When using VPN services, some user data becomes available to third parties. About this in an interview with the agency «Prime» warned Associate Professor of the Department of “Intelligent Information Security Systems” RTU MIREA Evgeny Kashkin.
The specialist clarified that such data includes the IP address, the IP address of the website you are connecting to, the connection time and the amount of data transferred.
In addition, if you do not use computer protection tools, various viruses may infect the system. In this regard, Kashkin urged not to use VPN when entering banking applications or when making online purchases.
According to the expert, the effectiveness of ensuring privacy while using VPN-service can be checked by searching for information about your IP address on the Internet, in particular, whether the VPN was able to hide your current physical location.
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, admitted that she uses services that allow you to visit sites blocked in the country.
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