A few observations on using SurfShark VPN

I’ve only used SurfShark for a short bit, but so far it has been working well. The connections and speed have been good, along with reliable connections. I’ve actually had it connected on my work and home machines 24/7.

Really the only downside is how some sites react. For example, connecting to email or logging into Amazon from different locations, makes them lose their minds.

That might not be a bad thing, but Amazon will absolutely give you the 3rd degree if you log in from somewhere unexpected. This includes changing your password, and a several step verification process.

Microsoft and Google will do the same. Even when connecting through an email client, they require verification for “unusual activity.”

I’ve also had to solve the “captcha” for Google several times when searching for information.

All of these are the nature of using a VPN and not specific to SurfShark or any other service.

I could easily avoid this by only using a VPN when necessary, or using split tunneling. Small inconvenience though, and easily handled.

But overall, SurfShark has been well worth the investment. Downloads, YouTube videos, receiving email, and all the standard tasks haven’t changed a bit. It all works seamlessly well.

Thanks for reading you majestic sausage.
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