When connecting to our virtual private network (VPN), we establish a secure encrypted communication channel between your PC and our core network. All your outgoing and incoming data packets are automatically routed through this secure tunnel. This implies that your data is safe from eavesdroppers at your local site (e.g. internet cafe or college network), your internet service provider and your local government. No person located between you and our servers is able to listen in on your communication.
While connected to our virtual private network (VPN), all incoming requests from third parties first reach our server. Our internal firewalls are configured to block all incoming traffic on unknown ports before injecting the requests into the virtual tunnel. You can configure this behaviour through the web interface (port forwarding). This mechanism gives you an additional layer of security and puts you in control over which data leaves and reaches your computer.
When surfing the net, you are identifiable by your unique IP address that is assigned to you by your internet service provider. Individual websites and networks (e.g. ad networks) collect this information and can build profiles based on it. Your IP address not only identifies you but also discloses your location, internet service provider and connection speed. By using our service, you disguise your true identity, true location and instead surf the web using the identity of our VPN server.
Websites that you visit while not connected to a VPN service can track your request and determine the country of origin of this request. If you travel or live (Ex-patriot) oversees, this can lead to problems when purchasing goods, watching movies or listening to music online. Whether online stores decline your purchase based on your origin (e.g. China) or companies suddenly offer you different rates, you can circumvent this by using our service.
Safely use Hot Spots
When you connect to the internet using an untrusted network (e.g. an unknown hot spot at a restaurant) you normally are obliged to refrain from transmitting sensitive information. Your network operator - even other users - might eavesdrop on your unencrypted communication (e.g. emails, online orders, etc.). By using HomeVpn.com, every packet that leaves your computer is encrypted on your computer and travels through the untrusted network as part of a fully encrypted, fully anonymous data stream.