When enabled, the CyberSec feature will automatically block suspicious websites so that no malware or other cyber threats can infect your device. Additionally, no flashy ads will come into your sight.
NordVPN CyberSec is an advanced technology solution that takes your privacy to the next level, providing you with enhanced security, better performance, and control. From now on in addition to NordVPN’s military-grade encryption and safe access to the Internet, you will be protected from annoying advertisements and many different kinds of cyber threats.
Here are the three main benefits of CyberSec:
Let’s start with the basics. When you wish to access a certain website (for example, NordVPN), you type its name into your browser (nordvpn.com). Press “Enter” and that’s it – you are in.
This is how your journey looks behind the scenes: the moment you enter the website’s name into your browser, your device contacts a remote DNS server to request the IP address of that particular site. And only when the Domain Name System (DNS) responds, you are allowed to enter that website.
Now here is when the CyberSec feature comes into play. It references a real-time block list of dangerous websites that are known for hosting malware, spyware, trackers or other harmful software. So when our DNS server receives your request to enter a specific website, CyberSec quickly checks its name against the list of possible threats and decides whether to allow the access.
If the website is blocked by NordVPN CyberSec, you will see a warning message and will not be able to enter the website or see any of its contents. However, if for any reason you wish to proceed, you can do it at your own risk by disabling the feature in NordVPN System Settings.