Microsoft will offer free VPN inside the Edge browser
- May 5, 2022
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The VPN service is a security protocol that encrypts the internet connection, and guarantees the user more security and privacy when browsing open networks.
THE Microsoft’s Edge browsercommonly used to download the Chrome, should become more interesting with updates coming soon. Among the novelties, the browser will gain a Free built-in VPN.
As detailed by the XDA Developers website, the function will be named “Rede Segura”, in free translation into Portuguese, and will encrypt user data and limit browsing tracking using technologies from Cloudflare — a popular provider of security services. online.
Requiring a Microsoft account, those interested in the feature will have up to 1 GB of free data monthly, with higher limits being available on paid plans — as well as other VPN services.
What is VPN?
The acronym stands for “Virtual Private Network”. It is a security protocol that encrypts an internet connection and makes it impossible for third parties to track your browsing.
In the Edge browser, when the feature is activated, malicious pages will not have access to the pages visited or the origin of the access request – which will be safe with the VPN. This technology, therefore, makes it difficult for malicious websites to track user data, reducing the risk of scams and leaks.
VPNs are essential in countries with high control over the internet and content available on the network. In Brazil, the feature gained notoriety when the possibility of blocking the Telegram application was raised.
Using a VPN, it is possible to confuse operators, and thus access would be free, although, according to the recommendation of the time, the use of VPN could result in a fine.