I’ve got a VPN on my personal PC, corporate PCs, all my iOS devices, iPads, iPhones, and I use them on a regular basis even while I’m at home, because I don’t want my internet service providers snooping to see what I’m going, where I’m going. And especially when I’m at sporting events or public locations or stores that have wifi and I, and it’s cellular reception is terrible. And I have to hop on wifi to do something or stay in contact with, with people. I will always turn on my VPN first. And so I came across a pretty good article for Mashable. I’ll put a link in the show notes below that we’ll list these out, but important aspect of VPNs is privacy.
So VPN services have two options. They either log your traffic for whatever reason, improve the service would have her, or they are very public and market themselves as a very strict, no logging policy. So the proxies don’t log any of the traffic. This prevents them from knowing where you’re going. This prevents them from being asked and being able to deliver where you went by advertisers, marketers, law enforcement. What have you, and a strict no logging policy is very important when you come to a VPN. And that’s why I’ve said, I don’t remember when it was a couple of months ago, I went through, or I had an episode on warning. Everybody not to use free VPNs, because if you go out to the app stores, you will find, um, VPN apps for free.
They’re not for free. You don’t know what 15 year old servers in their basement, you are connecting to, uh, a free VPN can potentially watch everything that you do. Everything that you type, all your credentials that you enter and VPNs are one of those services that you should pay for. Invest, buy into a reputable one. Look, do your research and go forward. So this is a good list. Um, some of the VPN services I haven’t heard, I’ve heard of most of them I’ve used most of them. Um, I’ve stuck with actually the number one list. So I’ll start with number seven and, and run through up. And again, the I’ll summarize these, the link to the article for Mashable will be in the show notes. So a number seven is one called wind scribe. And this one has plenty of features, uh, extensive transparency and reports highlighting their privacy.
Um, it has good encryption and their price is around four to $9 a month, depending on the length of your plan. Uh, number six is something called a Viper VPN and Viper VPN uses special chameleon technology for extra security when browsing, it also offers everything else you could possibly need. I have 700 servers around the world, a S two 56 encryption. You can have up to five devices at a time, and their prices are from three to $5 a month, depending on the plan, number five, a proton VPN it’s pro it’s possibly as close to log frees. You can get they’re very, very open on their transparency and there are no logging or tracking capability. Um, a, uh, AEs two 56, you can have up to five devices, 400 plus servers around the world in 36 countries. And there are four to eight bucks a month number for TunnelBear.
And this one, uh, the description is it’s cute and practical. TunnelBear, isn’t the only free VPN out there with strong, no logs policy, but its simplicity puts it at the top of our list. Um, it is, uh, free to use. However, they do have a $10 a month, depending on the plan I’m in the free version is limited to some, you know, things you connect to and devices. Um, but again, it’s a free version, even though I just said avoid the free ones. This is a free offering from a paid service. Uh, internet does have reputable, uh, reviews on it. Number three is one called surf shark. So this one keeps very few details about your existence and your use of the service. It offers unlimited simultaneous connections. So it’s perfect for many devices. Um, I have five devices that are used on a regular basis.
This one is unlimited runs from one to 12 bucks a month, depending on your plan. Number two is one that is very, very popular. It’s called Nord VPN. It’s cheap, it’s fast and Nord VPN conducted an independent audit on it. Security to ensure that its privacy is maintained at all times. Um, they have almost 6,000 servers across 60 countries, double VPN options. So you can VPN and then VPN again, to add an extra layer of privacy and they run from two to $12 a month, depending on your plan and the number one on here, which got the best choice overall. And is the one that I use is express VPN. It’s simple. It’s easy to use. It has a very strict no log policy. That is why I switched from my other VPN. And the other VPN that I was on before I went to express is not listed here.
And that’s one of the reasons why I moved after their service kind of went downhill. They have close to 200 servers around the world. 94 countries. They do have split titling features and they run from eight to $12 a month. So you can get the gist that for around, you know, you know, five to 10 bucks a month on average, you can get a good VPN. But again, like I said, if you use it every single day, if you use on your devices, a VPN, a personal VPN is something that you should invest in and get used to using on a regular basis because it does come in handy. It adds that layer of privacy and security. The link for the, uh, um, the link for the article will be in the show notes, along with links to all of the VPN services for you to go ahead and check out. If you have any questions, tweet comments below, find me on Reddit, send me an email security and five, be aware,