VPNs - What Good Are They?

January 25, 2017

Right. So. Elections happened. With it, protests happened, as well.

 

We've had a very sharp uptick of people asking us how to better protect their online *and offline* privacy. There are plenty of options out there, for sure, but the most commonly asked is about "VPNs."

 

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, simplified, is a secured (encrypted) connection to the Internet. It can be useful BUT it does require at least a bit of knowledge to set up to effectively protect your web usage. So, a lot of programs and services promise that they can offer security with little effort past installing an app.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-25/viruses-spyware-found-in-alarming-number-of-android-vpn-apps/8210796

 

 

Don't. Ever. Think you can have bulletproof security -- or security, at all -- without putting forward effort. There is no magic wand. There is no guarantee. If you see ANY service promising you'll be 100% secure, run!

 

As always, we're here to help. Should there ever be any questions on how to protect yourself from any number of digital (sometimes real!) assaults, we're a call/email/text away.

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