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Make sure your VPN is setup correctly using a DNS Leak Tool

Using a VPN has become critical in this day and age of ISPS and government spying on what websites consumers visit every day. However, there is a big threat to the concept of using a virtual private network. If a service provider is guilty of DNS leakage, the user may not enjoy the privacy and anonymity they pay for. Thankfully, there is a new DNS leak test that shows whether or not a user is “protected” while using the Internet.

DNS Leak Tests Are A Vital Part of Online Privacy

Whenever someone suffers from a DNS leak, third parties can monitor one’s internet behavior. This includes obtaining an overview of which websites have been visited, as well as any applications being used by the internet user. Protecting against DNS leaks has become a lot easier over time, thanks to the emergency of VPN service providers.

However, one needs to keep in mind VPNs can only prevent DNS leaks if they are configured correctly. For the average consumer, it is virtually impossible to tell whether or not that is the case. Until now, that is, as a new DNS leak tool has been created to provide valuable insights as to how secure one’s VPN connection really is. This is a big step forward for those who cherish online privacy.

Users who connect to the internet without a VPN connection will use the DNS servers provided by their internet service provider. More advanced users may change these DNS settings to different servers, such as the ones provided by Google. However, both types of DNS settings allow for the server operator, as well as anyone else with the ability to listen to your network traffic, to gain insights into your internet behavior. This effectively eliminates any shred of privacy one may think to have.

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Using a VPN is the go-to solution to avoid worrying about someone spying on your Internet traffic. However, not every VPN is configured correctly, which may lead to the user’s device sending traffic outside of the VPN tunnel. Another possible outcome is how the DNS traffic is sent to the VPN tunnel, but doesn’t reach the service provider itself. Both situations severely impact user privacy in a negative manner.

DNS leakage can be caused by a few different factors. Not using the proper application for the VPN connection is one of the most common issues. Additionally, it is possible a hacker has taken control over the network you are connected to. In most cases, this means someone hijacked the router or public wifi hotspot to intercept traffic. Most providers offer DNS leak protection, but there is little they can do about configuration outside of their control.

With the new DNS Leak tool accessible to everyone in the world, this matter should no longer be a threat to online privacy. All users need to do is visit the website and check the results to see if there is any noticeable DNS leak. Once everything checks out, users can browse the internet in a secure and private manner, the way it is supposed to be in the first place.

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Mark Arguinbaev

I'm a 28 year old cryptocurrency entrepreneur. I was introduced to Bitcoin in 2013 and have been involved with it ever since. Fun Fact: I mined cryptocurrency using my college dorm room's free electricity.

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