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Be wary of “free” VPN services

There are some VPN providers that claim their services are free, but be skeptical of these providers. Find out how they are able to make money. If that information is not available — and even if it is — it’s possible that the main source of their income is collecting and selling your personal information.

When on public Wi-Fi networks use a VPN

Public Wi-Fi without a password is unencrypted, meaning your data can be intercepted while using it. Think about setting up a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection and shield your activities from prying eyes on public networks. If not, try to look for “semi-public” alternatives such as coffeeshop/restaurant Wi-Fi with a requestable password.

Bank online whenever possible

Some ATMs automatically print receipts without asking your preference. If you leave a receipt at the ATM — or even if you take it, and it falls out of your pocket — someone could gain access to your bank account or deposit information. If you do your banking online from the privacy of your home […]

Utilize a kill switch with your virtual private network (VPN)

If your VPN malfunctions, you will be automatically connected to your regular internet network. With a kill switch enabled, preselected programs will automatically quit so that you do not end up using personal accounts on a less secure network. Make sure to preselect all of the accounts that contain private information, like your bank account.

Use a no-log virtual private network (VPN)

When searching for a VPN, be sure to look at the company’s terms of service to ensure it’s a no-log VPN. This means the network will not save any of your personal information. You remain anonymous, even to the VPN provider. This ensures that even if someone is able to hack into your network, there […]

Use the Epic Privacy Browser for more protection while searching

Epic Privacy Browser is secure because it uses a virtual private network (VPN) with servers in eight countries and provides free VPN access. It blocks ads, trackers, fingerprinting, cryptomining and ultrasound signaling, and it can stop over 600 tracking attempts every browsing session. Epic Privacy Browser is available for Apple, Windows and Android devices. To […]