Cyprus VPN for privacy & security
- Get a Cyprus IP address
- Secure your public Wi-Fi browsing
- Avoid internet censorship and restrictions
- Protect your privacy with a Cyprus VPN
Why use a VPN in Cyprus?
Hide your trace online
It’s impossible to be completely anonymous online. However, by connecting to a VPN server, you encrypt your connection (making it unreadable if intercepted) and change your IP address (so that it doesn’t lead back to your home), regaining some much-needed privacy!
Overcome restrictions and censorship
Freedom House gives Cyprus 94 of our 100 when it comes to freedom. However, as reported in the 7th International Conference on e-Democracy, internet service providers (ISPs) in Cyprus have engaged in measures like DNS hijacking (redirecting traffic) and website blocking. VPNs can get around these measures.
Remain private online while at home and abroad
51% of Cypriots claimed to be cyber-crime proof in a Eurobarometer poll. Yet 14% have had their social media hacked, 26% percent experienced virus attacks and 5% succumbed to ransomware. With a VPN on, you can increase your security against these threats
Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of other service providers.
A Cypriot VPN you can rely on
Mask your IP address
Whether you’re connecting from southern or northern Cyprus, you want to leave as little trace as possible. Mask your IP with Cypriot VPN!
Stay protected while traveling
Cyprus is visited by 4 million tourists each year. Will you be one of them? Protect yourself on the road and get Surfshark to block malware, ads, trackers and phishing attempts!
Can you be tracked if you use a VPN?
If you’re using a VPN, you can’t be tracked online unless you manually leave personally identifiable information behind. VPNs fool DNS look-ups, the most basic way of tracking a person online. Moreover, VPNs hide your IP address as well – and an IP is a very personally identifiable digital footprint to leave behind.
Even better, a VPN fools Deep Packet Inspection. This resource-intensive method scans the contents of the information you send online. However, as a VPN encrypts all the data, DPI can’t read anything.
Should I pay for a VPN?
You should pay for a VPN. When you get a VPN subscription, you’re paying for additional research and development that will help the VPN keep up with the changing technologies. You also pay for the upkeep of its physical servers that require 24/7 security maintenance.
If you engage with a free VPN, you put your privacy at risk. Not only are you likely to have fewer app features and worse technical support, but your data may be used to keep the VPN company afloat. With free VPNs, sales of metadata or shady owners tied to government or security services are a consistent concern.
In fact, research shows that 38% of free VPN clients contain malware. Getting one of those may put you among the 26% of Cypriots who experienced virus incursions in the recent past.
Is the internet slower when using a VPN?
Speedtest ranks Cyprus as 88th in the world on broadband speed. Naturally, this raises some concerns when it comes to VPNs and their impact on internet speed.
The internet may slow down a bit when using a VPN. This is because the encryption of data takes up some of the bandwidth. However, if your ISP practices internet throttling, you may actually see an increase in your connection speed.
Slowing down the internet relies on deep packet inspection to determine whether you’re streaming video, gaming, or doing other sorts of bandwidth-intensive activities. VPN encryption makes such scanning and sorting impossible.
Uncensor the internet
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