VPN Server Security and Privacy: Why Even the Best VPN Services Have Problems Providing Real Online Privacy
There are two aspects to server security and privacy for a VPN service:
The first is whether the VPN provider’s server network is secure and cannot be hacked into by criminals trying to sniff data and personal information or get information about the overall network configuration and principal server. This can be independently tested with the permission of the VPN provider. If the permission to test for this security is not granted, we downgrade that VPN provider on that very important issue.
So choose your VPN provider with care based on location of the provider and its servers.
You may think that you have nothing to fear because all your actions are legal, which they may well be. But keep in mind that people are going to jail because of ID fraud in which their IDs are used by criminals and the government has been snooping on their data believing they are part of some criminal organization. Or the government is surreptitiously checking on your online activities as part of a tax audit. Or your ex or business partner is gathering data on your activities to support a legal claim against you. You can never know what the future will bring so keeping your privacy is always wise even if you have nothing to hide. Anyone that breaks this rule, sooner or later, regrets it.