A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool or software used to extend a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

Let’s cut the definition and go to the basics of why a VPN should never be used by you…

On the 5th Day of June 2021, Nigerians living in Nigeria woke up to the Twitter ban, which means that anyone residing in Nigeria can not access Tweets and the Tweeter platform. Then came the widespread alternative, VPN. It sounded great to finally bypass our Network providers and choose whatsoever country you want to browse with. Didn’t that sound great? Yes!! But you just endangered your device’s security. How?

The VPN gives a bypass grant to your device which exposes all details in your device, from your media files, chats, SMS, call logs, bank application and internet banking details, etc. I don’t think I will want this information to be exposed as hackers use this medium to gain access.

Below is a warning message which many users ignore before using a VPN:

It is great you want to continue the use of Twitter in spite the ban but do you think it’s worth it with all those information put at risk? If you have started using VPN already, we advise you uninstall it immediately as that will reduce the risk.