If you ever watch the banner advertisements that play when you visit various websites, you might notice something strange. A website that you accessed earlier in the day is on just about every website you visit.
I noticed this happen with Pizza Hut once and even more noticeably with Ralph’s supermarket. That one was particularly amusing as I was visiting a New Zealand news site at the time, and Ralph’s is not present in New Zealand.
This is all the result of IP tracking and highlights the growing need for internet security. If advertisers can track the sites you visit and target ads because of this, what more can they do in the future?
Virtual Private Networks are a highly effective and cost efficient method of getting past this problem. This software allows you to mask your IP address, and most let you change it many times, to a country of your deciding.
You can use a VPN to get an IP address from Norfolk Island for example. This has other advantages as well as security.
Getting an IP address from Norfolk Island allows you to visit websites that are hosted from Norfolk Island regardless of any regional restriction, and at a much faster speed than could be achieved through international IP addresses.
Recommended VPN Service
IAPS Security Store
IAPS is the only place where you’re going to find a VPN server in this location. The site is a bit difficult to navigate, so follow these instructions:
Go to PPTP/L2TP on the left panel and search for the country of your choice (There’s a lot, so Ctrl+F may be faster). Click the link, and choose a package for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months (discounts available).
There aren’t a lot of VPN servers available on Norfolk Island. Luckily, IAPS specializes in obscure VPN server locations. Check out their websites for more details.