Surfshark – A Budget VPN With Premium Performance

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Why Surfshark? Online privacy and security, long considered the realm of geeks and paranoids, is becoming mainstream. Phishing, hack attacks, ransomware and identity theft from a growing band of cybercriminals and rogue nation-states can make our online lives fraught with danger, but there are simple steps that can be taken to make your online life more secure. Which is where Surfshark comes in.

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.

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Decrypting VPN Jargon

Like a lot of computer and Internet-related environments, VPNs suffer from a tech-speak jargon. To the uninitiated, these can be confusing and the shutters come down and the brain turns off (like a kill switch!) but they are really very simple to understand.

Below we explain some of the more common terms.

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Five Surprise Uses For A VPN

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.

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VPN Protocols – Which Is Right For You?

VPNs use a variety of different protocols to deal with your Internet traffic. Some have just one built-in and there is no choice but others, Like Surfshark, allow you to choose from multiple options.

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.

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