3 Benefits of Using a VPN
In today’s rapidly moving world, technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives, allowing us to exchange information and stay connected at lightning-fast speeds. With our mobile devices and laptops rarely farther than an arm’s reach away, we now rely on the Internet more than ever – often transmitting sensitive information without giving it a second thought.
Consider for a moment just how much of your life is transmitted over the Internet. Do you manage your finances or access your medical information online? Do you use your credit or debit card to buy things online? Do you ever feel like you’re being followed around the web by advertisers? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should consider using a virtual private network, or VPN, which helps protect the data that you send and receive when it is turned on.
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What is a VPN, and how does it work?
A VPN is one of the smartest ways to help protect your online privacy when you are connected to it. The VPN creates an encrypted data tunnel that allows you to connect to public Wi-Fi networks as securely as if it were your own private network. Whether you’re browsing on a public Wi-Fi connection or from your couch at home, all of your online activity will be viewed as coming from the VPN server’s location, not your device’s. To help you understand the value of using a VPN, we’ve compiled our top three reasons why you should start using one today.
Top three reasons to start using a VPN
1. Safely use public Wi-Fi networks.
Public Wi-Fi networks may be convenient to use, but they can be vulnerable to attacks by cybercriminals. Hackers can use Internet “sniffing” software and other devices to access and view your online activity while you’re browsing on these unsecured networks. This information can be used to hijack your personal accounts or to transmit viruses to your mobile device or laptop. Using a VPN cloaks your online activity from view, giving you the freedom to enjoy worry-free access to public Wi-Fi across your devices.
2. Privacy should be your right.
Current federal regulations let cable companies and internet service providers track and sell your online activities, like browsing history and app usage, without your consent. Many people feel uncomfortable at the thought of their online activity being tracked, mined, and sold. If you believe that your browsing history should be nobody’s business but your own, using a VPN is the best way to keep your data private.
3. Enjoy a better browsing experience without all the ads.
Some VPNs feature a technology called ad tracker blocking. This feature is designed to prevent your specific device from being tracked by targeted advertisements online. This means that visiting a specific website won’t lead to you being followed around the web by advertisements from that website.
As a Norton subscriber, you’ve already taken an important step to protect yourself from threats online. Norton Secure VPN goes a step further to encrypt your information from hackers and snoops while it’s traveling to and from your device. Compatible with Mac, PC, and mobile devices, Secure VPN is included in your NEW Norton 360 subscription.
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