Protect Your Personal Data With A VPN – Latest Hacking News

Virtual Private Networks or VPNs have long been used to allow people to bypass geographic restrictions on Internet content, download content and share it with others, and access a corporate network while traveling . But, in addition to making content more accessible to users around the world, VPN software also helps protect your personal data. Here’s how.

Securely access public WiFi

Everyone likes to work from places other than their home and office, which is why almost every restaurant and cafe in the country has free public Wi-Fi for their customers. But, accessing public-WiFi is not very secure and can lead to personal data theft. In fact, it’s so easy for scammers to set up Wi-Fi hotspots that look like official guest Wi-Fi connections that customers often can’t tell the difference. When connecting to these fake access points, the thief has access to everything users do online.

A VPN prevents identity theft by hiding users’ online presence. Even if you accidentally connect to a fake Wi-Fi hotspot, your passwords, banking information, and account data will be safe. A scammer would have to crack your VPN’s encryption of your data before they could access your information, which is nearly impossible and impossible in times when you’re usually connected to public Wi-Fi.

Hide your identity from companies

Personal data is a coveted asset these days, especially for companies that want to advertise you. When you access the internet without a VPN, you are essentially allowing websites to track your every move to determine your interests. Then they take that information and send you targeted ads everywhere you go online. Or, they resell your information to companies that wish to develop targeted advertising on or offline.

You’ve probably searched for something online and immediately seen ads on social media platforms and other websites that advertise what you’ve searched for. This is an example of websites using your data to market to you. But you don’t have to give them your information. Using a VPN keeps your browsing private. Not even your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can track your browsing through a VPN, which they can do even if you’re using an incognito browser.

Access to secure information

Remote work has become extremely popular in recent years, but many companies are concerned about the security of their business information in the hands of employees when working outside the office. For this reason, companies often require their employees to access their corporate network through a company-owned VPN. This assures them that no one else can access secure information while you are remotely connected to their network.

It is also becoming increasingly critical for healthcare professionals using virtual care platforms. Since health-related data is so sensitive, virtual care companies need to ensure that their patient data is completely secure. This includes electronic patient health records, appointment information, and the actual medical visit.


Your data is a valuable asset for operations worldwide, both legal and illegal. Don’t give it to them freely by accessing internet connections without a VPN.

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