Benefits of a VPN

If you need to use public wireless at any time and need to send sensitive information like banking or credit card information, I suggest using a VPN network.

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a network that is constructed using the Internet to connect to a private network, using encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted. This type of network is designed to provide a secure, encrypted tunnel in which to transmit the data between the remote user and the company network.

There are tons of different VPN services on the market companies like AVG Internet Security and ProVPN are all reputable services that you can pay for and use to keep your data safe while using services. I strongly recommend using a VPN if you are going to be using any insecure wireless connections on either your phone or computer. I strongly recommend that you get a paid reputable service many of the free services you find online may not be secure or maybe watching and logging your traffic which not what you want in a VPN service. VPN services are using not expensive, and you can pay them monthly or yearly.

Most VPN services have software for your computer, plugins for your web browser, or an app for your iPhone or Android. VPN software is now very easy and simple to use and may even be included with your Anti-Virus software.

Everything I mentioned may be a lot to take in but all of it is important for you to remember if you are going to be browsing the web or doing financial transactions online. Remember one thing when using the internet, it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to security and privacy.

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