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There are plenty of reasons to get a vpn for your Mac, mainly computer security. Stealing user names and passwords is unfortunately becoming quite a common practice these days, and user-friendly software designed to jack your private information is turning up in the form of downloadable programs and Firefox add-ons now. While hackers get smarter and thievery becomes easier, the methods of stopping them is become more and more advance. One method is using a vpn to hide your IP address, and many users are choosing a PPTP vpn for Mac.

What exactly does a PPTP vpn for Mac accomplish? Well vpn's in general take anonymous surfing to the next level. Anonymous proxy servers are pretty common for users trying to hide their private information and get truly "free" Internet where advertising companies, government organizations, and all those cookies trying to make you just another part of Internet statistics aren't an issue. However, vpn's add levels of encryption that makes you even safer from spying and thieving. PPTP was the first vpn protocol out there, but since then vpn's have branched off into several different (and more advanced) protocols. Anonymous proxies, though they are able to help you achieve anonymous surfing are actually easily detected and even be breeding grounds for viruses and other malware - depending on the server host and whether it's a free or paid service. If you're trying to upgrade your computer and online security, anonymous proxies are not recommended. A PPTP vpn for Mac is definitely a better choice.

However, there are also other vpn protocols that you might want to consider. L2TP/IPSec and SSL/OpenVpn for Mac are also good choices of vpn protocols. Because PPTP is a relatively old protocol, and doesn't provide the higher levels of security that these other two vpn protocols do, in general, PPTP vpn is regarded as a lesser vpn and a less desirable choice. L2TP vpn requires "certificates" which means that not just anyone with your password and username can access your account - they also need the approval of "certificates" provided only by your device and the receiving server. OpenVpn provides an even higher level of security and anonymity by adding layers of encryption like AES and other ridiculous acronyms which the details of require another 200 words to explain. It's basically an invulnerable vpn protocol.

Despite being the baby brother of vpn's, a PPTP vpn for Mac may still be your choice protocol. There are some advantages of having a PPTP vpn for Mac as opposed to L2TP or SSL, mainly in simplicity of use and installation. Because only a user name and password are required to install and use the vpn, many users who need a quick-fix choose PPTP vpn for Mac. Also, the simplicity of PPTP means that installation and setup is quicker as well. However, it should be noted that installation and setup of an L2TP or SSL vpn is also easy enough, and if you're going to be using public wifi you might want to think about an SSL or L2TP vpn for Mac.


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