I have been using a VPN for a couple of years now and to be honest I feel so much more comfortable with my online activities since I have had VirtualShield in my life. If there are any of you out there who are not sure what a VPN is or why you should use it then I’ll cover that first before showing a few reasons as to why I love using a VPN and cool things you can do with it. If this is all new to you then read on and I’ll tell you all about it.
What is a VPN?
Simply put, a VPN stands for a Virtual Private Network, this is a single network running off its own servers. Unlike the network which you have in your home that can be tracked and which has an address based on the geographical location, the VPN has a remote private location which you are able to access. When you wish to browse the web using this server you will be able to enter this private network, and that will completely hide your address and your location from anyone who may be spying. In order to use a VPN you simply need to download a VPN from a supplier such as VirtualShield and then connect to that network before you do anything online.
Security and Data
Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching what you are doing online? Do you get adverts on pages which are clearly aimed at you based on what you have been searching for recently? If so then this is done under the guise of giving you the best experience but in reality you are being data tracked and that information is very often sold on and used for all kinds of things which you probably haven’t knowingly agreed to. In order to prevent all of this from happening you can use a VPN for all of your browsing needs and the data can’t be tracked because nobody will know it is you.
Another neat trick which you can get when you use a VPN is that you can simulate being in another country, no matter where you are situated. Let’s say that you are on vacation in Mexico, you can connect to the VPN’s server in the USA and it will appear as though you are back home, why is this important you may ask. Well if you are looking to watch your TV subscription from back home it is likely that you are not going to be able to do it based on the fact that you are in another geographical location. In this instance you can simply connect to your VPN back in the US and then you will be able to easily watch all of your favorite shows and films without restrictions.
I would strongly urge anyone who browses the web to ensure that they have a VPN providing an additional layer of encryption and security.