What it is – VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN puts a layer between your network and the exterior networks (Internet). So, in short, it encrypts the data you send over the internet. This makes your data entry when using the Web harder to access.
The encryption of your data means that hackers have no easy access to your data when entering your system. The data is all mixed up with the intention not to be useful unless it can be decrypted.
Using a VPN also means that your online activity remains secret. Not even your internet service provider (ISP) will be able to understand what you are doing online, which will stop your ISP from throttling your speeds. Throttling user speeds is a common practice by ISPs for speed-intensive activities like streaming or gaming.
Read: VPN Mentor – What’s A VPN? & Why You [REALLY] Need One in 2020
Watch: Wolfgang’s Channel on YouTube – How to Make Your Own VPN (And Why You Would Want to)
Read: ExpressVPN – Connect with a VPN, then Tor (Onion over VPN) – Link acquired from YouTube video above.
Link to Tor Web Browser – (Tor = The Onion Router) – it is safe and slow, for any information you want to browse, but you want it to remain private. It is too slow for Netflix and online games.