Hong Kong (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
The Internet is alive with phishers, hackers, and spies. One of the best defenses is a secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) that can be added to mobile phones, laptops, desktops, and routers. While most VPN providers give users software to use for VPN connectivity, many users still wish to setup their own personal, strong VPN connections.
VPNInstructions.com has launched a growing list of different types of setups, covering various VPN tunnel protocols like PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, OpenVPN, and SSTP. And with each protocol, VPNInstructions.com gives detailed graphics and tutorials for systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android 2.x, and Android 4.x.
Users are encouraged to comment on the prepared setup instructions and to also provide instructions for their own devices and how-to scenarios. VPN Instructions is initially using the setup tutorials from leading VPN provider Kovurt VPN, and in the coming months wants to work with other VPN service provider affiliate programs to expand the depth and understanding of using VPNs on different environments around the world.
A VPN creates a secure, encrypted "tunnel" between the user's mobile device or computer and a remote server. This tunnel hides the user's identity from outside snoops and spies. While using a VPN, an Internet user can remain anonymous because usually the VPN provides a new IP address.
Users can also remotely view content from other countries. For example, a user in China who is blocked from accessing Twitter or Facebook can use a VPN to gain access to those sites. Or a user in a London cafe may not want the cafe's manager to snoop on her Internet activity, so she turns on her VPN on her laptop to remain anonymous within the cafe's wireless hotspot area. And travelers in hotels use VPNs to remain safe on the hotel wired and wireless networks. Many companies around the world also compel their employees to use VPNs for added security.
More information and tutorials are available at http://www.VPNInstructions.com.