What is VPN and how does track the VPN users
Hi Friends, nowadays most of them are using VPN for our personal use or unblocking blocked websites most of them using for hiding their IP address to access blocked websites in some countries.
Do you know how the government is tracking the VPN users? how they catch VPN users.
What Is VPN
VPN literally stands for virtual private network. With a VPN, all your traffic is held inside a private, encrypted tunnel as it makes its way through the public internet. You don’t access the destination until after you’ve reached the end of the VPN tunnel.
The root of why VPNs are popular is because they can be used to anonymize and encrypt internet traffic. Governments, ISPs, wireless network hackers and others can not only not see what’s inside a VPN but also usually not even be able to find out who is using it.
How Does Police track VPN users
Simple, they can see if you are connecting to a VPN server, courtesy of your ISP. They approach the VPN company and ask them to monitor you. If the VPN company is under their jurisdiction or would simply cooperate then they can hand over your activity logs. These logs can show which IP addresses you were connecting to. So joining the dots Police can figure out if you were present at the time of the crime or not then they take it from there.
Secondly if you use online services like google, outlook etc. These companies can track you even if you use VPN. Again by joining dots you can be placed at scene of the cyber crime.
The Legal View
The new law regarding VPNs states that “whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than Dhs500,000 and not exceeding Dhs2 million, or either of these two penalties.”