Virtual private networks (VPN) have always been an intruding technology for internet users. Those who don’t know what a VPN is, it’s a private DNS network which creates a secure or more private medium to surf the internet. The internet that we use is public and no doubt there are lots of unidentified data and threats traveling through the wormholes finding a way to intercept your device. When you use a VPN all of your transmission will go through a private network specially created for your use.
Most people don’t know about additional security and sometimes that make sense, I mean why somebody would pay higher price for a private network to access the internet so they can surf the same web page. Sure you’ll get extra privilege like surfing the blocked website in your region, or the torrent site and the govt. will not be able to trace you easily. But why pay for that when you can get a VPN for free.
Opera launched a free and unlimited VPN app for Android. You can enhance your online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, you can also extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.
“The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free service – without a data limit, no log-in required, advanced Wi-Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” says Chris Houston, President of Surfeasy, Opera’s VPN division.
The Viking will keep you safe:
“We’ve incorporated a Viking in the app, because Vikings didn’t care about borders, and they certainly wouldn’t be afraid of public Wi-Fi. The Opera VPN app can unlock online borders and is the closest thing to a Viking shield that today’s mobile users have for virtual self-protection,” says Chris Houston.
Test your Wi-Fi to enhance online privacy:
The Wi-Fi test tool in Opera VPN will scan a Wi-Fi network to check if it’s public or private, if it’s encrypted or not, how many other devices are there that share the same connection, if the IP address and the location are exposed or not, and if others can monitor or sniff device details. If the test tool detects any weaknesses in your network, it will advise the user to enable the VPN.
The test tool gives a score from A, which means the network is secure, to F, which means the network is not secure and the user should proceed with extra caution.
Supported virtual locations
The app let users choose from five server locations: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands.
The Android version of the Opera VPN app follows the iOS version that rolled out globally in May and has already been downloaded by more than one million users.