The Internet has become increasingly dangerous in the past years, and you could easily become the target of an attack. You must protect your data, and one of the best ways of doing that is by using a VPN. If you haven’t done this before, we have prepared a complete guide for it.
For those who do not know this already a VPN is a Virtual Private Network. It allows you to use the Internet safely since many internet apps send the uses’ information without any protection. A VPN will keep your data encrypted so that attackers can’t access it.
Types of VPNs
There are two types of VPNs. The first one is enterprise or corporate VPN. Since businesses usually have multiple locations, they need to connect their LAN’s over public internet. Therefore, VPN is needed in order to protect their data.
There are also consumer VPNs which are used for web apps such as email, shopping sites or bank, for those who use public networks such as coffee shops or hotels. The VPN manages to protect those connections.
Using a VPN
It is recommended that your use a VPN every time you use the Wi-Fi of someone else. Your home and work Wi-Fi connections are usually safe, but we can’t say the same thing about other types of connections.
A VPN can also help you hide personal information. For example, if you don’t want to reveal your location online, a VPN can save you. This could be a solution for people fearing for their safety. In addition to that, VPN can also help you access websites which are not available in your country. Some sites comes with regional restrictions, and a VPN can help you bypass them.
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.