While the company involved denied any wrongdoing, it’s clear that sensitive personal data is valuable, and is all too easily accessed.

What information data brokers collect

What if I have nothing to hide?

If you have bought your first computer in 2000, data brokers could now have more than 20 years of your life stored in a server. If a data broker suffers a data breach, your information might be used in cybercriminal activities.

With your leaked information, hackers can conduct phishing attacks, identity theft, and other scams. They may target your family or friends, or use your data to help them attack your employer. You think you have nothing to hide, but you don’t want hackers accessing your private data.

When your personal information is in someone’s hands, even if those hands belong to a legally operating corporation, you can never be sure how secure their servers and databases really are.

How to protect your privacy

  • Don’t overshare on social media. Your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other accounts provide data brokers with tons of information. However, if you value your privacy, you should think twice before posting anything. We’re not saying you shouldn’t use social media, but just remember than anything you post can then be scraped by data brokers.
  • Remove yourself from a broker’s database. Some companies allow you to fill a request and have your information removed from their servers. This could significantly reduce the amount of marketing offers you receive. However, your data is most likely in the possession of multiple data brokers, so regaining complete control of your data can be a challenge.
  • Browse with private search engines. Google tracks everything you do online and shares this data with third-parties. We recommend using private search engines, such as DuckDuckGo, StartPage, or Qwant.
  • Manage app settings. Apps can collect information about you even when you’re not using them. Go through your smartphone settings and check the app permissions. Most of them can work perfectly well without accessing your location, camera, or contacts.
  • Use a VPN. A virtual private network hides your IP address and encrypts your web traffic. You can connect to a VPN server in another country and keep your real location in secret. One NordVPN account will protect up to six devices, shielding you from data mining companies. The NordVPN service also comes as a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, so you can browse in private.

    It also has a Dark Web Monitor feature (available on iOS), which notifies you if your personal details are for sale online. Click here to download NordVPN on your device and try our other VPN features.

Take your privacy into your own hands.