World Cup goal: A trusted VPN for your mobile devices
Authored by a Symantec employee
It's that time — when soccer fans around the globe prepare to support their national teams in the World Cup.
Whether you're lucky enough to be heading to Russia to attend a few games or attending a viewing party at a local bar, we hope your chosen team goes far, and that you watch safely.
What does safety have to do with watching soccer (or football, as the rest of the world calls it)? Well, regardless of where you are, you'll likely have a smartphone with you. And you don't want your device's data — such as photos, passwords, and credit card information — falling into the wrong hands, increasing your risk of identity theft and other threats.
Your best bet on public Wi-Fi — a trusted VPN
If you’re like a lot of sports fans, you’ll have one eye on the match and the other on your smartphone. Or, you’ll stream a match on your device. Either way, you may connect to public Wi-Fi to minimize wireless data costs.
Public Wi-Fi — even if password-protected — is notoriously insecure. Worse still, you could unwittingly log on to a rogue network set up by a hacker trying to steal your information.
The best bet to help secure your information on public Wi-Fi? A trusted VPN — or virtual private network — like Norton Secure VPN. VPNs encrypt the data your devices send and receive, so eavesdroppers aren't able to read your emails or see what sites you're visiting.
Not all VPNs are the same
Not all VPNs are created equal. If you're not paying for yours, your VPN provider may be logging or storing your browsing information to use for its own purposes.
Norton Secure VPN uses the same encryption technologies as leading banks, keeping your information secure and private. In addition, Norton Secure VPN doesn't track or store your online activity or location, and it also blocks ad trackers.
The last thing you want to do while cheering on your team is to worry about your device and data. With a trusted VPN, you can leave your device and data protection to the experts and enjoy the World Cup games without worry. That's a great goooooal!
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