Surfing the web is not as safe as you think it is as there are people on the web that constantly try to spy on your activities. Spies are known to use sniffer programs to decrypt the data on the unsecured sites that you access and steal your sensitive information. Examples of people that may be interested in stealing your data include advertisers who are thinking of sending targeted ads or hacker that wants to sell your information. Fortunately, you can protect your privacy and identity with the use of a virtual private network (VPN).
VPN is useful for helping you to bypass internet censorship on your device, for example, Apple TV.
Many governments in communist countries have placed a ban on certain websites to prevent their citizens from learning some information. For example, if you happen to be on a holiday in China, you will not be able to access Google and YouTube. However, with a VPN, your traffic will be routed to a server in the US so that it looks as if you are accessing the site from the USA.
VPN is also useful when you are in the UK and you want to access Netflix US. It is still possible to do this even though Netflix TOS says they will suspend your service when you do so. VPN enables you to connect to Netflix local channels in your country when you are travelling. Besides, VPN also let you access certain sites that may block you due to some restrictions. Many VPN services may give you the option to select from what country you are accessing the internet.
Many people like to use the internet in public places that offer free WiFi, for example, restaurant, library, airport, train station, and hotel. You should not forget that anyone can access your information on a public network, so you must always be careful when surfing the web. Anyone who is skilled in hacking within a distance of 300 – 500 feet who are also connected to the public WIFI will be able to steal your data.
VPN can create a private tunnel that prevents privy eyes from spying on your data when you are accessing a public WIFI. VPN enhances your security by using a military grade encryption called 256-bit encryption to prevent hackers from knowing what you are doing online. VPN can give you privacy if you regularly download and upload files on the web.
Using a VPN connection to surf the web will save you from a lot of unnecessary troubles like hackers stealing your account login information, credit card information, instant messages, and content of your email inbox. You should use VPN whenever you are on your mobile device. However, it can also be used on a desktop computer, and Mac computers.