Would you like to use a VPN using the most popular and modern VPN protocol, the WireGuard protocol? Which VPN providers can be used that use the WireGuard protocol? Which is the best VPN? Which is the easiest to use VPN?
I have already written quite a lot of articles related to the WireGuard protocol. If you want to know more about the protocol and why it is useful, check the following article or take a look at the following short video on YouTube.
To make it simple – WireGuard is a VPN protocol made for the modern world. It is an easy to use VPN protocol and it is easy to setup and install for those who want to implement it themselves. The code is much easier to understand, making it easier to repair, to change, and to adjust according to different needs. That is why several VPN services also have implemented the VPN protocol, but they have made some minor adjustments, and renamed it according to their own service. As a result, you will find the NordLynx protocol with NordVPN (which truly is WireGuard) and you have the LightWay protocol for ExpressVPN (which once again is the WireGuard protocol).
What do I mean by being a VPN for the modern world? It will not disconnect even if you change from your 4G network to your WiFi network. It will not disconnect as you enter the elevator. It is made for changes and situations modern man might face, that one didn’t think much about back in 1996 when the PPTP protocol (the first VPN protocol) was developed.
- But, which VPN services have implemented the WireGuard protocol? Which is the best VPN with WireGuard?
VPN services with WireGuard!
Here I will share with you the names of 4 VPN services that comes with the WireGuard protocol implemented. It might not be called WireGuard by all of them, but the principle is still the same.
NordVPN is a Panama-based VPN provider. They have recently moved to the United States, but their data will still be kept under the jurisdiction of Panama, meaning that they cannot be forced to share their data with other countries easily. That is why it is so important to be registered away from the so-called 14 eyes, countries that can force you to share data with the government in case it is needed and/or requested.
NordVPN has servers in almost 60 countries, they have beautiful apps for all platforms, and they have fast servers (in general). It is easy to use, you can use one subscription on six devices simultaneously, and they have the NordLynx protocol available, which is their own name for the WireGuard protocol.
NordVPN has a 30-day full refund policy, and they have great deals on their VPN services. You can also use NordVPN to unblock popular streaming such as Netflix in 5 countries, and it works with many other TV networks and streaming services such as Disney+, BBC, PeacockTV, and many others!
SurfsharkVPN implemented the WireGuard protocol in their applications in the end of September 2020. This was something they did due to pressure from their customers who really desired for the protocol to be implemented. Based on personal experience, the speeds of the connections have greatly improved and the time from you press connect until you are connected has gone down.
SurfsharkVPN is registered in the British Virgin Islands, once again outside the 14 eyes. Besides this, they have servers in 65 different countries, and you can use one subscription on an unlimited number of devices. It is also worth knowing that it is one of the cheapest solutions for those looking for a good VPN at the moment.
SurfsharkVPN has a 30-day refund policy. This means that you can purchase a subscription, use it for 29 days, and ask for a full refund and get it… as long as you request it within 30 days after your original purchase. This VPN is one of the best for unblocking streaming sites, and it works with Netflix in more than 10 different countries.
ExpressVPN is registered in the British Virgin Islands, just like SurfsharkVPN. This is bigger than both SurfsharkVPN and NordVPN with servers in almost 100 countries. They have blazing speeds, and it is the best of all VPNs for unblocking general streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, PeacockTV, BBC, ITV, and many others. It can also be used with Netflix in 8 countries.
ExpressVPN doesn’t call it WireGuard, but instead it is called Lightway.
ExpressVPN is more expensive than the other VPNs, but it is a very solid and good VPN. If you click the button above, you will get 3 months for free if you purchase their 12-months plan. They also have a 30-day refund policy, and you can use one subscription on 5 devices at the same time. Applications are available for Windows, Macintosh, FireTV, iOS, Android, Smart TV’s, and several other platforms.
VyprVPN is based in Switzerland, and that is something that sounds good in the ears of those who want quality and a team they can trust. The feeling that you can actually go and visit their offices make it sound more “safe” than those VPN services which you know little about. VyprVPN was quick to implement the WireGuard protocol, and oven though their application and their website might not look as fit and amazing and modern as those of the other mentioned VPN solutions, this is still a very easy to use and good VPN.
VyprVPN of course comes with applications for most big platforms, so it can easily be installed on your Android and iOS devices, and they also have nice looking apps for Windows and Macintosh.
VyprVPN also comes with a full refund policy, making it safe to use and there is no risk in trying. In the last months, VyprVPN has also made it easier to unblock streaming services such as BBC, NBC, Netflix, and others. It might not work with as many services as ExpressVPN and SurfsharkVPN, but it is still a very good solution.
The miserable man
A little story about a man who didn’t have a good day…
Poor John. If he knew what kind of a day laid ahead of him, he would for sure have remained in bed. But, little did he know as he brushed his teeth and drank his morning coffee on this foggy Tuesday morning. If you didn’t know it already, John is a busy man with a nice job. But, he also loves to invest in cryptocurrencies, and he is running a blog and a popular YouTube channel. Due to this, he is very serious about security and that is why he has a VPN running on his computer and on all his mobile devices.
John is ready for a new day, and he is preparing his lunchpack before he gets into the car. The traffic is heavy this morning, not only because the number of cars, but also because of some road work being done around the corner of Jam street and Donkey street. As a result, he is already late for work and he is very irritated as he finally arrives to the parking house of the offices.
He leaves the car, locks the doors, and runs to the elevator. The phone is ringing, and he answers… His boss is waiting for him, he is late! But, John doesn’t even get the chance to explain, because the mobile network is going down as the elevator door is closing behind him. However, it isn’t only the mobile network that takes a break, so does his VPN connection… and for some reason, John hasn’t activated a kill-switch, and neither does he notice that the VPN hasn’t turned back on. He is getting vulnerable!
At the office, he runs into the office of the boss (who is freaking annoyed). He tries to explain what has happened, but the boss doesn’t really seem to care. There is a lot of work to be done, and John needs to hurry up and get it done!
As John walks towards his office, he receives an email to his phone telling him about a fantastic award he has won because of his blog. To get his price, he needs to visit a website and to install a plugin in order for him to upload his photo to the page that will soon post him the reward. He does it very fast, before he moves on with his important tasks. During his lunch break, he visits his favorite crypto exchange, and he logs in to his email to get the 2FA code required to log in to the exchange. Now he leaves his phone in the office, as he needs to attend some important meetings.
When John comes home from work, he is tired and ready to stretch out on the couch. He quickly glimpse to his phone and checks his email. Nothing strange! He then takes a look at his favorite exchange, and he can see that all his funds have been withdrawn. How is that even possible? As he visits his email, he can see lots of confirmation emails in his email. Some of them are accepting login to his exchange account from a different IP address, and another is for visiting the exchange in a different browser. He can also see several emails about his funds being withdrawn to different address. It seems as if the hacker has traded his cryptos into Monero, and now they have been withdrawn to several Monero wallets here and there. John is devestated. What was going to be a fantastic afternoon, has turned into a nightmare instead.
What went wrong?
What went wrong with John?
On this very special day, John did a couple of mistakes. First of all, he didn’t notice that his VPN was disconnected by the elevator, and stupid enough, he hadn’t activated the kill-switch. If the kill-switch had been on, he would have been unable to do any Internet activity, and thus, all the trouble would have been gone. With the WireGuard protocol, he wouldn’t have been disconnected from the VPN service in the first place.
But, the biggest mistake that day was when he opened the so-called price reward email and installed the plugin. That is when the hackers gained access to his activities, they recorded his typings on the keyboard, and thus, they also gained access to his exchange username and password, and later his email password. With this combination, the thieves could easily log in to the exchange, and make all sorts of changes by using the email address to accept all actions.
A VPN cannot protect you from all terrors online, and if you install spyware and other tools that will give hackers access to your computer, there is little that a VPN can do. But, if you use a VPN and pay attention, you will almost for sure be able to remain safe and secure online, even if hackers should try to trick you!
Are you ready to use a VPN that will help you stay safe online, and at the same time using the most modern and best VPN protocol(s) of our time? Use one of the VPN providers mentioned earlier in this article, and you should be good to go. Of course, a VPN doesn’t protect you against stupidity, so make sure to stay away from phishing sites, opening unsafe links, vishing, man in the middle attacks, ransomware, and other threats you might face online.
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