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Virtual Private Network or VPN plays an important role when you want to browse safely & securely online or want to transfer sensitive data. Here, it provides an encrypted and secure platform to make your online activities safe. Though VPN is designed to provide you with security during online activities still it also needs a certain level of security where it can perform tasks safely. Let’s discuss how to make your VPN secure following below mentioned steps.
Prevent DNS Leaks
Domain Name Servers or DNS is a service used by your computer to translate your URL into a string of numbers that makes up its IP address. Technically, when you connect to VPN it should automatically use a secure DNS server provided by your VPN service. But it doesn’t happen all the time as it tries to connect to its regular DNS connection or public DNS service bypassing its own VPN service. This is called a “DNS Leak”.
Here, you can find a built-in mechanism with your VPN client to fix the DNS leak but if you don’t find one then you need to run a test here for DNS leak. Once it tests your VPN location it should display your VPN’s apparent location, not your physical location. If you find such a situation then you can follow other suggestions on the site to fix this issue.
Prevent IPv6 Leaks
Today we use version 4 of internet protocol to perform most of our tasks. It comes with four-number IP address. To know further, IPv6 or version 6 of internet protocol is also available that is designed to allow a larger amount of internet addresses than version 4 or IPv4. Here, Internet providers are in transition to move from IPv4 to IPv6. Though your system supports both the versions still IPv6 doesn’t operate under VPN hence it can cause certain security issues to your system. The issue is that as IPv6 doesn’t operate under VPN thus cybercriminals can locate you and figure out who you are easily. Though it is not the usual situation then this is the probability.
To deal with this situation, you can disable IPv6 on your system to fix the issue. Some VPN providers already help you do this automatically with built-in features, in other cases you need to do it manually. To know more about IPv6 configuration you can visit the Microsoft guide here.
Double Up Security
This is not so usual or normal suggestion you get from cyber experts but still this another possibility to secure your online browsing and transactions. Here, you can use two VPN services at a time. It means you can secure your already encrypted connection through another tunnel. Remember this step may slow down your system speed.
VPN security is an essential part of your overall online activities where you perform a lot of sensitive tasks and share important data. Here, you can follow the above-mentioned steps to make your VPN more secure. Further, you should be extra careful while selecting the VPN provider as your first priority should be your privacy and security. In addition to these steps, if you know more such steps to secure VPN, feel free to comment below.
Ankush Ameria is Working at systweak.com. Who loves to write on PC tips, latest software and apps to boost system performance.