Why use VyprVPN or, indeed, any VPN? There is considerable vulnerability from your online activities, whether you are emailing a business colleague or carrying out online banking, not to mention government snooping, ransomware attacks … and more and more people are turning to virtual private networks (VPNs) to protect their online security.
People’s preferences differ widely. Some may want a simple install and click service while others may want to tweak the bells and whistles such as kill switches, DNS leaks etc. The latest service to come to my attention is VyprVPN from Golden Frog which is based in Switzerland to take advantage of that country’s strict privacy laws.
Switzerland has also established global frameworks and safe harbours with the EU, the United States and other countries, which extend privacy protection beyond its borders. The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ruled in 2010 that IP addresses are personal information, and under Swiss privacy laws they may not be used to track Internet usage without the knowledge of the individuals involved.