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Are VPN and Proxy the Same

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 am
by Lindaawilsoon
I want to know that is there any difference in Virtual Private Network and Proxy??? plz some one clear me some basic points if both are different,
Thanks

Re: Are VPN and Proxy the Same

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:06 am
by Chrispcritters
Here are the basics:

By using a proxy server your web traffic is being forwarded through the proxy. It does not provide additional security to your web traffic. The data being sent between you and the proxy server is not specifically encrypted. Many proxies are actually compromised machines...

When you are using a VPN all the traffic between you and the VPN server is encrypted.

Re: Are VPN and Proxy the Same

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:56 pm
by Lindaawilsoon
Chrispcritters wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:06 am
Here are the basics:

By using a proxy server your web traffic is being forwarded through the proxy. It does not provide additional security to your web traffic. The data being sent between you and the proxy server is not specifically encrypted. Many proxies are actually compromised machines...

When you are using a VPN all the traffic between you and the VPN server is encrypted.
Thanks, dear Chrispcritters, you are making my day...

Re: Are VPN and Proxy the Same

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:38 am
by meerza
Thanks for sharing it, I knew that there is some difference but not what actually is. Today I got it.