So what is a VPN?A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a virtual private network that extends a private network across a public network. Doing this enables users to send and receive their data across shared or public networks as if their portable computing devices were directly connected to the private network.Is it a good idea to use a VPN? The short answer is yes. As we run internet connected applications across a VPN, it gives you the benefits from the added functionality, security and management of the private network.
What’s Opera’s browser bringing to its VPN?Internet users are getting more tech-savvy and investigating VPN providers to secure their browsing activity. Opera has realized this was an important need a few years ago.Opera actually launched Opera VPN, which was a standalone iOS and Android app and even added it into its desktop browsers. However, that, unfortunately, was discontinued.Now Opera is back with a new free VPN service built into its Opera 51 Android browser which began testing last month. What does it do?
- Enables users to establish a private connection between their mobile device and a remote VPN server
- Uses 256-bit encryption
- Users are able to pick a server of their choice from a range of locations
- It also does not require users to open an account to use the service