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Thorin Klosowski
04/13/17

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service provider), but VPN providers are notoriously sketchy. You could do some research to find a good one. Or you can make your own in about 10 minutes.

As a quick refresher, a VPN encrypts your data before it leaves your device, then that data stays encrypted while it travels through your local network and internet service provider (ISP) until it’s eventually decrypted by the VPN server. In this case, you’ll be installing VPN software onto a web service.
Commercial VPNs are easier to set up and while this project isn’t terribly complicated, you do need to be somewhat technically inclined to do it. Since a poorly set up VPN is useless, I’d recommend sticking with a commercial option from a well-known company, like Private Internet Access, SlickVPN, NordVPN, Hideman, or Tunnelbear if you’re not comfortable setting this up for yourself. For the rest of us comfortable with a little command line usage, let’s get going.

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