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Old Jan 26, 11, 5:06 pm
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nerd
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Originally Posted by deubster View Post
Expanding on the basic concept of a VPN: A VPN does 2 things, 1) it gives you a secure tunnel through the internet, and 2) it provides a connection to another network that is as if you are inside their local area network.
1) So when I securely log into a website (I think that's https://...) am I going through tunnel? Is it like a tunnel in the real sense, or an analogy?

2) So if it thinks I'm inside their local area network, that means it thinks I'm in the office? You just kind of trick it to think that way? Isn't that dangerous?
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