Online Privacy Issues are gaining huge importance these days. People are increasingly getting aware about how to protect their online privacy and giving importance to private browsing. They do not want websites to know and collect lots of private information about them, their liking, their online social behavior, their location and their interests. People are becoming aware about how easy is for a hacker in a public hot spot to listen to the data packets sent and received by an unsuspecting person nearby with some common and easily available software.

And if you are one of them, who really care about your online privacy issues, then you must give a serious thought about using VPN service to access the Internet. If you are new to them, then the starting point can be a free online VPN, some of which have already been reviewed in this series of posts.

CyberGhost – The Free Online VPN for your private and anonymous browsing

Cyberghost is yet another free online VPN service, which allows you to remain online without revealing your identity. CyberGhost VPN replaces the externally visible IP address, which users have received from their provider when they dial up to connect to the Internet, with a CyberGhost VPN IP address. The CyberGhost user shares this IP address with a number of other users. This procedure ensures that the CyberGhost VPN IP address should not be assigned to one particular CyberGhost VPN user.

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Communication between the CyberGhost VPN user’s computer and the anonymization servers is also particularly well protected to prevent any eavesdropping on data transfers. This protection is set up in 2 steps when establishing the connection. 1024-bit SSL encryption is used when establishing the connection. In this case, a 128-bit AES key is negotiated, which is unique for each connection. The actual communication takes place via this AES key.

You just have to download a client from their website and start using this free online VPN service straightaway.  However, please keep in mind that free version of CyberGhost VPN will work for only six hours at a time or 1GB of downloads at a time, whichever comes first. You get disconnected after that, although you can then relaunch it again

However, look for the speed of browsing. I have always been skeptical about using some of the free online VPN services, because they have drastically reduced my surfing speed. Please check it out yourself before making a final decision.

Here is a quick video.

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