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Use a VPN on vacation!

At this time, especially with the lockdown experienced until some weeks ago, the use of the internet and all its functions has increased exponentially. This situation has also led to an increase in the use of VPN connections. A VPN like for example Nord VPN can be used to increase security in the corporate field and for personal purposes.

Nord VPN can also be useful in a holiday season. On vacations you are usually visiting many public places, therefore, the opportunity to have a safe connection becomes very interesting. The acronym VPN stands for a Virtual Private Network. This type of connection, thanks to the use of a relatively special system called tunneling, makes it possible to make our network activities invisible to those who should not know them. To simplify the operation of the tunneling system and to make it understandable (even to those who are not used to operate these technologies), it can be associated to a motorway with a tunnel on which many cars daily circulate. At this point, let’s imagine that a witness is flying over the highway on board of a helicopter: he can see all the cars up to the entrance of the tunnel, and then see them again at the exit, but everything that happens inside the tunnel remains hidden for him. This is how the tunnel system of a VPN works, hiding the information or data that is sent from one device to another.

In the summer, which for many represents a holiday season, it is advisable to use Nord VPN at every public place where you need to connect to the web; especially if there are public WIFI’s at airports and hotels. This is because the security of the network, in these places, is quite low. It is definitely better to take some safety measures and browse using methods that improve the network security, just like a VPN connection does. It is usually better to avoid logging in on particularly important sites or enter sensitive data, such as passwords for bank logins or similar information. It must never be forgotten that not all Internet users have good intentions and for cybercriminals it is somehow easy to access public internet connections. 

Even on a holiday abroad it can be useful to use a VPN. Maybe to be able to see our favorite TV series, even if this is not available in the latitude, in which we are. In this case, a VPN allows you to use an IP address of your own country. You will then be able to connect to your favorite streaming platform and, therefore, have access to the usual catalog of TV series and films that you have at home.

To conclude, let’s not forget, that the use of a VPN connection is also very important to reduce our online traceability, allowing us to browse in perfect privacy.

So happy holidays?  Indeed, with a good VPN!

Washim

Washim is an Bangladeshi tech based web blogger. Right now he writes for techshim.com excellent content Android Apps, Games and much more.

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