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VPN

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VPN, Virtual Private Network, refers to a server and client software allowing computers to connect securely over the internet to a server on a private or institutional network, such as MITnet, making it appear to the computer that it is directly connected to this network.

A VPN is a secure "tunnel" between two or more devices. VPNs are used to protect private web traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.

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January 10, 2019

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