VPN is a Virtual Private Network, are you using it for added security?

VPN is a fantastic enhancement for creating additional security online and a great deterrent for cybercriminals. Antivirus software like Bitdefender comes with an optional VPN bundle, but if you’re looking for a standalone VPN, NordVPN is a good choice.

But what does a VPN do? A VPN creates a tunnelled / encrypted connection to the network and hides your IP address and makes it difficult for cybercriminals to pinpoint your computer or device and in turn makes it hard for them to launch attacks against you, for the simple fact that they need to know your real IP address and a VPN gives you a hidden one/fake address to cloak you from them.

The added bonus of having a VPN apart from being a good cyber-criminal deterrent is that you can choose your region for example many VPN users would select the USA to watch Netflix as some of the latest Movies and TV shows are only available in these regions and VPNs can provide the best bang for your buck if you’re a Netflix subscriber. Or if you want to watch Love Island on ITV player!

Don’t be an easy target. Make it difficult for cybercriminals. Stay safe online and off.

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