Apr, 2017


Do you know, your internet service provider (ISP) can keep an eye on your online activities? This doesn’t mean that your security is compromised but it can be that you may see ads from advertisers based on your browsing behavior. So, does ISPs sell data to advertisers? That’s a big question. However, let’s not go deep into it as the thing that matters most is your internet security.

Luckily there is a solution to this issue, which is known as Virtual Private Network. Popularly known as VPN, it is a technology that creates an encrypted connection over a networks that are not much secure such as the internet. VPN blocks your IP address, so that not even your service providers can see what activities you are performing on the web.

Even if you are not worried about your ISP sharing your search behavior to advertisers, there are many other reasons for which you should opt a VPN.

  • Foil attempts of hackers who wait for the opportunity to steal your banking & financial details.
  • Remain out of the reach from cyber criminals, who may try to compromise your social media accounts.
  • Safely perform online transactions

How to choose the right VPN?

The key factor lies in choosing the right VPN that is useful for your personal or business goals. Avoid companies that offer 100% free VPN or some strange deals. Rather take a free trial from any reputed VPN providers. You can easily understand the product performance then opt for purchasing the same. Once you have implemented a good VPN, then bandwidth and efficiency of the network can be generally increased.

Not only at home, you much use VPN, while using the internet at coffee shops, hotels or any public place. Even if you are browsing the web or uploading pics on social media platform, using an encrypted network is always advisable.

The Author

Abhijeet Guha

Abhijeet is an active blogger with decent experience in the IT Security industry. He researches on various topics related to cyber security and pens down his research in the form of articles & blogs. You can reach him at abhijeet@reveantivirus.com.
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