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Amshire IT’s Dave Taylor explains how a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, can help keep your business’ data and online activity private.
How would you feel if someone broke into your house while you were sleeping and stole your most precious items?
You’d be super mad, right? Most likely scared, too. Well, here’s the thing…
Having strangers in the privacy of your home is the same as having unauthorized people monitoring your online activities. It’s alarming to have random people tracking your every digital move. Or worse, steal your personal information. Right?
Fortunately, there is a way to secure your online activities: Use a VPN or a Virtual Private Network.
What is a VPN?
What is a VPN, you ask?
Well, think of it as a secret tunnel that connects your device or computer to the websites you visit. It’s so secure, nobody else knows about it. And even if they do, they’ll have a hard time getting inside that tunnel. With a VPN, all the data that goes through that tunnel is encrypted, which keeps those dodgy stalkers from checking out what you do online.
And it gets better… VPNs can even disguise your location!
Once your computer connects to a VPN server, you’ll be using the same local connection as that VPN. That means if you’re in London and your VPN server is in Chicago, websites will register your location as the latter. Talk about absolute PRIVACY!