It is not enough to open a private browsing window to protect your personal data on the Internet or to circumvent the limits imposed by your geographical location. The best solution is still to go through a VPN. Futura explains how to use CyberGhost VPN, whose multiplicity of protocols and encryption algorithm guarantee your anonymity.
The acronym VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. In French, we could translate the expression as “Virtual private network”. Behind these terms, for some obscure, hides a technology making it possible to secure your activity on the Internet. How? ‘Or’ What? By establishing a connection tunnel, most often encrypted, between your computer and a Web server located somewhere in the world, the idea being to virtually relocate your connection. The result: you change your IP address and hide your location from anyone who intercepts your traffic.
Without a VPN, anyone can intercept your browsing data. © CyberGhost VPN
Typically, a VPN is used to bypass digital censorship and prevent third parties from collecting personal information from your internet activity. Common practices in countries like Russia. In France, it may be useful to use a VPN to bypass selective traffic management by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This may involve a forced reduction in bandwidth, an alteration in the definition of the audiovisual content streamed or the promotion of certain sites and services belonging to these same ISPs.
CyberGhost is a cross-platform VPN built on OpenVPN, IKEv2, and L2TP / IPSec. It is this plurality of protocols, coupled with AES-256 encryption, which guarantees maximum confidentiality and security for your online activity. Another important point: CyberGhost VPN applies a ” no log ” policy, meaning that the company behind the VPN does not collect or store any of your personal data.
The service is available on Windows, macOS, Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora), Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. You can access it after installing the client software on your PC or connected TV.
Among all the options it offers, CyberGhost VPN masks your IP address and protects your entire digital identity. This includes your login credentials, personal information such as email address and date of birth, online transactions, search and browsing history, your browser’s digital fingerprint, your device’s MAC address, and applications or services that you use. By securing all of this data, CyberGhost VPN prevents web players from building a complete profile of your habits and reselling this information to advertisers or watchdogs.
By blocking malicious sites and forcing “https” to load, CyberGhost VPN secures your internet browsing. © CyberGhost VPN
CyberGhost VPN also operates over public Wi-Fi networks, where your traffic can easily be intercepted by malicious third parties. We think of the theft of your banking data, your login or password, or the installation of malware on your device without your knowledge.
The streaming and freedom of navigation are not immune to CyberGhost VPN allows you to bypass geographic restrictions and digital censorship. On vacation halfway around the world, you can continue to enjoy your Netflix content just like at home.
CyberGhost VPN is flexible and declines its subscription offer according to your real needs over time:
For an additional 5 euros per month, you can subscribe to a dedicated IP belonging exclusively to you.
Whichever plan you choose, CyberGhost VPN includes the same features: access to all servers in the world and connection spanning up to seven devices at the same time.
Start by creating your account on CyberGhost VPN using your email address and a strong password.
Create your CyberGhost VPN account online in seconds. © CyberGhost VPN
You are automatically redirected to your account settings. You are assigned a PUK code: remember to save it, it will be useful if you are unable to access your CyberGhost VPN account (credentials lost or stolen).
In your account settings, click on “Get CyberGhost VPN”, then select your subscription from the different plans offered. If you have already subscribed to the service, enter your activation key in the dedicated field.
Click on “Get CyberGhost VPN” to subscribe to the service. © CyberGhost VPN
Finally, go to the “My devices” tab, download the desktop client and start the software installation.
Download the application on your computer, tablet, smartphone or connected TV. You can use CyberGhost VPN on seven devices at the same time. © CyberGhost VPN
On PC, CyberGhost VPN displays an intuitive interface consisting of a connection button and a drop-down menu of the best available servers. Click on the yellow arrows to manually select a relocation country and connect to the server of your choice.
Select the country and the server of your choice according to the ping and the number of users connected simultaneously. © CyberGhost VPN
Additional details tell you how far these servers are, their ping, and the number of users they gather. You can save as many servers as you want to your favorites. This will make it easier to find them the next time you connect to CyberGhost VPN.
Pin your favorite servers to find them quickly. © CyberGhost VPN
To log out, just click the Power button.
With CyberGhost VPN, you easily bypass the geographic limits imposed by the various streaming services to which you subscribe. On the move in the United States, you continue to enjoy your Netflix series or Spotify playlists without restrictions thanks to an optimized server list.
Go to the “For streaming” tab and select the ideal country / server pair to stream your previously inaccessible content.
Optimized servers allow you to bypass geographic restrictions and access the content of your streaming services. © CyberGhost VNP
Created to make it easier for you to get started with CyberGhost VPN, this list of dedicated streaming servers is not exclusive. You can obviously select one manually from the 6,000 or so servers available in 90 countries.
Article written in partnership with CyberGhost VPN.