7 Ways a VPN Can Help Protect Your Identity

April 5, 2017

8:30 pm

While many people are familiar with a VPN, many choose to not use it on a regular basis. However, with the rise in cyberthreats, it would be good to consider using one in the future as you surf the internet and boost your security.

VPNs are a group of computers that are networked together on the internet. Many businesses are choosing to use VPNs to gain access to resources that are not physically on the local area network and as a method of encrypting and securing networks when using untrusted public networks. Here are 7 reasons why you should start using a VPN, starting today to protect your information.

Covering Your Identity Online

As you are not doing any ill-witted activity online, why hide your identity? This is one very common and valid question. Unfortunately, many online users are continuously monitoring activities without your knowledge and have intentions to hack into your system and steal valuable data. Also, based on search or comments online some websites may restrict your access and VPNs are a feasible solution to overcoming those hurdles.

Security From Public Networks and Hotspots

When you use hotspot in a public space, your device has a very high chance of being compromised or if someone has gained access to your personal network, VPNs can help secure your identity satisfactorily in any occurrence.

Open Access to Censored Content

Regardless of your current location, using a free VPN will allow you to browse censored content, without any link to your identity. Whether you want to access YouTube or access a restricted news channel, this is the number one remedy.

Downloading Information

Quite often, you may find yourself using a torrent to download audio, movies or information and using VPNs is a good prevention tool and a way to protect your identity when obtaining excessive data.

Securing Conversations

If you regularly use VoIP communication for your enterprise or personal affairs, you should rethink your conversation encryption methods and look to a VPN to secure your information against intruders.

On-The-Go

While you are at school or your office, gaining access to restricted sites can be a long process. While you try to obtain access to these websites, the network might not allow you to do so. A quick solution is to install a VPN on your laptop, or smartphone, and simply use the blocked site. The VPN operates in your best interests, while the network may work on an opposite principle.

Breaking Free From Ads

You may be aware of companies that track most of your online searchers religiously. These enterprises sell data to advertisers, who will bombard your system with all sorts of advertisements while surfing. If you could hide your IP address using a VPN, all your searches will be confidential, and reduce the chances of being bombarded with annoying ads.

Happy private surfing!

Read more about protecting your identify at Tech.Co.

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