Encrypted Usenet Access

Encrypted Usenet access takes advantage of SSL technology to encrypt all of the data transmitted between a client machine and Usenet server. SSL is the same technology used to secure websites such as online banks and stores. When applied to a Usenet service, SSL provides privacy and ease-of-mind that one's activities cannot be monitored, obscures usernames and passwords used to access the service, and in some cases allows users to circumvent traffic shaping or other usage restrictions put in place by internet service providers. Encrypted Usenet access can result in overall slower speeds as data is encrypted by the server and decrypted by the client. Giganews offers encrypted Usenet access as an add-on feature for all accounts, and also provides an additional 10 connections to help maintain high download speeds."

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