How to use Public Wi-Fi without Becoming a Victim of Cybercrime?
February 20, 2017
Eeverywhere you look there is someone with a laptop browsing the internet on a public WiFi connection. But, do you think the people browsing the internet via a public WiFi are all protected equally? The truth is, even people who use free Wi-Fi connection requiring a password do not have enough level of protection without a reliable VPN service.
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What is VPN and why do I need it?
VPN or Virtual Private Network is one of the simplest and the most popular way of Internet protection. Basic VPN encrypts data from your computer and helps it pass through the Internet untouched by any hacker or Internet monitoring agency. Using a VPN, users will be able to do the following:
easily access websites or networks in different countries that are banned from outsiders;
secure data without compromising internet speed;
the ability to protect the data for all devices on your network that require internet access;
the ability to retain your country's IP address, so you can still access websites or networks that are usually banned outside of your country when you travel.
How to choose the VPN for everyday purposes?
If you spend at least 5 hours a month in places with public Wi-Fi, such as cafeterias, restaurants, clubs, etc., it is better to use a VPN. Some people use free providers but there is no guarantee that, those providers do not collect data for the purpose of selling it to marketing agencies, or those providers are not cybercriminals, whose intentions are to trick their users into visiting malicious websites. That is why it is much better to use moderately-priced, trustworthy and popular VPN services.
Although the price is an essential factor to consider, you shouldn’t forget about such characteristics as platform suitability, the quality of support, and capabilities of client accounts. With a trustworthy VPN, you can use public Wi-Fi without any fear of your traffic being used by anyone.
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