VPN: Virtual Private Network & install VPNBook

A Virtual Private Network is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like Wi-fi Hotspots and the Internet. Virtual Private Networks are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data. 

However, using a personal VPN is increasingly becoming more popular as more interactions that were previously face-to-face transition to the Internet. Privacy is increased with a Virtual Private Network because the user's initial IP address is replaced with one from the Virtual Private Network provider. Subscribers can obtain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. For instance, you may live in San Francisco, but with a Virtual Private Network, you can appear to live in Amsterdam, New York, or any number of gateway cities.

Why do I need a VPN?

  • Hide your IP address
    • Connecting to a Virtual Private Network often conceals your real IP address.
  • Change your IP address
    • Using a VPN will almost certainly result in getting a different IP address.
  • Encrypt data transfers
    • A Virtual Private Network will protect the data you transfer over public Wi-Fi.
  • Mask your location
    • With a Virtual Private Network, users can choose the country of origin for their Internet connection.
  • Access blocked websites
    • Get around a website blocked by governments with a VPN.

Set up a VPN using VPNBook

Open VPNBOOK official site and download the open-source OpenVPN client configuration and certificate bundle.

Install VPNBook

1. Unzip the downloaded file:

mrdev@kali:~$ unzip VPNBook.com-OpenVPN-PL226.zip

2. Now open the terminal from the path where is OpenVPN files exist.
Select any packet type for e.g. VPNbook-pl226-udp25000.ovpn.
Now run VPNBook using the following command:

mrdev@kali:~$ openvpn vpnbook-pl226-udp25000.ovpn

3. Give the username and password:

4. In this way, you can run openVPN:

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