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What’s a VPN and Why Do You Need It?
Let’s face it computers have taken over. They have infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. Now even our appliances in our homes can be connected to the internet.
So with all this new and rampant connectivity it’s becoming harder and harder to stay secure and safe. One way to protect yourself online is with a VPN or Virtual Private Network.
What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
A VPN is is a tool that connects you to the internet and encrypts your data, helping you become more anonymous. It does this by giving you a temporary IP address while you are connected to the VPN service and scrambles your data communications.
With a VPN you can make it appear like you are in another country thus masking your real location. This can be helpful if you want to stream content in another country.
A VPN is especially important if you travel or frequently use public wifi hotspots. Hoping on a public wifi can be very risky because you don’t know if the signal is compromised or not. Having a VPN with protect you form snooping eyes and keep your passwords safe.
You can even get a VPN for your smartphone.
How do I get a VPN?
No matter what type of computer you have, Mac or PC, you can and should get a VPN. Here is a short list of some VPN clients.Just head to the download section to try them out.