Staying Safe Online By Protecting Your IP Address

Your IP address is like your phone number for your Internet connection. Using commonly available techniques, hackers, data thieves, and companies can use tools or cross reference databases to accurately determinate more information about your identity from your IP address. Hide My IP is a must-have VPN tool for the privacy conscious. Using Hide My IP is a bit like caller ID blocking for your IP, preventing websites, apps, and anyone on the Internet from knowing your true IP and identity.

Hide My IP exclusively uses the most secure VPN protocol – OpenVPN with 256-bit encryption. This means all your Internet traffic and activity is fully encrypted. Not even your ISP or government can know which websites you visit or monitor or record your web traffic data while the software is running.

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Most people who travel outside their home country are aware that Internet availability is different in each country. Some countries block sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Some websites such as BBC iPlayer, Pandora, and Netflix are not available in most countries. Adult websites are blocked in various countries. Hide My IP enables users living or travelling in various countries to change their IP location from more than 75 locations across the globe, thus enabling access to any blocked website.

Boosting Your Internet Connection is Possible

For some situations, using a proxy VPN such as Hide My IP can help boost your connection speed and stability. If your Internet Service Provider is on a network with routing issues, you may notice slowness or an unstable Internet connection. This type of issue is more common for developing countries. Hide My IP can improve your Internet traffic routing, causing an alternate path to be used to access a website, and possibly allowing the website to load faster and more reliably.

Device Compatibility and Pricing

Hide My IP is provided for free on Windows, Mac, and Android devices. The Android edition is completely free, but limits the IP locations users can choose unless a full license is purchased. Hide My IP VPN accounts may be manually configured on other devices such as iPhone, iPad, and routers that support OpenVPN configuration. Hide My IP may be used indefinitely after a one time purchase of $29.95.

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