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Use your VPN’s kill switch when necessary

A VPN’s kill switch can stop all internet activity on your device. If your VPN malfunctions or drops out, the kill switch will prevent any potentially dangerous traffic from coming through your network. In turn, your sensitive information will be kept safe until your VPN is functioning again.

Opt for a VPN service that is compatible with all your devices

Setting up a VPN on your router at home is a great idea, but you still face risk if some of your devices can’t connect to the network. VPNs have varying amounts of compatibility, so when selecting which service to opt for, go with the one that will protect your laptop, computer, smartphone and any […]

Choose a VPN provider located in a country with strong privacy laws

VPN providers are all over the world, and you can use one from just about anywhere. For the most secure network, choose a VPN provider in a country with strong privacy laws. VPN providers that are located in countries with few, weak or nonexistent privacy laws may not be able to keep all of your […]

Laptop Travel Safety

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, travel has already ramped up more than an average 300% from 2020 according to the TSA. Whether it’s visiting family or finally taking that vacation that was indefinitely delayed, you’ll want to make sure all of your smart devices are secure while traveling to keep your information safe. After all, getting […]

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.