One of the simplest ways of protecting your online life is to invest in a virtual private network (VPN). Note that I use the word invest which intimates that you need to spend money. Fortunately, there are always deals on multi-year VPN subscriptions from reputable, established organisations.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), is becoming the first line in cybersecurity defence for anyone who goes online. Put simply, a VPN such as Surfshark consists of a tunnel that your encrypted data travels down, keeping you more secure and anonymous when online. It protects you from identity theft, phishing, malware and a host of other nasties that are evolving all the time.
However, there are side benefits apart from protecting your online activity, here is a shortlist of surprise advantages you can enjoy while using a VPN.
Don’t let this put you off as the difference between them is easily explained to allow you to make an informed choice as to what protocol to use.
Ever since Edward Snowden blew the lid off America’s NSA mass surveillance activities, more people have become aware of how fragile their privacy and security is and are taking steps to protect themselves. One of the first many take is to install a reputable VPN. My choice for many years has been NordVPN so I was intrigued when the company announced it was entering into the file encryption business with NordLocker.