Opera VPN - Is it Safe to Use ?
johnbull44 last edited by
I have been using Opera VPN consistently under the confidence that Opera treats my security
seriously and that their is no hanky-panky going on with the VP provider.
Can somebody please assure me that my data and surfing activities using the Opera VPN is personally
secure and safe to use.
I have read this - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/693700/opera-vpn/ and end up
I need an Opera users opinion.
blackbird71 last edited by
@johnbull44 There really shouldn't be confusion. In practical terms, a VPN encrypts your traffic and routes it to/from their server after contacting the destination IP on your behalf. If it's a browser VPN, that's the only traffic routed thru the VPN; if it's a whole-system VPN, all the system traffic flows thru the VPN. Since your traffic is routed thru the VPN, the destination/origin IP address of the traffic will always be that of the VPN server to which you're connected, rather than a website you're trying to reach. Assuming the VPN's connection encryption is robust, someone monitoring your connection can determine you're using a VPN by noting its IP address in the traffic, but they cannot know beyond that what site(s) you're contacting. Opera's VPN connection is https encrypted and should be secure, though the fact that you're using the VPN would be knowable to snooping.
Finally, because a VPN "sits in the middle" of your traffic flow, it inherently has access to your traffic and the details regarding it (including connection logging of who, what, when). In that regard, what matters most are the integrity of the VPN provider and the national laws applying to where they conduct business. In both those areas, Opera remains secure.