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Opera Browser Bumps Up Security With Integrated VPN

Discussion in 'VPN' started by Julio Urquidi, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    Seeking to add more value and security to today’s web browsing software, the makers of Opera are adding free VPN capability into the company’s latest browser version.

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    Opera developer 38 will include a built-in VPN client that is both free and unlimited in use. Users will be able to browse the internet securely, without having to pay for additional VPN software or subscriptions.

    According to Opera Software’s blog, the company wanted to innovate upcoming browser versions with components that prior browsers haven’t included yet. Aside from the ad-blocker feature that the prior Opera browser included, adding VPN was the next step in the browser’s evolution.

    Opera’s VPN client will include the following features for browser users:
    • Virtual IP addresses that hide real IP addresses
    • Access to blocked websites that are usually cut off by firewalls
    • Secure data transmission safe from traffic sniffers
    Opera developer 38 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is now downloadable from the Opera website.
     
  2. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    you dont need vpn to protect against sniffers. using HTTPS already does that.

    What it should say rather is protection against MITM.
    Access to blocked websites can be done through proxies and proxies hide your IP and identity way better than a VPN not to mention that encryption can also be used with a proxy. What opera could offer with VPN is better performance as they could cache or even compress like what they do with the mobile browser.
     
  3. yorgi

    yorgi Very Senior Member

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    Even if you use a Proxi don't their servers log your activities? and how would one go about getting a proxy?
    can you please explain what you mean by using a proxy server in comparison to a VPN server?
     
  4. System Error Message

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    Proxy server processes the request so it creates entirely new packets. VPN just changes destination and source.