Users have been able to configure NordVPN on their Linux-based machines for a while now, but this is the first dedicated app we have created for Linux. It is finally here! NordVPN tech team has finally launched the NordVPN Linux app, making it easier than ever to install and use a top-tier VPN on your Linux machine.
Do you need a VPN for Linux?
If you are a Linux user, you are probably aware that Linux is one of the most secure Operating System OS out there. It has a small but dedicated user base, it exists across multiple different distributions, it limits user admin privileges, and the open-sourced code is scoured by hawk-eyed developers looking for vulnerabilities to patch up.
All of that is true, but that doesn’t mean a VPN isn’t still a vital tool for Linux users. First of all, Linux still has the greatest security vulnerability of them all.
The starting point for some of the most common and effective hacks are tricks of social engineering that take advantage of human trust or oversight. Linux users are still vulnerable to such attack vectors, even if they might be targeted at a lower rate.
Some VPN security and privacy benefits apply no matter what OS you use. NordVPN will still protect your sensitive traffic from snooping or MITM attacks. It will still protect you from government surveillance and data harvesting by your ISP.
The benefits of a VPN don’t just depend on your own system. Regardless of your Operating System, you will still enjoy access to geo-blocked content, evade censorship when travelling, and find the best international deals. Leading VPNs like NordVPN will also provide additional security and privacy features like CyberSec.
How to Install a VPN on Linux
The following steps are the simple and easy steps to download and install a VPN on your Linux machine. This is a straight forward process.
Step 1 ====> Download and configure OpenVPN on your computer
Step 2 ====> Next, download .ovpn configuration files into your OpenVPN directory
Step 3 ====> Then, making sure everything’s configured correctly, select your NordVPN server
Step 4 ====> Finally, connect through NordVPN
You will have to repeat a number of these steps every time you want to connect.
How to Install NordVPN on Linux
Linux is not always known for doing things the easy way, which is why it is refreshing to see such easy install instructions. Here’s our download page to get you started:
Step 1 ====> Add NordVPN to your apt list of trusted keys
Step 2 ====> Add NordVPN’s repository to your apt repository list
Step 3 ====> Install NordVPN
Step 4 ====> Run NordVPN