Why you should not use a FREE Vpn – The dangers

Why you should not use a FREE Vpn - The dangers

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Welcome to BestforKodi. In this blog we take a look at Free Vpn services and the dangers of using such services. We also take a look at a paid service and why we recommend them to all of our readers. Blog also contains 25% off extra to normal discounts exclusively for our readers.

 

Why you should not use a FREE Vpn – The dangers

 

I have been getting loads of tweets over the past few months about VPN’s. What are they? Should i use one? What are the advantages of using a VPN? Can i use a Free one? etc.

 

I have written numerous blogs on the advantages and benefits yet i still get the same old questions. Advantages and Benefits can be read HERE 

 

Everyone likes to save money or get something for FREE!!. I get that! 

Everyone can agree that getting free stuff is amazing: a free meal, a free app. Yet the old saying you don’t get out for free these days is so true.

 

Kodi users are a tight bunch at the best of times lol

To be honest its the main reason you are here in the first place. But free VPNs? 

So what is a VPN?

A VPN is a server somewhere that you connect to and route your Internet usage through. This not only hides your identity, but also makes it appear as though you are in the country where the server is.

 

Why you must have a VPN on your Kodi Device.

So you have your Kodi device and you want to start watching streams from add-ons. Many addons have Peer 2 Peer channels or Plexus , then a VPN is recommended to help keep you safe.

Plexus uses Acestream which uses torrent engine software. This is illegal in most countries and you could find yourself in hot water with your Internet Service Provider.

The advantages of Acestream links are they are normally amazing quality normally 720p/1080p. Added the fact the more popular the link is the better as more of your are sharing it and this results in little or no buffering issues.

Addons such as Bob/Boom/Sports Devil/Bennu/ Maverick provide amazing acestream links to all the big sports channels and matches and events.

Also as an example addons such as Exodus/Convanant that search lots of websites, some of these sites maybe blocked in your country so these results will not show to you. Get more link options by using VPN.

 

Other reasons why VPN and in particularly IPVanish is the way forward.

  • Access all Kodi add-ons (Addons such as IceFilms , Primewire and many others are blocked in the UK, but not with VPN)
  • Access geo-restricted content from anywhere.
  • Encrypt and anonymise your Kodi traffic. (Why allow your ISP to log all of your useage and see what you are watching)
  • No logs of your traffic
  • Prevent ISP throttling. (This is happening in the UK big style why suffer it?)

Which costs more: identity theft or a hot brew? When paid VPN is the same price a month as a fancy coffee drink, it should be a no-brainer.

A free VPN puts your security at risk. Services need cash to operate, and if customers are not paying with cash then they’re paying with data. So, why would you trust your data privacy  —  your identity in digital form —  with a free VPN provider?

What are the top 5 things you should look at from a VPN Service whatever the price? :

  1. Connection speed
  2. Server selection
  3. Protocols offered
  4. Privacy policy
  5. Customer support

Connection speed

What happens when that free VPN service gets so popular that their servers get too crowded?

It takes serious cash to keep up with network demand. Free VPN providers generally lack the resources to maintain a quality infrastructure. This could mean random disconnections are frequent and buffering is normal.

To compare, paid VPN providers can usually support their traffic. They can carry thousands of connections at a time without slowing down. This is due to the larger number of servers available. For instance, IPVanish boasts over 850 servers in more than 60 countries around the world.

That means that no matter where you are in the world, you’ll always have a fast VPN connection.

Server selection

As stated prior, paid VPN providers will have a greater number of servers available. Paid VPN providers also enjoy server coverage in more areas around the globe than free VPNs do.

You want a VPN service that can offer that unfettered internet freedom that you desire. In this category, free VPNs simply cannot compare.

Protocols offered

Free VPNs almost exclusively offer their users the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). While this protocol will ultimately mask your IP address, it’s well-known to be full of security risks. This reason alone should suffice to deter most people from using the PPTP protocol, no matter what VPN is providing it.

On the flip side, paid VPN providers will typically offer an assortment.. Take IPVanish for example, the VPN protocols here include IKEv2, IPSec, L2TP, and the shining star of them all: OpenVPN.

Each protocol comes with different levels of security and speed, so users can customize their VPN connection based on their needs.

Privacy policy

Because free VPN services do not charge for their products, they do not inherit much revenue.

So how do they pay for their service to survive?

It doesn’t take much to deduce that free VPNs make money from data mining. Whether they’re logging your traffic and selling it elsewhere or diving through the data on your device is anyone’s guess. That’s not to say that all free VPNs are up to shady tricks. There are most definitely free VPN providers with good intentions. But with no legal obligation to protect your identity, can you really trust them?

When looking to paid VPN providers, there remains a divide between those who record your traffic and those who are “zero logs.” While free VPN providers log data to make a quick buck, paid providers that keep logs do so in the short-term to protect their business. They aren’t selling it to the highest bidder.

IPVanish, are logless —  if you’re gonna pay for your VPN, why would you go with a provider that keeps logs?

Customer support

Like speed and servers, it is costly to have round the clock support. Paid VPN providers can afford to have better support. The price you pay for a VPN includes more than the range of connection options,  it includes the people who can fix issues if they arise.

IPVanish, for example, has 24/7 customer support.

Who’s going to help you at 4am when that free VPN resets your DNS address and breaks your Wi-Fi connection altogether?

Let me get straight to the point: if you’re concerned about your safety or secruity on the web, you shouldn’t rely on something free.

Free VPNs are simply unable to match the speed, the security, or the reliability that paid VPNs have to offer. When people decide to get a VPN, it’s usually to escape from restriction. So, why choose one that cannot deliver the freedom you desire?

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Why you should not use a FREE Vpn - The dangers

Why you should not use a FREE Vpn - The dangers

Why you should not use a FREE Vpn – The dangers

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Why you should not use a FREE Vpn - The dangers

Why you should not use a FREE Vpn - The dangers

 

 

 

 

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