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only if someone gets to install a keylogger virus on you, from what i understand, and if your half computer wise that's not going to happen  :)

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Re: does your VPN "leak"?
CG, A VPN can be used for a number of reasons. and there is also more than one way to utilise one. you can have a VPN router that works much like a hardware based firewall that sits between your modem and the computer. there are also VPN based services where you can choose for your IP to appear out of a different country. those are usualy known as a VPN tunnel. while a hacker can intercept traffic, if they are using a VPN, it can be very difficult to trace the originating IP.

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Re: does your VPN "leak"?
As well, security for the user of a VPN service is actually very secure, even as the user is still broadcasting a legitimate IP address from their machine that specific IP address is registered at an alternate location. The only way to be hacked while being a subscriber to a VPN service is for the hacker to access the logs of the service (if the service actually keeps logs) and redirect to the actual IP address of the user which in all likelihood would fail also since the real IP address of the subscriber is idled (offline) when logged into the VPN service.

If it were easy to hack the services that provide "anonymity", it would be happening repeatedly while the credibility of the service would be in question, but that's just not so. The biggest concerns customers have with VPN services are the stability of the connection, speed, and anonymity.