Like biological viruses, computer viruses spread in highly specific ways. Just as influenza infects people via airborne droplets containing virions the body’s immune systems can’t stop, malware takes over computing devices by bypassing their defenses. In other words, viruses don’t come out of nowhere, and with the right preparations it’s possible to contain them before they cause […]
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are helpful security tools that encrypt your internet connection, hiding it from prying eyes. This strong protection is beneficial if you ever need to use public Wi-Fi. Think of your connection as a car and the VPN as a secure parking garage. Continuing the metaphor, the latter protects you from having […]
When you’re on the go, joining to a public Wi-Fi network or even one managed by a hotel might seem like the best option for internet access. There is significant risk, though, as you can’t be sure the connection is safe. Sticking to cellular is advisable, also using a virtual private network (VPN) whenever on […]
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts data on your device before sending it to a private server, helping you stay more anonymous online. Your IP address and location will become hidden from anything trying to trawl your data. This is a good habit for several reasons, but especially for logging into a shared professional network […]
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) mask your IP address when you’re operating online. This means you connect to a server from which you access the internet, making it appear that you are operating from wherever that server is located, which means whatever you connect to sees the IP address and location of the server, rather than […]
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 […]
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