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Are you using a VPN for your iPad or phone?

2018-10-19 11:48 #0 by: Niklas

A VPN (virtual private network) is a service that shields your internet traffic from outsiders by encrypting it from your device to the websites and services you are visiting. Someone intercepting your internet traffic will only see encrypted garbage. They will not know who or where you are or what sites you are visiting. They will not see your email traffic or what movies you watch. Not what you buy online or what games you play. Not if you are a criminal mastermind or a boring ordinary citizen. :-)

Using a VPN service may be a good idea when you connect to the internet via an unsecured Wi-Fi network, like in a coffee shop, on a train station or at a library. In those places you are at risk of someone eavesdropping on your Wi-Fi traffic to get information you probably want to keep private.

Most people are not using a VPN yet. Are you? Have you considered using a VPN service?

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2018-10-20 06:08 #1 by: Tammie

How do you use one? Is it something you plug into your phone or do you use an app? How does it work?

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Tammie

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2018-10-20 08:40 #2 by: Niklas

Usually, it is an app you download. When you open it, it will ask permission to install a VPN profile. In some, you have settings you can adjust depending on when you want to be protected. You may not want it to activate when you are on trusted networks, for instance.

This short video explains very briefly how a VPN works.

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2018-10-22 19:22 #3 by: Leia

I've never even thought about getting one! I definitely need to become more aware of internet security, do you have a good recommendation for a VPN?

All the best, Leia

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2018-10-22 20:58 #4 by: jordan

I have considered it many times, but I feel like I don't have a situation that warrants one. I have briefly looked into teaching in China though, and if so I would definitely get one to access my social media accounts.

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2018-10-24 11:30 #5 by: Niklas

#3: I have to get back to you on that. I am in the process of testing a few of them now.

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2018-10-24 19:41 #6 by: Leia

#5 It will be great to hear your thoughts!

All the best, Leia

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