🔴The TRUTH about VPNs. You NEED to see this! 2019 (Kodi / Streaming / APK / Security)

🔴The TRUTH about VPNs. You NEED to see this! 2019 (Kodi / Streaming / APK / Security)

hey guys welcome back so I think there’s
a lot of confusion out there regarding VPNs some people are saying that you
must use a VPN other people are saying that VPN is only necessary if you’re
torrenting there’s confusion about what happens to the speed and lots of other
stuff so I thought I make this quick video and basically go over some of the
most common questions and give you my take on them so with all of that being
said let’s get so question what is a VPN so a VPN stands for virtual private
network and it’s a method of connecting to the internet or to another network in
a secure manner where your traffic is encrypted so let’s put that into real
life so right now if I want to access Netflix or you know to a website my
computer will make a connection through my ISP and from my ISP I’ll make a
connection to Netflix and then I’m then able to stream that content so if I want
to watch a movie or you know stream a TV show I can do that now if Netflix were
able to check their logs they would see that this IP address belonging to tech
doctor in the UK has made his connection and is currently streaming at the
walking-dead for example now in the case of VPN if I do install a VPN on to my
computer or to my Android box or into my Feist take the job of that software is
to basically encrypt my traffic so what that means is before my traffic actually
leaves my computer or my Android box the VPN software will encrypt our traffic
and I’ll create a secure tunnel to a VPN server that I choose so let’s say for
example I decided to choose a VPN server in Canada so the VPN software will
encapsulate and encrypt my traffic and send it directly to a VPN server in
Canada now the job of the Canada VPN server is or all VPN servers is to
basically decrypt that traffic and then fooled you on to the target destination
so in my case it would be Netflix now if Netflix were now to check their logs
they’ll see the IP address of the actual VPN server in Canada so there’ll be no
trace of me actually accessing Netflix in their logs so this would give you
some form of anonymous networking because as the data left my computer
that was encrypted so so for example my ISP Khan
what’s inside the traffic tunnel but also from a Netflix point of view they
will see that this connection was made from Canada not from the UK so for
example if there are shows or if this certain movies or certain TV shows only
available to Canadian users then this way I can use a VPN and now access that
content okay so next up we have will I lose speed with the VPN and the short
and easy answer is yes 100% as previously mentioned when you’re
using a VPN server or VPN you’re not making a connection directly from your
computer to the target destination you’re going via somewhere else first so
so any time you add an extra point or an extra hop in the journey that is gonna
cause you some delay so that is gonna slow you down now the question is how
much speed I’m going to lose and what I can do to limit the speed now to
determine how much speed you’ll lose there’s a couple of different factors at
plays so if I choose a VPN server which is geographically really far away from
me so I’m in the UK so I purposely choose the VPN server based in Australia
now because of that physical distance all of my data all of my traffic has to
go via UK all the way to Australia then depending on where the actual website is
then route from there onto the website I want to the service so let’s say for
example I choose to browse Amazon Cotto UK so presumably those servers will be
hosted in the UK but because I’ve chosen to go via a VPN server based in
Australia that is severely going to reduce my speed because that data flow
will have to go UK Australia back to UK so the general rule of thumb is
whichever service or whichever a target destination you’re going to go to try
and choose a VPN server in that location or alternatively just choose a VPN
server that’s very close to you so you basically minimize that latency from
your device to the VPN server and then from there onto the target destination
that’s probably the first thing you can do to mitigate the speed loss when using
a VPN now the second thing which is also quite an interesting point a law if it
does depend on which device you’re using so me doing the VPN speed test on my
computer using the same VPN ipvanish clicking to the same VPN server
something based in London will see the results so that speed tests are greatly
different we the exact same speed test on my Miko box
for example now the reason for that is obviously when your device is encrypting
data its encrypting packets it’s allowing these things to run in the
background that is gonna cause overhead for your device so if your device is not
very powerful that is gonna affect your speed now also an around the same speed
test on a fire stick that was by far the slowest
so we can clearly see depending on the power of your device will greatly affect
what kind of speeds you see when using a VPN server so let’s see this test in actions on the
top left hand side is my computer without any VPN running and we can see I
get run by a 70 Meg on the top right I’ve enabled ipvanish and we can see
again run about 60 mega so I’ve lost about 10 Meg and on the bottom left I’m
using my Michal box and there we can see I’ve lost about 25 mega so so so we can
see the more power that the box has or my computer in this case it has a less
impact on the speed the slow your box is or the slow your device is that will
have a greater impact on your overall speed with VPN so the close at this
point I would say yes of course you are gonna lose some speed when using a VPN
but as we’ve seen now a law if it does depend on what kind of device you’re
using which kind of VPN service you’re connecting to but also we must take into
account that if privacy or you know staying anonymous online is your number
one priority then losing ten or twenty or even thirty Meg of speed is that
worth it or not so that’s something you really have to decide for yourself so I
know for the majority of people though as long as it’s doesn’t really affect
their browsing or when the streaming stuff having the VPN enabled as long as
their speed doesn’t drop below like 20 mega so which is more than enough for
doing HD streaming then really it shouldn’t be of concern next up we have
probably the most common question I’ve been asked regarding VPNs which is do I
have to use a VPN now I think to answer this one I would say it really depends
on who you are and what you do on your computer so I mean what are the most
common reasons for using a VPN I’ll say probably security and privacy is
probably the main reason which basically means like let’s say for example you’re
a coffee shop or you’re using some public Wi-Fi do you really want to be
doing your banking or shopping over an unsecured Network and the answer should
be most definitely not so if you’re doing some kind of banking transactions
or you know shopping you definitely do not want to do that over an unsecured
Network so for that definitely if you do have a VPN that’s definitely the time
you do want to user the next reason we probably have is to get around geo
restriction so this basically means like if I’m in the UK and I travel to another
country by still want to watch BBC iPlayer because of geofencing the BBC
iPlayer servers would only allow connections from UK based or IP
addresses so one way around that be to connect to a VPN server based in
the UK and I’m then able to access that content another big reason is to get run
restrictions in your country so I know for example in China or certain parts of
China you’re not able to access Twitter or Facebook so if you do want to use
those social media platforms the only option you have is to use a VPN because
once again if you go via VPN they can actually see what you’re looking at so
you’re able to access that content now probably the two main reasons which you
classify as grey areas depending on where you are is a streaming content and
then also torrenting now I think we’re taunting there’s not really much of a
debate so and the big reason we Turrentine because that’s something else
that people have asked me is what’s the big deal with torrenting so I would say
it’s probably the biggest issue torrenting is not really the fact that
you’re downloading this potentially copyrighted content it’s basically the
fact that your client is also sending out that potentially copyrighted
material so so the fact that you’re sharing that stuff that’s what causes
basically the red flags and the alarms when people are using torrents so again
if you do use a VPN that does support torrents then if you do want to download
something I mean in certain countries or certain eyes PS
they actually blocked on traffic so you can actually find normal things on
torrents like for example Linux distributions or other large files
instead of having a single server serving you like a two gig or five gig
file it’s just a lot more efficient to do it through torrents so even though
that foiled that distribution of Linux is totally legal and nobody would ever
question you because it’s open source the fact that it comes without torrents
if your ISP is blocking torrents then you’re not going to be able to use it so
once again if you were to use a VPN you will be able to access that content now
if you’re just a typical user who just uses that YouTube or Twitter or Facebook
doesn’t do any kind of like streaming or torrenting it’s not.we concerned about
if the ISP knows what they’re looking at then really I can’t see any benefit of
you having a VPN because as we’ve seen with a previous question where the VPN
you go for you will lose some of your speed so if the previous reasons I
mentioned are not really applicable to you then a really concerned benefit of
you then going for a VPN because you’re just not a use case for it so lost or
because some of the smaller questions so first up we’ve got is it legal to use a
VPN now using a VPN is legal in most
countries except I think is about six or so we know how to use it countries like
Iran chyna I believe also in Russia now it’s
been banned turkey North Korea and there’s a few more so as long as you
know in one of those countries you’re able to use a VPN without any kind of
legal issues whatsoever next up we have can I use a free VPN yes of course you
can use a free VPN it’s totally free to try out but the question I always get
asked is how come this VPN is free generally and by and large when anything
is free online there’s a reason why it’s free which means either they’re selling
your data they’re monitoring what you’re doing or lots of different reasons so
big services like you know Facebook or Gmail or you know these are the big
platforms the reason why they’re free is as I say when a product that you’re
using is free then you yourself are the product that’s being sold because
they’re monitoring what you’re doing they’re selling your browsing habits or
they’re selling your preferences or they’re giving you you know a specific
address based on who you are what kind of stuff you look at so that’s why it’s
free so similarly with the free VPN yes you can use it but I’ll be very very
careful about what you do using free VPN next up we have what does a VPN
Killswitch do so so as the name implies on certain VPNs
you can set up a kill switch which basically means that if your VPN was to
be terminated for whatever reason either you can get it to turn off your internet
connection or you can also make it shut down a program so let’s say for example
you’re using a torrent client because you want to download something you can
set the application in your kill switch so the application can only run if the
VPN is running if the VPN stops whatever reason then application will be
terminated and now you can guarantee that you’re not accessing any of these
applications without your VPN running someone said VPN will give you more
speed I actually saw this on a review Doc’s channel great guide if you check
him out if you’re not subscribed definitely subscribe to that guy and the
reason why saying that certain ISPs are known to throttle certain protocols
which means as I’m monitoring your traffic they can see that oh tech doctor
is now using peer-to-peer or torrents so because he’s using torrents I’m gonna
limit how much bandwidth he can have and they are perfectly able to do that so
one way around that would be to use a VPN so if I wasn’t using it and because
my ISP is throttling my connection let’s say I’m only gain 20 mega of my normal
speed as soon as I use a VPN because they consider traffic I should
be able to get more speed so that’s why that statement that using a VPN in
certain conditions or specifically when your eyes be circling you it can help
you speed up your connection and lastly we have how can I find a good VPN to use
so I personally use ipvanish I’ll also use Nord VPN in the past the good thing
with musti’s VPN providers is you do have 30-day no quibble moneyback
guarantee so you can try it I’ll give it a go and see how it affects your speed
you know see if it does give you the privacy or the nonnamous network
connectivity if that does meet your requirements and you can carry on if
whatever reason you don’t like it you have the option to get all of your money
back well that’s all for this video guys many
thanks for watching and many thanks for staying till the end if you did enjoy
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you guys on the next one thanks thanks again for watching guys oh
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100 Replies to “🔴The TRUTH about VPNs. You NEED to see this! 2019 (Kodi / Streaming / APK / Security)”

  1. Look I got provider trying come in to my home and is trying throttling my network and slow it down just say problems in my home witch is away invade my home see what I have

  2. VPN in Australia is NOW only good to prevent hacking. YOU ARE NOT INVISIBLE TO THE FEDERAL POLICE. A law was passed in December 2018 which allows the FEDS to legally gain access to all encryptions used by VPN providers for Australia. BYE BYE Privacy AGAIN.

  3. And why did governments step in and stop torrenting? No its not because they care about copyright laws, its because they lose TAX when people don't buy from mainstream. This is why torrents are blocked in Australia. I'm more than happy to legally purchase, as long as my greedy government doesn't add tax!

  4. It’s really slower to re-route your IP somewhere further verse somewhere closer? It takes me just as long to send a message to someone in Australia as it does to someone sitting right next to me. I feel like that’s not how the internet works

  5. Wish commenters would stick to the subject of VPN and STOP commenting on how they finally get to see the guy behind the curtain.

  6. Thanks for the detailed video. However, what do you think s about saferVPN.com comparing to nordvpn and we xpressvpn

  7. GREAT video. Explained a lot that I did not know. And, very easy to understand you. I usually have a difficult time understanding some UK Accents. Thanks for all the info.




  9. Your point number 1: Are you kidding?!? Netflix won't have a record of you accessing their service? Lol they will know it is you by your account credentials you used to log into Netflix.

    Point 2. You are right about latency
    Speedtest downloads and uploads files so yes of course your device effects the test big time. The memory and read and write speed to the disk is the bottle neck in this case. That's why speedtest is different

    Point number 3. Hilarious… you don't need a VPN on public wifi to do your banking transactions lol
    Most websites and especially banking goes over HTTPs. HTTPs means it is encrypted communication. It means even if someone is sniffing the wifi they would not be able to see or access anything of your communication with your bank.

  10. VPN's give people a false sense of security, even with a good VPN that you keep updated with all patches can still be cracked! You need to monitor all of your logs and know what your logs should look like so you can tell if something is wrong.

  11. Note I was an engineer on the Atlas computer at manchester UNI in the early 1960's. and I was selling computers until 7 years ago. One VPN is based in New Guinea and is very popular with people thinking they are "private" NO they are not, this particular VPN service is owned by the West German secret service!!! There is NO privacy on the public WWW. internet

  12. If you do or do not think a von works, I feel you should look at bill binneys(retired nsa) YouTube videos on the actual ability to track packets. There is no real way to hide!!!!

  13. Hi great video thanks. I have a problem with vpn on my sony android tv, my tv keeps rebooting if connected to a vpn. Do you know if there is a fix for this. Sony are not bothered just tell me to u install it 😝

  14. Enjoyed the vid …. Could you please tell me if it is normal on a windows 10 platform for the wifi connection icon in my system tray turning into a cable icon as if I connected a cable when I turn on my my vpn software (which is a subscribed one) When I highlight it …. it shows connected to an unkown source public network. But when I check my windows settings. It says I'm on my own networks private mode (with the wifi icon showing alongside). Is this just the vpn's way of hiding my network. Thanks for your time ….

  15. Hi Doc. I only have 30 meg to start with (that is fastest in my area); speed with my Firestick
    is down to 20 meg., I really do not want to lose any more speed.. W.G.

  16. The bit about the geographical location of the server is complete nonsense. The signals travelling through wires and radio go close to the speed of light! The actual problem is that more internet hops are necessary so there is a greater chance of encountering a router with heavy traffic. On a good day, however, there won't be any difference.

  17. Thanks TDUK, Wouid if you could do a video how to add a vpn to kodi for I have try to add a vpn to kodi in so many ways and still not able to.

  18. I got 10 mbps lol I am down to 4-5 mbps when using VPN. Funny thing I am not at all affected by it much, because back then my connection was shit and I would get 500 kbps to 1.45 mbps max. Go even backwards, dial up modem age, those things were slower. Oh man playing Half Life 1 on Dial-Up 56k LOL. I am happy as long as I've above 5 mbps. When downloading large games, it can be bummer, but hey I love the stability of my current connection. It took me almost 5 hours to download Fallout 4 which is almost 29 gigs. Btw, subscribed!

  19. My biggest question is the firestick. Apps like Terrarium TV or Cyberflix. Is a VPN needed for apps like that?

  20. It takes all my speed away buy maybe 20mbgs download and nothing hardly works with ip vanish ,I have 200 mbgs

  21. Building my own VPN on a home server would not be much help from hiding my data from my ISP or Government if using for torrent?

  22. There's a little more to it than traffic encryption, but a fair enough explanation.
    I wouldn't even conduct financial transactions through my home secure server without a VPN. But if you do, please change your network key from the default and replace it with something strong. It's a trivial matter to sniff several minutes of traffic and brute-force attack it offline.
    In general, internet security is being the guy who doesn't have to outrun the tiger, he just has to outrun the others.

  23. I tried out several VPNs and tested them for Netflix and the online tv I get but however when I am out of the country even though I activate the VPN it is a no go show. Every VPN I have tested say they are the best – yes at grabbing money from you maybe !

  24. can I use a VPN without paying anyone other than the VPN supplier. Can I use one without having a router or internet contract?

  25. Here's a question: If you have a hacker that knows your modem details and hacks past your security on your household modem, does a VPN really help? Doesn't a VPN encrypt your stream of data once it leaves your device? But if some one knows all the "back-end" details of your modem and hacks through your modem and your router to your machine and then "hacks" a login to your machine, Does a VPN protect against that at all?

  26. This was immensely helpful as I spent all of yesterday traveling down the rabbit hole on this topic. Who can be trusted, the 5/14 eyes, which vpns log your usage (the case with ipvanish under different management), throttling bandwidth once locked into a yearly plan (a reviewer accused nord of this), youtube reviewers getting commissions. I have been thinking of trying torGuard and just turning it off when I use streaming sites. They have a streaming IP but the price ratchets up.

  27. Hi very interesting video, There was a couple of thing you mentioned one is about throttling, could you make a list of which ISP`s are known to do this, and with a VPN if the VPN provider can see what you are doing then arnt you just swapping being seen from the ISP to the VPN provider

  28. Heh man, thanks for the great video. I've a question, if I was using IPTV on a firestick would u recommend I used a VPN? Obviously I'm using the IPTV to stream sports content that I would otherwise have to pay for but avoiding.

  29. Congratulations on being such a professional youtuber TechDoc. Truly amazing work and extra credit for the way you advertise on your videos.

  30. I have a question. If your data is encrypted before leaving your computer, how does the destination know what decryption to use to be able to use the data and what is keeping someone else from obtaining that code needed to decrypt that information?

  31. When it comes to throttling torrenting apparently my ISP doesn't. Curious you mentioned torrents because I just got done getting a new Linux distro that way. I had to throttle it myself because my ISP lets it come in so fast my computer spends way too much CPU on it to allow me to do anything else.In fact from what I saw, it was actually coming in faster than my connection should allow by default.

  32. If the government were to be involved, would the vpn company legally have to give your isp address to them?

  33. wrong about speed depending where you are broadband speed is the speed of light 186000 a sec so it wont make a noticably difference

  34. other than the fact that you logon to netflix and they know it's your account… so whether it's Canada, Botswana or UK they know it's you via an account… DER so bad example.

  35. Netflix wouldn't have you in their logs if you're using a vpn? That's not true. It's the ISP and anyone other than the destination that you're looking to keep your activity from. Netflix for instance know it's you because you login, it just looks like you're in another location.

  36. Will hit 1 Million subscribers on July 24 at 8:10. This loaded well on NVIDIA. I only wish that the "OLPAIR.COM", "VEV.IO/PAIR", and/or that other PIN Generator step was eliminated as I have picked up a virus or something that caused xxx rated screens to pop-up on my computer. Any suggestions about the safer options for pairing is required? I think the PIN generating thing is what pushed my computer over the edge with xrated pop-ups.

  37. Great explanation about vpn’s. I feel safe knowing that I don’t really need one for just streaming movies on my fire stick. Thank you giganticly from a novice tech dork!

  38. My main reason for coming here was to know if I needed a VPN just to stream stuff using KODI addons. I'm still not sure I have the answer. I know torrenting you definitely need one.

  39. Excellent video – Nice, concise and to the point – Learned more in 13 minutes than ever before on VPN – thank you!

  40. I have noticed Virginmedia is blocking paid IPTV when EPL is on. When you use a VPN it works fine. I have been using IP vanish and it has stopped working without warning when I have been using peer to peer. Useful info on kill switch I'll have to set that up to kill uTorrent and Popcorn Time

  41. Wat best for messanger social media and even private text messages I can smell the Lil spies on everything I do hhhelp

  42. For me if i try to stream a torrent movie on my android box with my VPN turned on,,,,,i mostly get stuttering/buffering/pauzes when watching. Can that be changed? My up/download speed is threw glassfiber, 100 mb.up/down. I hope anyone can look at my question. Thx for the vid ! i get to chose between p2p servers or without p2p, does it make a difference?

  43. But to access a Netflix movie (for example) you still have to use your Netflix account, do you not? Therefore they know it's you.

  44. Is there any way that you could help me? I used VPN a couple of times, then I couldn't connect to my Wifi. It says something about my IP Address. Can you help me fix this?

  45. Netflix, Prime and IPlayer don't allow you to log on using IP Vanish.. they can tell you are using one 🙄

  46. Thanks for this information. It's been a while since you made this but my follow up question is is there any difference between streaming and downloading?

  47. Great video, well explained. I work in IT so I have a slight criticism. Totally disagree that people who only 'surf' shouldn't bother with a VPN. AI is on the verge of transforming the world. The subsequent data mining will expose a lot of people's intimate online behaviour . I'm no conspiracy theorist, but the following profiling and potential hacking will leave a lot of people at risk. Everyone should have VPN subscription. Everything you have ever done on the internet is on a server, somewhere. Forever. It's surprising that so many of my friends are not aware of this fact, especially kids. Everyone should use VPN, always. It's not 100%, like you said, but it is absolutely needed in today's world – by all.

  48. Netflix in the UK don't let you use a VPN. You'll get a message saying "you're using a blocker" and you have to switch it off or you can't access netflix. I used express vpn free for a month using kodi and it was brilliant and fast.

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