Q. With reference to the Virtual Private Networks (VPN), consider the following statements::
1.VPN masks a person’s actual Internet Protocol (IP) address, so the online actions are virtually untraceable.
2.Corporates use VPNs to mask their identity from the government.
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: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: VPN masks a person’s actual Internet Protocol (IP) address, so the online actions are virtually untraceable.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Corporates use VPNs to create an internal network that can be accessed by their employees even when they aren’t within the office premises, which is a very important use case under the current work-from-home conditions. Without VPNs, competitors can use third-party trackers and target important employees online to extract confidential business data.

Source: Indian Express