Private browsing won’t hide your information from cybercriminals

Many use private browsing when they want to hide their site history or ensure no login information is stored. However, it won’t stop your data from potentially being seen over a public network. For that, you’ll need a virtual private network (VPN), which is the only way to surf safely on public networks.

VPN encrypts your internet traffic before sending it out, making it impossible for cybercriminals to access your personal information or activity on the network. By hiding your IP address and routing your data through a secure tunnel, VPNs can provide an extra layer of protection for an organization’s internet activity. Companies and individuals may also need to use a VPN to access sites that are blocked due to geographical restrictions.