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A refresher on VPNs

VPN stands for Virtual private network.  Using one can help by:

  1. Creating a tunnel for your private information to go through online.
  2. This secure tunnel uses encryption to make sure that your personal business is protected over any network you don’t own or manage.
  3. You don’t own or manage the internet, so you can’t always trust things you see on it.
  4. Using a vpn is like driving through a tunnel under the harbor, instead of trying to drive your car across it.
  5. Using a vpn isn’t free, and some vpn resellers can be shady.

Even though it isn’t straightforward, just use common sense and you will be ok online for the most part.

Sometimes when something is free, the product is actually you and your personal business.  So be careful.

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