Digital Freedom but at What Cost?

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Over the past few years, we have seen several incidents where a data breach has resulted in the exposure of millions of users and their personal, confidential information. It happened with Yahoo where 3 billion accounts got compromised; it happened with Uber, where 57 million accounts got hacked, and just recently, it happened with Facebook.

Because of this, the majority of the users online have this constant fear of their private information getting leaked. This information, if in the world hands, can lead to severe consequences including identity theft. So, to safeguard themselves, people are now opting to use VPN services to help them protect their privacy online. But are they?

How Safe Are Today’s VPNs

After just a casual stroll through the internet, you will come across hundreds of different types of VPN services, each offering you a way through which you can protect your privacy. Which they do, but to what extent? There is a chance, however small that may be but still a chance none the less that the VPN service, itself, might be storing your information or your logs. Will you take that risk?

Now, most good VPN services do come with privacy policies which emphasize on the fact that they do not store your data or your logs. But will you believe that? With everything that has happened over the years, I doubt anyone would.

As a result, VPN providers are now looking towards third-party auditors to validate their policy policies and ensure its users that the services they are providing are entirely safe.

VPN Providers Now Getting No-Log Certification Status

With users now questioning the authenticity of the VPNs and their privacy policies, VPN providers are now getting their claims validated by third-party auditors. Some of the high-end VPN services have already opted for these certifications, and now, PureVPN is one to join the ranks.

Just recently, PureVPN got it’s systems looked at by Altius IT, a very well-known IT auditor and the findings have verified their claims that they do not keep track of its user’s logs. In the report, the auditors had the following to say:

“On the dates of our review, Altius IT did not find any evidence of system configurations and system/service log files that independently, or collectively, could lead to identifying a specific person and the person’s activity when using the PureVPN service.”

So, as of now, PureVPN is an officially recognized VPN service which operates under a “No-Log” certification. This means they do not store your information or your logs, for any reason whatsoever.