VPNs are also vulnerable to cyberattacks

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A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a computer networking technology that enables a secure extension of a local area network over an uncontrolled or public infrastructure, such as the Internet.

‘TunnelVision’ is the technique that allows cybercriminals to access VPNs without needing to decrypt their encryption. This vulnerability affects four main operating systems: Windows, Linux, iOS, and MacOS.

By exploiting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), ‘TunnelVision’ redirects traffic outside of the VPN, enabling the spying of transmitted information.

Although VPNs can be an effective tool for protecting online privacy and are designed to ensure data security by hiding IP addresses and using encryption, this new technique reveals vulnerabilities in their operation. Therefore, it is crucial to choose reliable providers to avoid exposing sensitive data to potential threats.

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