Standard web encryption is great at protecting your passwords, payment details, and other personal information on most websites and apps you visit. However, it doesn’t stop many third parties (like ISPs) from collecting, storing, and selling all kinds of data about your internet usage. For more complete protection, you’ll need a VPN.
VPNs encrypt all internet traffic coming from your device. Once you’re connected to our VPN servers, all anybody can see is that you’ve connected to a VPN server. Third parties such as internet service providers and network admins can no longer monitor your activity online, including:
Encryption isn’t just for those who ‘have something to hide’. Your browsing history, internet usage data, and other connection metrics should be nobody’s business but your own. There’s no good reason to hand that data over to ISPs, network admins, or IP-based trackers.
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PIA's default settings are highly effective at securing user data. If you’re a more experienced user, we let you optimize your VPN encryption settings to meet your own personal needs.
PIA acts like a safety buffer between your device and the websites or applications you connect to.
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Absolutely. Data encryption is a crucial part of using the internet, and most apps and websites you use every day are already using TLS encryption (on sites that start with “HTTPS”). As more and more of our lives take place online, encryption has never been more important. End-to-end VPN encryption goes one step further, keeping your online data hidden from many third parties, like internet service providers and network admins, as well as various government censors and cybercriminals.
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is the gold standard of data encryption, with three main cypher key sizes – 128-, 192-, and 256-bit. There is no record of AES encryption ever being broken, and a brute-force attempt to crack this encryption algorithm would take theoretically billions of years. It is used by all kinds of security experts, governments, militaries, and other top-security agencies like the NSA to protect highly sensitive data.
When you connect to a PIA VPN server, your connection is given a unique encryption key known only to your computer and the PIA server you’re connected to. Our server then assigns you an IP address to obscure your location and creates a secure tunnel through which all your internet data is sent. Without knowing your encryption key, your data is completely unreadable to everyone except you.
A proxy server allows you to route your VPN connection through an additional server location. Shadowsocks and SOCKS5 are two proxies that PIA offers for users looking to bypass harsh geographical restrictions like those in China, North Korea, or Russia. Note that SOCKS5 proxies are not encrypted.
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