What is a VPN, and why you should use one

 

A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy when you’re online. A VPN creates a virtual encrypted ‘tunnel’ between your device and a VPN server. While your network traffic is in this tunnel, no one can see what you’re doing online. Once you are connected to a VPN server, your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. A VPN connection would also help to protect you from identity theft by hiding your IP address. 

 

VPNs are also commonly used by organizations, enabling users to work from home, on the road or at a branch office, simply by connecting to a remote corporate server using the Internet. The VPN is a point-to-point connection between the user’s computer and a corporate server. 

 

 

 

Here are some recommended VPN subscriptions: 

 

Windows 

ExpressVPN 

Paid 

NordVPN 

Paid 

PandaVPN 

Free 

 

Mac 

ExpressVPN 

Paid 

NordVPN 

Paid 

Hide.me VPN 

Free 

 

iOS 

TunnelBear 

Free 

Hotspot Shield 

Free 

Betternet 

Free 

 

Android 

Turbo VPN 

Free 

Hotspot Shield 

Free 

PandaVPN 

Free