An IP address is a unique number linked to your device that allows it to connect to the internet. But it’s also tied to sensitive information about your device, physical location, and online activity.
On its own, an IP address is harmless. Every device has a public IP address. But advertisers, hackers, and authorities can use your IP for nefarious purposes, such as to:
By hiding your IP address with Private Internet Access, you conceal your identity and location, and can enjoy private, secure, and anonymous online browsing.
Purchase the plan that’s right for you, then follow these simple steps:
Open the PIA app
Connect to any server
Enjoy encrypted traffic and a hidden IP
PIA VPN acts like a buffer between your device and the websites or applications you connect to.
With next-gen servers in 78 countries, PIA VPN makes it simple to change your location and enjoy your favorite content at any time.
With dedicated apps for all major platforms, and the ability to connect 10 devices with one PIA VPN subscription, you can hide all your devices’ IP addresses.
An IP address is a necessary part of connecting to the internet. It’s a unique number linked to all of your online activity — including your device information, location, and more. This unique number provides a way for advertisers, hackers, and authorities can use your IP to track you online, gather and sell your personal information, or restrict your access to online content.
An IP address is necessary to connect to the internet, but it can also be used to track you online, as it is unique to your particular device. Advertisers, cybercriminals, and authorities can use your IP to keep tabs on you, gather and sell your personal information, or restrict your access to online content. For these reasons, it is considered a best practice of internet safety to hide your IP address, just as you would any other private information.
IP addresses are often closely tied to your geographical location. While an IP address won’t reveal the exact address of your home, it’s very easy to tell which country, state, city, or region you’re accessing the internet from. This is bad news for privacy, but good news for easily switching your IP to a new location.
Absolutely. You have a right to privacy online, and using PIA VPN to keep yourself secure and anonymous while browsing the web is perfectly legal in almost all jurisdictions. VPNs are legal in most countries worldwide except China, Russia, Belarus, North Korea, and other authoritarian regimes which only allow citizens to use state-approved VPN services.
PIA VPN connects to a remote server that conceals your real IP address and assigns you a new anonymous one, and encrypts your data. It acts as a buffer between your device and the website you're trying to connect to and offers extra protection and anonymity.
Yes. Your real IP address is still protected when using a Dedicated IP. Unlike a shared IP, which is assigned to many users, a Dedicated IP is unique to your account — no one else can use it — avoiding congestion and giving you better speeds, all while preserving the same security and anonymity of a traditional VPN. So while a Dedicated IP is unique to only you, PIA keeps no record of which Dedicated IP belongs to which user — keeping you anonymous.
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.