What are the Advantages of using a VPN?

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A Virtual Private Network is a popular service used for many reasons. The most common reason why a person would add this service to their desktop computer or smart device is to boost their security and allow them to connect to the web without using their real IP address.

What are the Advantages of using a VPN?
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However, running a good VPN service on your device that connects to the internet has more advantages than just security. For example, many websites and applications use geo-blocking technology so you can’t access them from certain regions. When you run a decent VPN you should be able to access these blocked sites from any region because you can choose the location of the server.

You may find searching for a VPN might be a bit overwhelming. Especially if you are new to VPNs, you might want to give a VPN a trial run. Many packages available offer you a free trial with their VPNs before you purchase the full version. Visit fortunelords.com to find out what are the best free VPNs on the market.

Improves Your Security

Cyber attacks have become a common problem that internet users face daily. If we connect to the internet without using a good VPN service we are making it easy for anyone to find out our device's IP address.

When you run a VPN on your device the computer or phone will assume you are in a different location. The VPN will provide the device with a new IP address from the VPN service you are using. The location won’t be in the same area you are in, which makes you hidden from cybercriminals.

Just because you are using a VPN doesn’t mean your device is completely safe from cyber attacks, however, it will make it much harder for a hacker to try and gain access to your sensitive data. It seems like cybercrime is rising each year, and if you were to lose personal data, like banking details or passwords to your social media accounts and emails, it can cause a financial and personal disaster.

Protect Your Device While Using Public WiFi

Most of us connect our smart devices to public WiFi at some stage. It seems like most businesses these days offer WiFi service to their customers. However, connecting to a public network, even if it is secure, is prone to people falling victim to a cyberattack.

It is very easy, even for a beginner hacker to access the data that you are sending and receiving to a server on a public, unencrypted network. Hackers can easily download, easy to use software that allows them to ‘’listen in’’ to WiFi traffic. If you are one of these unlucky victims, the hacker will be able to watch your every move online, including everything that you type. If you are entering in credit card details or other private information the damage could be very costly. Not only that, but your sensitive data such as family pictures, private work documents, and other confidential documents are all vulnerable.

Purchasing a reliable VPN will help you avoid this nasty situation. When you connect to a public network your VPN will hide your original IP address so the hacker won’t be able to access your device.

A VPN lets you choose your Region

Quality VPN services have servers throughout the world. Some platforms, applications, and websites use geo-blocking technology so you can’t access them from certain regions. When you are running a VPN, you can choose the region so you should have no issue accessing it.

  1. This allows you to overcome laws that are in place in certain countries. If you are on holiday in an area where gambling is illegal, you can change the location of the server so you can access the blocked site.
  2. Netflix and other streaming sites only allow you to watch Netflix from that area. Changing the location of the server gives you access to Netflix from the country you desire.
  3. New movies and games are released in some countries earlier than others. When using a VPN you can download or stream the new content before it is available in your area.

By using a reliable VPN and choosing the region gives you more access and lets you browse more freely on the internet.

Conclusion

With the number of cyberattacks growing each year purchasing a reliable VPN is almost essential for most people. Don’t assume that only big companies are vulnerable to being attacked. It seems very common to read a story in the news of a person who has lost their identity due to a hacker gaining access to the device they use to go online. Most people don’t leave their homes without locking the door so why should we avoid securing something that often has lots of our sensitive data.

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