Do you want a more secure internet connection? Do you use public WiFi? Do you need to hide your location? If your answer to any of these is yes, then a VPN might just be right for you.
What’s a VPN
A VPN in simple terms is a secret tunnel. It’s a tunnel which you send all of your information through to get it to the internet. Technically, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, but you probably don’t need to know that.
What you actually need to know is that when you set up a VPN connection, you’re setting up a tunnel to a particular set of servers that securely handle all your connections.
Why would I want to do this?
- It hides your location. Hackers won’t know where you are. Nobody will. At least not from your internet connection.
- It’s encrypted. All your internet connections are encrypted between your computer and the VPN servers. Nobody can spy on your connection.
- Allows you to use ppublic WiFi safely, without people snooping on what you’re doing.
- If you want to see what the internet looks like in another country, you can pretend to be there if you want. If you get those annoying “This video isn’t available in your area” messages, just use the VPN to pretend you’re somewhere else.
- If you use a “no logs” VPN, then if someone kncoks on the door of your VPN provider to ask what you’ve been doing they can say “we don’t know, we didn’t keep any records of their activities”. NordVPN is a no log VPN.
We at cybertips often use NordVPN. Whether we’re doing a bit of security research, or just want to see what our website looks like to a user in the Netherlands or Israel, we can use NordVPN for this.
NordVPN always have specials running and you’ll be able to get a great deal. As I write this, there’s a 50% discount, but this does change from time to time.