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A few months ago, Microsoft acknowledged that most of their server connections are not encrypted. This means that intercepting data that is transported between their servers is relatively easy. People rely on Internet companies like Microsoft to secure their data. They use passwords on their accounts and set up firewalls and antivirus programs. They do their part to stay secure. But when server connections are not secured, they are at high risk of data breaches no matter what they do. This is why it is vital for users to get Windows VPNs to safeguard the data that they send from their computers.
Data Link Tapping and Windows VPNs
The intercepting of data passing through the servers of major Internet companies is nothing new. The NSA and the GCHQ have been working together for years to do just that. When the news came out about these activities, Microsoft could have moved proactively to prevent it. But the company instead acknowledged that their server transportation is not protected by encryption.
Google and Yahoo were two Internet companies affected by the data intercepts under the “MUSCULAR” program of the two spy agencies. As soon as they realized that the threat was real, they proceeded to take steps. Google began encrypting everything that they knew was being snooped on by the NSA. And Yahoo stated that they were preparing for similar traffic encryption that was slated to take effect this month. But Microsoft did nothing to improve their users’ data security. The evidence has also disappeared. You can no longer find the video clip of the hearing where senior Microsoft executive Dorothy Belz acknowledged that Microsoft server links are unencrypted.
The vast majority of Internet users use the Windows operating system. And it is now apparent that traffic to and from computers on the Windows OS is in grave danger. This means that without Windows VPNs, the vast majority of Internet users are at high risk of data breaches. Their identities are not protected. The data that they send over the Internet is not secured. Microsoft started using SSL to improve user data security, but this is not enough. With data tapping happening directly into servers, SSL security protocols are bypassed. What people need is Windows VPNs like ExpressVPN that will encrypt all their data and traffic. This gives them additional protection for their identities and data even when company servers are compromised.