What is my IP Address? This is a question we are all familiar with, and if you weren’t, you should be since your IP address is often very public to websites, users in BitTorrent swarms, and even applications.
For this very reason, TorGuard now has a new whats my ip page to help you understand what your IP address is and the type of information your computer broadcasts when connecting to online services. You can use this to make sure your IP address is protected with TorGuard VPN.
While it is easy to simply buy vpn service and click connect, sometimes it’s equally as important to understand “how” to be secure. The whats my ip page visually shows you what you are showing the internet every day with or without a VPN.
So What is An IP Address?
There’s also other things that could identify you–suffice to say, the rabbit hole can get pretty deep with things like browsing habits, cookies, fonts, and the type of OS you use.
At the end of the day, it’s a simple matter. If you’re not using a VPN to disguise your IP address, you are basically flaunting around your true location for the whole world to see.
How does VPN hide your IP address?
When you connect to our VPN, your IP address becomes a shared anonymous IP address. This means that other users are using the same IP, so you can’t be identified.
Additionally, our VPN encrypts your outgoing traffic so no one can see what type of information is coming out of your computer–even your internet service provider.
If you want to appear like you are in China and you live in the US, you can do that–or vice versa, as is the case with many of our users who are fighting censorship in China with VPN tools like Stealth VPN.