Q. Consider the following statements regarding Virtual Private Network (VPN):
1.It is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network in real time.
2.It prevents unauthorized people from eavesdropping on the traffic and allows the user to conduct work remotely.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: VPN is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network in real time.

  • This prevents unauthorized people from eavesdropping on the traffic and allows the user to conduct work remotely.
  • VPN provides encrypted connection in real time. With the help of this online activities are hidden even on public networks.
  • VPN services connect to private servers and use encryption methods to reduce the risk of data leakage. This allows user to send and receive information online without the risk of anyone but user and the VPN provider seeing it.
  • VPN prevent from leaving traces, in the form of internet history, search history and cookies and prevents third parties from gaining access to confidential information.
  • Sudden interruption in VPN connection interrupts secure connection terminate preselected programs, reducing the likelihood that data is compromised.

Source: FORUMIAS