4 Reasons You Should Use a VPN in 2018

September 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM 1 comment

According to 2017 Identity Fraud Study, as much as $16 billion was stolen from over 15 million US consumers in 2016. In 2015, some $15.3 billion was stolen from 13.1 million consumers. Online thieves stole $1 billion more in 2016 than 2015.

The report also revealed that identity thieves have stolen $107 billion from millions of people in last 6 years.

Things would become worse in 2017, 2018, and beyond unless internet users start taking their online security seriously.

Statistics like these generated a new buzzword – VPN. It is no more a buzzword instead a need. If you aren’t using a VPN, you could be the next victim.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is private network that enables you to send and receive data securely. A VPN does two things:

  1. It encrypts all the data you send and receive from your device thus making you safe.
  2. It will change your IP address as if you’re coming from a different location.

Here are 4 reasons why this is the right time to encrypt your data and manipulate your IP address via a VPN connection.

  1. Browse securely an safely

Not every website that you visit is safe. While most of the websites use HTTPS which means your connection with the website is fully secured and encrypted but majority of the sites aren’t secured.

For instance, if you’re reading an article on your favorite blog, your connection might not be secured. Anyone can access your machine and/or your information.

In fact, the moment you connect with the internet without a VPN, you’re exposed to millions of threats. Things become worse when you enter your personal information or financial information on a website over an unsecured connection.

A VPN lets you browse the internet without any fear of getting exposed to malware and hackers. You can access any website, social network, your email, or pretty much anything without any fear.

  1. Access restricted content

If you happen to be a frequent flier, I’m sure you know how it feels when you cannot access a specific website when you’re not in your home country. Not all the content is freely available throughout the world. For instance, Google Docs, Gmail, and several other Google products are blocked in China.

Similarly, brands use different versions of their website, content, and products in different locations. This is where a VPN service like CyberGhost discount can be of great help.

Since it hides and manipulates your IP address so you can access restricted content easily irrespective of your current location.

For instance, if you’re in China and need to access Google Docs, you can easily do so via a VPN.

  1. Use public Wi-Fi freely

One of the biggest threats to your security are public Wi-Fi such as those in your hotel, airports, universities, and other public areas.

Since anyone can use a free public Wi-Fi, therefore, using one without a VPN is a big mistake.

If you’ve a VPN, you can use any public Wi-Fi without any fear.

  1. Communicate privately with friends and peers

The use of messaging apps, social networks, and video calls has increased enormously in recent times. We are always connected with our friends, family, and peers whether we are at work, home, or traveling.

Guess what, anyone can access your communication easily because it is not encrypted.

A VPN helps you keep your personal information that you share with your friends and family over the internet absolutely safe.

Conclusion

Don’t take the risk of exposing yourself to thieves, hackers, and scammers who are always looking for new victims. Start using a VPN now.

Don’t take any chances because there isn’t anything more important than your security.

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  • 1. Sumeet Manhas  |  September 29, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Nice Tips

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