The Pros and Cons of Using a PPTP VPN!

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So, your dire needs have compelled you to opt for a VPN- a good one. But there is a lot of stuff going on in your mind, like: What is this PPTP, L2TP, SSTP etc.? And what are these things; moreover what it has to do with a VPN? You thought you were good with computers, but these jargons may have made you question your geekiness. But we don’t want to you to think like that; after all, it’s never too late to make a change and educate yourself enough to opt for a good VPN.

Today, we’re going to educate you about PPTP VPN, how it works and its pros and cons. We will explain everything in pointers, so as to make everything easier for you.

PPTP VPN Explained:

  • PPTP VPN is Point-to-point tunneling protocol
  • It is one of the most commonly used protocols and have been used in earlier versions of Windows operating system
  • PPTP Protocol has many known security issues and not considered a very secure protocol to use
  • The main reason of it being considered a weak security protocol is that it utilizes 128-bit encryption keys which is an outdated encryption method

So, now that you know what a PPTP VPN is, we’ll now tell you the Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • It’s fast! (The users who opt for this protocol usually prefer speed over security)
  • Can be utilized with almost all platforms
  • Super easy to setup

Cons: 

  • Not a secure one!
  • Can be easily hacked and data being exchanged on this protocol can be compromised

The Verdict:

PPTP VPN is a vulnerable and old tool. Although it’s easy to set up, but we think that if you are opting for a VPN, security is your major concern and not the least, so choose wisely. You’ve been informed.

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