Here’s a table showing the encryption ciphers, connection protocols, and security features available with VPNBook:
VPNBook supports OpenVPN. It’s our preferred VPN protocol – it’s open-source, secure, and pretty fast, too. Coupled with AES-128 or AES-256 ciphers, it’s really safe.
But that’s where the positives end for VPNBook.
Alongside OpenVPN, VPNBook provides PPTP configuration files. While PPTP is easier to install on popular devices, it’s not safe to use.
In fact, PPTP can be hacked in minutes. Sadly it’s not uncommon for poor-quality VPNs to use weak protocols – X-VPN is another popular VPN that uses outdated protocols.
Even if you stick with OpenVPN, VPNBook doesn’t come with a VPN kill switch, which may put your personal details at risk.
Should the VPN disconnect suddenly, your IP address would be exposed to your ISP and any other snooping third parties.
Even when the VPN was properly connected, we experienced DNS leaks during our testing:
DNS leaks mean that all your browser requests are visible to your ISP.
This means that our ISP can still see all of the websites we visited while using the VPN.
VPNBook isn’t a very safe VPN to use. Unlike other VPNs that lack security extras, VPNBook doesn’t have the advantage of being super easy to use and beginner-friendly to make up for it either.