Imagine you’re out..
You hop on a public wi-fi network to check your email, peek at your social media feed, or even check your bank balance online. After all, everything should be safe because even though you’re on a free wi-fi network, you’re only accessing encrypted websites. There shouldn’t be anything to be concerned about with this free wi-fi network.
Remember the Experian link? It wasn’t all that long ago. And it shows that identity theft has become a hot topic as data breaches happen more regularly.
VPN. Those three letters that stand for a secure internet browsing experience (or Virtual Private Network, if you’re being technical).
A VPN provides privacy, so your digital business won’t be known by anyone else but you. It means security, so no one else can access the information on your computer. And, it changes your IP address, so you can appear to be in a different location than you really are.
If you have been researching VPN software, you have certainly stumbled upon the word encryption.
Encryption is the main security measure that computers, websites, and networks use to protect sensitive data.