Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is something that is becoming more and more essential to guarantee that what you are doing on your computer stays private. With hackers and internet pirates becoming the norm, using a VPN will be hugely beneficial to you or your company.
Here are 4 Reasons You Need to Start Using VPN Right Now :
Don’t make the common mistake of waiting until you are hacked, treat a VPN like you would any other form of insurance, get it now, before your passwords are leaked to the 4Chan community.
1. Protect Your Identity, Bank Details, Email and Other Online Accounts. When you log in to your bank online, how secure do you feel about that black van outside your house with the long aerial on the roof? Seriously though, gone are the days when you even have a trace of knowledge that somebody is hacking your account.
Hackers and cyber thieves are so capable and sneaky that you will not even know you have been a victim until you get a call from your bank asking why you withdrew your life savings from a bank in Nigeria. Even if you have your WiFi password set up, a killer password with capitals, stars and hashes and hide your details from everybody, you are still a potential target.
There is only one way to go now when it comes to online security and that is to use a VPN. If you are only using other security measures you may as well put your Facebook, bank and email passwords in a cc: to your whole contact list and hit send to all.
2. Use any WiFi Securely. How often have you checked your emails at a cute little cafe with incredibly helpful staff members and amazing coffee? Have you ever been upstairs there and met the guys with computers cracking into your details? WiFi hotspots can be hacked with a beginners skill level, leaving you wide open for an attack. We are all guilty of this sometimes – the urge to check up and see who has been trying to contact you can be overwhelming at times.
One of the best ways to protect yourself when using WiFi is to get a VPN set up and make sure you are taking care of number one. If you have ever been a victim of internet fraud, you know what it feels like. If you haven’t, think of yourself as lucky and make sure you arm yourself with an army tank of a VPN and sit back and know that you won’t be next.
3. Browse Anything You Want, Without Anyone Knowing. Not all internet users want to look up nude ladies and celebrity sex tapes, often people want to browse for far less sinister reasons. However those reasons are not necessarily something you would want Google, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), or your grandmother to find out about.
Some users are even embarrassed about looking up information on topics that are 100% normal such as weight loss, odd bodily problems, puberty questions or finding a partner online. Nothing says awkward like talking to your ISP when your internet goes down and you have just been searching “red spots in groin area”.
If you do want to browse more freely among the web without fear of others criticizing, a VPN is exactly the ace you need up your sleeve. Did you know that when you delete your browsing history that it is still stored in many places? Google stores every single search, your ISP knows every single video, audio, picture and text file you have viewed and even on your own computer there are often still records of what you browse. How else do you think child porn watchers and drug growers get caught?
4. Access Any Prohibited Content – Home, School, Work, Country Etc. Sometimes a Chinese girl might just want to start a Facebook account. Sometimes you might want to read personal emails at work, even if it is on your lunch break. Sometimes you so desperately want to click on that flashing banner that congratulates you on being visitor number 500,000, and you have just won a year subscription to Home & Garden.
Some rules are just plain stupid and need to be broken. If you are having lunch and want to check your eBay account to see what has sold as part of your spring cleaning, who is your boss to say “No sorry, internet is for big boys only”. Take back some liberty and get a VPN, do what you have to do and be a grown up about it.
Using the Right VPN is like Insurance – You Need It
Using a VPN is something that everyone can do, it isn’t hard to set up and if you have managed to set up and use your own WiFi at home, you are just about there. Plenty of guides online show you step by step how to do this, and if you don’t feel up to the task you can easily get somebody to do it for you for a nominal fee.
So this was a brief discussion about the top 4 reasons why to start using VPN service. hope you enjoyed reading. Stay tuned for more stuff 🙂