We have come across a good guide to understand the principles of VPN (virtual private network), certainly a recommended reading!
For those that are not computer nerds, a VPN involves technology that adds a security layer to private and public networks, including broadband and internet hotspots. Translated to everyday lingo, a VPN is both secure and private for individuals and organizations to send and receive data over the internet. Think of it as your secret network that gives you access to personal internal systems, plus the benefit of being able to browse the internet without minions tracking you. It gives you a way into content that you might not be able to access otherwise, such as Netflix or BBC iPlayer.
In theory, whatever you do through a VPN connection cannot be intercepted by anyone. In reality, your VPN connection is only useful if the device you are using (laptop, desktop, smartphone) has not been compromised by malware. You should load up an antivirus program to shoot down any inherent spies before using a VPN.
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