In today’s age where almost everyone browses the internet for thousands of reasons. This is an amazing development that makes almost all the information in the world easily accessible to everyone. But it has also become a prime location for scams and attempts to steal personal information. It is therefore important that anyone browsing the internet stays safe by using strong passwords and VPNs.

This traction and the safety it provides have made VPNs are a multi-billion dollar industry with lots of growth potential. VPN is an acronym that stands for Virtual Private Network. Using a VPN is as easy as clicking a button and you’re set. But knowing what they contradict and what they don’t will ensure you have the safest browsing experience.

How do VPNs work?

VPNs essentially hide your IP address by acting as an intermediary and redirecting your traffic. They also encrypt all your personal information, which secures it and your location. This prevents anyone from spying on or accessing your information, whether through the web or your internet connection. Securing your Wi-Fi connection when you are out in public is also very important, as anyone can easily hack into it to steal personal information.

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For example, as the rate of fraudulent calls decreases, online peers grow. Most of them except phishing and downloading corrupted files, which can only be combated through awareness and education. VPNs act as a security barrier between scammers and all your personal information and documents.

Are VPNs Free?

VPNs generally operate as a subscription service that gives you full access to its service on all your devices. The number of devices depends on the subscription plan you are using, but there are free options that provide their services to users. There are also subscription plans marketed for enterprise teams and departments to protect the security of the entire branch. Everyone can and should use any available VPN, because all security is better than none.

What are other uses of a VPN?

Besides security, VPNs can be used to access websites and services not available in your area. This is thanks to their ability to choose where your hidden IP address will be, which means you can practically “live” anywhere. A common application of this is a Netflix-VPN, where you change your region in order to watch previously unavailable shows and movies. With this, you avoid regional locking of media by Netflix.

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