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Nigeria, Vpn, Twitter And The Risks by oluwatosin070: 12:19pm On Jun 07, 2021
Nigerians woke up to the news of a ban on twitter in the country. Sad right, yeah but there are some things that are not right generally however my post is not to castigate the government or whoever placed the ban rather my post is to enlighten you on the risk involved in the usage of VPNs.

The use of VPN allows you to change the location hence creating a new location to the internet access thereby bypassing the restriction placed on a site giving it a total new look and unrestricted access.
Nigerian youth and twitter are like 5&6 thereby making it difficult to ignore the usage despite the ban hence giving way to the usage of VPN for its usage.

VPN means virtual private network. It encrypts your internet traffic and identity, making it difficult for you to be traced by third parties. 
With VPN, Twitter users can bypass the blockade and then use the app. But VPNs present dangers of their own. 

When you use a VPN, you are still at risk of trojans, bots, malware, spyware, viruses,” Kaspersky said in a blog post on its website. “If any of these were to make it onto your system, they would be able to damage the device regardless of whether you were running a VPN.”

That you use VPN does not mean that you are incognito on the internet. VPNs only protect your IP and encrypt your internet history. They, however, do not protect you if you visit a phishing website or download compromised files.

Many cybersecurity experts believe the free versions of VPNs are loaded with dangers. Paid versions are believed to have limited danger. 

“if a VPN service doesn’t charge its customers, the company has to bring in revenue from somewhere else,” wrote John Anthony of Addictive Tips. “The most common source is selling user information the VPN promised to protect. If you aren’t paying for the service, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” 

The following are also the risk involved in the usage of VPN;
Data vulnerability
Slower speed
Possible Hack
 
 
 
 #cybersecurity #security #informationsecurity

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