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You might remember that a firewall is intended to prevent malicious attackers away from penetrating your network, and is typically situated in your router, which if accessible to the world wide web, will be a target for hackers to try to break into your home network.
As a VPN connects you to an offsite host and provides you with a different IP address, any attack will consequently be directed to the VPN server, rather than your home network. Therefore, the VPN is effectively another layer of defense against hackers and other malicious denizens of the web.
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