The way the VPN itself works is by creating a network within the network (often called tunneling). Tunneling aims to create a private connection line by utilizing other network infrastructure. Generally, when we access a website on the internet, then we will be connected to an ISP (Internet Service Provider). All data traffic requests for websites that we access will pass through the ISP server and can be seen by the ISP. Unlike the case with computers that use VPN when accessing the internet. VPN will encrypt data so that all your data such as search history will be anonymous.
Seeing how this VPN works, then:
- ISPs will not know VPN user activity on the internet
- The visible IP address is the VPN server IP
- The use of public WiFi hotspots is safer because of encrypted data