A virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect yourself online, especially on public hotspots. Opera is the first and only major browser to have a built-in unlimited browser VPN that is completely free. How can you know that the Opera VPN is safe?

You don’t need any extra software. You don’t need an account. Simply toggle the VPN badge, and you can surf the Web like normal without worrying about the security of the Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop. But now you are trusting Opera VPN instead of the public hotspot.

How Secure Is Opera VPN?

The safety and security of Opera VPN depend on two major factors: encryption to the server and no logging. When you enable Opera VPN, the browser creates a secure connection to one of our VPN servers. This connection uses industry-standard 256-bit encryption. To put that number in perspective, the encryption key is one of extraordinarily large number of keys (115,792,089,237,316,195,423,570,985,008,687,907,853, 269,984,665,640,564,039,457,584,007,913,129,639,936, to be exact). In other words, a hacker will not be able to guess the key. Your connection to our VPN server (and consequently, your data) will remain private.

How Safe Is Opera VPN?

Safety and security are often used interchangeably, but with a VPN, safety is more than just how secure your connection to the server is. Since the VPN server can see everywhere that you go online, choosing a bad VPN could just be exchanging one privacy concern for another, which is one of the problems when looking through reviews of free VPNs.

How do you know what a VPN is doing with your data?

Opera VPN works in line with our privacy policy which explains exactly what we do with your data:

When you use our built-in VPN service, we do not log any information related to your browsing activity and originating network address.

No logs. No tracking. What you do online is your own business.

How Fast Is Opera VPN?

When you enable Opera VPN, the browser automatically connects to the server that will provide you with the best user experience. But if you would prefer a server in a different geographic area, simply go the VPN settings and choose the region that you would like. With servers around the world, we offer users a choice between three regions: America, Asia, and Europe. The exact location of the server will affect your connection speed, especially if you choose a region that is not optimal.

But Opera VPN can keep up with good broadband connections. The most significant slowdown that you may experience is an increased ping (the time required to send a signal to a remote server and receive a response). Even then, the difference should be only a matter of milliseconds, a small compromise for the peace of mind that a VPN can provide.

Download Opera for Computers today and try the browser VPN. Keeping your data safe can be challenging now, but we’re helping to make it easier. With simplicity, safety, and speed, Opera VPN can help you protect yourself online.

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