PureVPN Releases IPv6, DNS, and WebRTC Leak Testing Tools to Help Test Your VPN’s Effectiveness
Data collection, mass surveillance, cyber hacking, and censorship are all major issues faced by the Internet users of today. Therefore, millions of them rely on technologies like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to protect their privacy and security.
Hong Kong (PRUnderground) May 2nd, 2019
However, the real question here is: does the VPN service you use deliver on its promises of protection? In truth, assessing VPNs and separating the best from the rest is a difficult endeavor for most people, sometimes even the tech-savvy!
To make things easier, PureVPN has released a suite of free tools that allow VPN users to check their service for potential leaks. These tests can be taken with any VPN service, and offer a clear picture for people to better assess the risks they could be exposed to.
How do VPN leaks affect privacy and security?
A VPN provides privacy and security on the Internet, but how does it actually work? By hiding a user’s original IP address and routing their traffic through an encrypted tunnel.
This prevents third-parties from knowing which sites and apps someone is using, viewing their personal information, and tracking their online activities across the Internet.
Leaks take place when a VPN is unable to wholly conceal a user’s traffic, due to which most or all of it is sent outside the secure tunnel and directly over the Internet.
PureVPN leak tests to the rescue!
The tools unveiled by PureVPN are as follows:
IPv6 Leak Test – If a VPN only supports IPv4 requests, a user’s IPv6 traffic is sent outside the VPN connection, using the ISP directly. In this way, their actual IPv6 address and identity is leaked over the Internet. Checking for this privacy leak is now made easy with PureVPN’s IPv6 Leak test.
DNS Leak Test – Some VPNs can fail to safeguard the DNS queries of a device, even if the VPN tunnel secures the rest of the traffic from a user’s machine. This results in exposing all the resolution requests from a user’s computer or in other words, leaking all their browsing activities. These leaks, if present, can be detected in no time using PureVPN’s DNS Leak test.
WebRTC Leak Test – A third-party website can take advantage of the WebRTC feature in a user’s browser to view their real IP address and identify them. Not all VPNs keep you safe from WebRTC leaks, and PureVPN’s WebRTC Leak test will help users identify such services without much effort.
Facing WebRTC, DNS, or IPv6 leaks? PureVPN comes packed with fool-proof WebRTC, DNS, and IPv6 Leak Protection to keep users safe and secure from any potential privacy leaks.
PureVPN is a leading VPN service that was established with the aim of providing users with complete internet freedom. Founded back in 2007, it boasts 2,000+ servers in 180 locations worldwide and has an ever-growing community of over three million users. The Hong Kong-based VPN provider offers an extensive set of streaming-centric features, accessible through its dedicated apps, and enjoys a stellar reputation of being one of the fastest VPNs in the market.