There are two big reasons why consumers choose a VPN. Number one is a wider range of films and series by using the offer from other countries. Number two is very simple: more security on your iPhone.
As far as the latter is concerned, according to blogger and independent computer consultant (as he himself calls it) Michael Horowitz, you are being ripped off. Your iPhone has been dealing with a vulnerability since 2020 that makes it anything but safer for you.
‘iPhone with VPN is a scam’
Although a Virtual Private Network (also known as VPN) should encrypt your data traffic, in practice this is not always the case. At least, not for consumers who use an iPhone. In March 2020, the vulnerability was discovered by a VPN provider called ProtonVPN.
Normally, a VPN eliminates all current connections to the internet and establishes new, secure connections. This can be seen on your iPhone, for example, by the VPN logo that appears briefly on the screen. This is an important part, because it ensures that data cannot be leaked.
The only problem, however, is that, since iOS 13.3.1, the existing connection is no longer eliminated. Despite your VPN, you are still working on your “insecure” connection.
No solution, so a danger
Since 2020, Apple has been aware of the problems iOS has with a VPN connection. However, the company has not done anything about it to date. Special for a company that usually focuses on the privacy of its users. Especially now, through Michael Horowitz, it is becoming clear that data is actually being leaked.
By using different VPN providers on both an iPhone and an iPad, the conclusion can be drawn that the problem is serious. Each connection not only kept the current connections intact, but also leaked a significant amount of data.
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So anyone who has closed a VPN to make their internet use more secure will come home from a cold fair. Scammed, you could almost call it. Your iPhone has a lot of functionalities that you as a consumer can benefit from, but a VPN has not been one of them in the past two years. And from camp Apple it remains silent…
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