Why using a VPN on Discord is important
Token and information grabbers are legion
One of the more insidious threats lurking on Discord is token and information grabbers. These are malicious scripts or software designed to steal a user’s authentication token. Once stolen, this token can give malicious actors unauthorized access to your account, allowing them to impersonate the user, access personal information, send messages, and potentially compromise other linked accounts.
Additionally, some grabbers aim to collect personal and sensitive information, from IP addresses to chat histories. The data can be used for a variety of purposes, including identity theft, blackmail, or even selling on the dark web, leading your Discord account to be banned.
Using NordVPN on Discord prevents your information from being stolen on public networks or through grabber links.
Privacy and IP throttling
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can view the data you access, unless it’s encrypted. They use this data for various reasons, including to manage network traffic, but occasionally, they might slow down, or “throttle”, certain services, including Discord. For example, if an ISP detects a user streaming a lot of video content or using peer-to-peer networks, they might reduce the speed to ease network congestion or to influence the user to use less data.
This act not only impacts experience on Discord but also infringes on a user’s chat privacy. By monitoring your data consumption patterns and deciding how and when to throttle your speeds, ISPs hold significant control over your online activity on servers.
Four reasons to use NordVPN on Discord
The bottom line here is: When you’re on Discord, you don’t have to worry about being secure or about your information getting out there if you have a VPN. NordVPN makes it simple. And our partnership creates unbeatable security and prices.