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Plugging the Leak

Is your VPN keeping your data private? The whole point of using a virtual private network, also known as a VPN, is to keep the information you transmit secure. If your VPN is leaking, it's not doing its job. But, how do you know if it's working? That's the question Ian Paul addresses in this PCWorld article . VPNs may be used at home, but are even more useful when you are away from home using public Wi-Fi hotspots. If you are using a VPN, any data transmitted online should be protected from hackers and malware. To check whether your VPN is configured and working properly, Paul recommends checking to see what IP address your device is currently showing. If your VPN is properly configured, the IP address should be the VPN's IP address, not your device's. For more in-depth inquiries, check out the various tests found on the site. Supporting Web Links 5 key things you need to know about VPNs   Five questions to answer before paying for a