Top 5 Black Friday VPN deals – a fine Transylvanian selection

Many VPN providers strike it rich during the popular sales periods, and if you’re wondering what’s the best occasion to look for VPN deals, the answer is simple – during Black Friday.

Best deals 2019

Are you in a hurry to spend your money on a good VPN deal? Here are the ones that TomBat (the Bat pet) recommends (ordered by the yearly price) :

  • ibVPN78% off for the annual plan ($29.03/year).
  • CyberGhost73% off for the annual plan ($33 for the first year).
  • NordVPN$125.64 for the 3-year plan (83% off, $41.88/year).
  • TunnelBear$49.99/year (58% off)
  • ExpressVPN – Sign up for 12 months and get three extra months free ($99.95/15 months, $79.95/year).

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How to use an iPhone VPN or iOS VPN. Do bats love small apples?

Do you have a mobile phone? Of course, you do. Who hasn’t one? Is it connected to the Internet 24/7? Most phones are. However, do you know that most of your personal data is traveling the Internet unprotected?

Enabling a VPN on your iPhone or iPad while connected to the Internet is not only recommended. It is necessary to keep your data safe and secure.

The iOS operating system makes it easy to create a VPN connection, either by using built-in VPN features or by allowing third-party applications to encrypt your Internet traffic. Learn how to set up a VPN on iOS, what are the iOS VPN apps that we recommend, and how to use a VPN regularly.

Let’s get started with our traditional Transylvanian story.

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What is the OpenVPN protocol, and what are its 5 hype advantages?

Influencer – the word that has been used in English since the mid-1600s, faced a meteoric rise in the last couple of years. The power of the word influencer rose hand in hand with Instagram, where everyone is an influencer. By the way, I am an influencer too, as I try to raise awareness on the importance of a VPN in 2019. Besides, I own an Instagram account myself, so allow me to influence you into following me. 👣

Anyways, not only people influence people. In IT, the performance of a component influences the overall performance of certain software or application.

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How to test my VPN. Can a bat keep a secret?

Bat-er safe than sorry is an old and very popular saying in our Transylvanian bat community.

The uncomfortable truth is that many VPN services do not do what they are supposed to and leak users data. Even if the VPN technology is legal, such things may happen. That is why the question “Should I test my VPN?” has only one reasonable answer: “Yes, you should.” It is better to be cautious and spend some time double-checking your VPN than be a victim of hackers while relying on VPN protection.

This article explains what can go wrong with a VPN, how to test your VPN, and what to do if your data is not protected. Additionally, you find out how anonymous the AnonymousBat really is.

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What is a VPN client software or app? The secret chocolate traffic network

I am a curious spirit wandering around the Internet, like the bats during a calm night, on the streets of Transylvania. When I am interested in a subject, I like to dig deeper and deeper, for finding complete explanations about specific subjects.

As I get the sense that you’re a curious spirit too, I find myself in the position of clearing up some more VPN (Virtual Private Network) related things.

On today’s agenda, we have a special subject – the “Alpha and Omega” of the VPN “automated” connectionthe VPN client software or app.

As you need to be (soft)Aware, let’s discuss this critical VPN-related topic.

I suggest you get our priorities right, so please check the Transylvanian explanation first. 

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How to use a VPN on Windows. Are Transylvanian bats really blind?

A few years back, using a virtual private network (VPN) was a thing you found tech people doing and people who were paranoid about the Internet. Now, it’s quite common, and we understand why.

Enabling a VPN while connected to the Internet is almost as common as opening a web browser. The improved security that a VPN brings is invaluable and keeps hackers away.

The Windows operating systems are well-prepared for connecting to VPN, either by using built-in VPN clients or by allowing third party application to encrypt your Internet traffic. Find out why bats have a special relation with windows, how to set up a VPN on PC, and how to choose your Windows VPN provider wisely.

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What is a VPN server? An original explanation written in Transylvania

I wish I were as smart as a bat when I had my first interaction with a VPN client but, actually, I was more like a brick from the Dracula’s Castle

To be honest, I was unable to use the VPN at full capacity. Out of both curiosity and frustration, I started to learn more.

The first phase? I felt like I was hit by a bus, by all the pompous tech-jargons and expressions – encryption standard, VPN server, SSH, tunneling protocol?

What to do, what to do?

I left my frustration behind, as I tried to understand the logic of the whole thing.

To help you skip the disheartening part, in this article, I will explain from scratch all the information that you need about what is a VPN server, in accessible and basic words.

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How to use a VPN on Mac. Do Transylvanian bats love apples?

Mac devices are coming with built-in security features, to help users increase their privacy and confidentiality while going online.

When we talk about online security, minimalism is not an option, and the less is more principle makes us skeptical. That’s why, going the extra mile for your own peace of mind, would be the wise thing to do. As we often use our Macs to connect to public Wi-Fi networks, for example, setting up a VPN on your Mac is recommended for increased online security and privacy. You need to protect yourself while connected to the Internet, and Mac OS helps you in various ways to get access and set up a VPN connection. Find out what makes an old bat burst into tears, how to set up a VPN on Mac, and how to choose your Mac VPN provider wisely.

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How to use a VPN like a Transylvanian guru

You have probably heard about the VPN technology, and you asked yourself how to use a VPN. After digging into the subject more, and more you might feel overwhelmed by all the new/technical information.

Have no fear, Vlad is here to help you rest assured that even if the VPN is a complex technology, is not rocket science to use it, as there are plenty of ways, suitable even for newbies.

We have prepared a (long) article that presents most of the things you should be aware of related to VPN usage. Start reading the short bat-related explanation and continue with our in-depth presentation of the available options.

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What is a VPN protocol? The most popular VPN protocols explained

To understand how a VPN is able to come in handy for helping you in extreme online situations, you need to understand its components.

You are in the right place, at the right moment, as when it comes to extreme situations, Transylvanians are experts at defying any challenge.

You need to be aware that not only humans need to obey orders or follow the rules, in order for societies to work, but software solutions too.

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