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It's time to fight cybercrime with VPNs

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Are you safeguarded against cyber threats? Today, when hacking is on the rise, it is imperative to install all possible means of protection. An antivirus is a must, but it is insufficient when it comes to data leaks. Any security-conscious user needs to install a VPN.

A virtual private network has multiple applications, but digital security is the most prominent one. For an expert review of the available solution, visit Cooltechzone . Basically, what a VPN will do is replace your IP address and encrypt your session. An IP is assigned to any device once it goes online, and it may be used to trace your internet activity - in essence, for cyber spying. An unencrypted connection, on the other hand, allows all sorts of cyber crooks to steal your sensitive data.


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Public Wi-Fi threats

Today, people want to be connected 24/7. Open networks in cafes and airports are tempting because they are free. But they are common gateways to the data you keep on your devices and share online. Open Wi-Fi is associated with multiple threats, which are all detrimental to your data security.

For example, consider the man-in-the-middle attacks. Even if the network is legit, cybercriminals may interfere in data exchange between you and a website. You may be entering credit cards details or providing personal data - whatever you do, you will be exposed.

Moreover, connecting to an impostor network is no rare occurrence. Usually, such WiFi spots have names similar to the legit alternatives but are set up by fraudsters and thieves. Whatever you do online while connected is perfectly visible to their malicious creators. However, if you choose a VPN wisely, any such dangers will be easily eliminated.


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Home security

Do you think your home network is secure? Do not be misguided. That home router may seem innocuous, but it is also hackable like any other piece of internet-connected equipment. Humans have devised a multitude of smart gadget to make their lives easier, but a compromised router will make all of them hackable.

Think of all those smart cameras that let you monitor your pets or kids while at work? Imagine what could happen if hackers obtained access to them and watched whatever is happening in your home. It is a great way for burglars to figure out when your property is empty and where the valuables are.

However, any such issues can be successfully averted if you protect the network with a reliable VPN. The more technologically advanced, the more vulnerable we are in the face of numerous cyber threats. The government is clearly not doing enough to provide our citizens with sufficient cyber protection. We have to take the matter in our own hands and install all the possible tools to ensure the security of our personal and financial data.

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