Whats the difference between proxy and VPN? can anyone explain?
A proxy just handles TCP (or UDP) traffic. A VPN handles IP traffic. @youngchief can probably explain better.
While both proxies and VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are tools used to improve internet privacy and security, their modes of operation differ. Your device and the internet are connected through a proxy. Your internet traffic is passed through the proxy server when you utilize a proxy before it gets to its final destination. Your IP address might be changed by the proxy server, giving the impression that you are browsing from another place. Proxies are frequently used for a variety of things, including evading network limitations, gaining access to geo-restricted content, and enhancing network performance through data caching.
However, a VPN establishes a private, secure connection between your device and the internet. All of your internet traffic is encrypted and forwarded through a VPN server when you are connected to one. Your data is shielded from eavesdropping and alteration by hackers or other entities, adding an extra layer of protection and privacy. Like proxies, VPNs can also alter your IP address to give the impression that you are browsing from a different place. There are a few significant distinctions between proxies and VPNs despite the fact that both can alter your IP address and provide some degree of privacy. All of your internet traffic is encrypted by VPNs to protect it from snoopers.
Security: Since VPNs provide a secure tunnel for your data, they offer a higher level of security. Conversely, proxies don’t provide the same amount of protection as VPNs.
Application Support: You can setup a few programs to utilize a proxy while others connect directly to the internet by configuring proxies at the application level. On the other hand, VPNs operate at the system level, encrypting all of your device’s internet traffic.
Complexity: Proxies are typically simpler to set up and use than VPNs, which may need specialized software installed or network settings configured.
In conclusion, while VPNs offer a more comprehensive solution for online privacy and security by encrypting all of your internet traffic and enabling anonymity, proxies are frequently used for specific applications or tasks, such as getting around limitations or caching material.
GPT answer real?!?!?!? (joke)
“Your sentence with the highest perplexity, “Application Support: You can setup a few programs to utilize a proxy while others connect directly to the internet by configuring proxies at the application level.”, has a perplexity of: 58” - GPTZero
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