Computer, smartphone, and tablet users face all kinds of security threats. When at home or at the office, you’re protected, in part, by your firewall and other security software. Yet when you’re away from your usual networks, risks abound. So you may be wondering a few things, such as what is the security concern when connecting to Wi-Fi networks? How the heck can you protect your traffic on public networks? And is a VPN router setup the right solution? These are all good questions that I’ll clear up, giving you the tools you need to protect your computers and smartphones when on the go.
There’s a way to protect your devices from man in the middle attacks wherever you are: You can use a virtual private network (VPN). This ensures that the data you send and receive is encrypted between your device and a server, ensuring that no one can sniff your traffic in a coffee shop, airport, or hotel. Most VPNs are subscription services, and cost from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars, depending on the speed and amount of data you use.
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