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If I am using a VPN connection, does the traffic exiting its node remain encrypted?

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In reference to the encryption a VPN provides, it is only valid in the tunnel it creates. So once the traffic leaves the tunnel, it is no longer encrypted by the VPN.

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Thanks. I thought so. Now if I wanted the connection between say the VPN exit point or node and the site I was browsing how can I achieve that without using a proxy? –  PeanutsMonkey Aug 14 '11 at 21:30
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Connect to the site using the https protocol - assuming it supports it. –  Linker3000 Aug 14 '11 at 21:31
    
@Linker3000 - What if the site doesn't support HTTPS? –  PeanutsMonkey Aug 14 '11 at 21:33
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The site will need to support some form of encryption otherwise at least some part of your connection will be unprotected. Going via a proxy will not help in this respect. –  Linker3000 Aug 14 '11 at 21:38
    
Your question is very vague. Can you give more information as to what you are trying to do? Who are you trying to prevent from seeing your data? Are you VPNing into a work network and trying to make sure your connection to an internal website is secure? –  Keltari Aug 14 '11 at 21:41

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