Are VPNs safe to use?

For the most part, you can assume… Yes. VPNs are safe to use. There are a few important things to keep in mind before using one, however.

The best VPN services hide your IP address and also encrypt your connection. If that is what you’re looking to accomplish, you’re all set.

What countries ban VPNs?

If you live in a country that bans using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), it is important to know that it is illegal and that means it’s probably not safe to use. While VPNs are perfectly legal in the United States, Canada, and other countries, the status can vary in others. The legality of VPNs in the following countries is questionable:

  • China
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • The United Arab Emirates

If you live in one of the countries listed above, The VPN Guy doesn’t recommend using a VPN. After all, it’s illegal.