VPNs are a must for private browsing in 2020. Here are huge deals on 5 of them
With a virtual private network, you're accessing a separate server for your internet use, making it virtually impossible for hackers or malicious outsiders to track your online activities and hack your accounts.
If you’re increasingly worried about your security and the security of your sensitive data online and you’re ready to take action, you’re smart. Unfortunately, you’re also in the minority. The facts are:
- 61% of transactions and payments happen on a mobile device.
- There were 150 million mobile device attacks over a six-month span (Jan.-June 2018).
- Only 5% of Americans protect themselves with a simple VPN (virtual private network).
With a VPN, you’re accessing a separate server for your internet use, making it virtually impossible for hackers or malicious outsiders to track your online activities and infiltrate your systems.
And while that’s vitally important, it’s not even the only reason to enlist VPN protection. To help, we’ve compiled five of the best deals happening this holiday season on some of the top VPN services around, each offering discounts as high as 97% off.
If you’re logged in to public WiFi at the mall, NordVPN can make sure that guy in the food court isn’t hacking your data. NordVPN’s connection tunnel features double data SSL-based 2048-bit encryption, making you invisible to anyone else poking around on that open public network. With over 3,500 server locations in 61 countries worldwide, NordVPN has your back at home and abroad.
Say you’re traveling in the UK. Think you can just log into your US Netflix account and fire up a movie? Nope. Windscribe VPN access gets you around any censorship or content restrictions imposed by a foreign government, agency or business. Windscribe even has its own Netflix browser extension to help sidestep any geo-locking.
Know how Google and Facebook always serve up ads for items you just looked at online? It’s because they’re tracking you. But with coverage from Ivacy, you assure no prying eyes are ever following your web activities. And Ivacy keeps no traffic logs, meaning not even they know where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing. With access in over 50 nations, chances are there’s a safe login site ready to serve you.
Trackers aren't just a threat to your privacy; they can also wreak havoc on your device's performance. Disconnect blocks trackers and malware across your entire device, allowing you to browse up to 44% faster, using up to 39% less bandwidth, and greatly improving battery life.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription - $39 (Originally $499.99)
It's a Software Informer's Editor's Pick, a Laptop Review Pro Best VPN selection and a Top VPN honoree from PC Mag. Packed with a variety of services and advanced features, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited offers the full package, including complete security and anonymity online with no speed or bandwidth limits. With 10 million customers using servers in more than 70 locations around the world, you get fast, fully-encrypted access to the web that keeps you fully cloaked from any viewing restrictions.
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Video meetings on the popular platform don't seem to offer end-to-end encryption as advertised.
- Despite claims, Zoom's video and audio meetings don't support end-to-end encryption, according to a recent report from The Intercept.
- End-to-end encryption is an especially strong form of security that, in theory, scrambles online data so that it's decipherable only to the sender and receiver.
- Zoom also faces a class-action lawsuit after a Motherboard report showed how the platform passed on user data to third parties.
The recent discovery highlights an alarming cybersecurity vulnerability in the health care industry.
- In July, the security firm Armis Security discovered network protocol bugs in a software component that supports many medical devices operating today.
- Now, the FDA and security researchers say that these vulnerabilities extend to more devices than initially thought.
- Fortunately, a large-scale attack seems impossible.
Frank W. Abagnale says scammers don't discriminate — here's what you can do to protect yourself.
- In today's world, anyone can be targeted by scams -- even famous con man Frank W. Abagnale. For this reason he shares his top advice for protecting yourself against fraud.
- When receiving a suspicious call, be aware of the two major red flags of immediacy and info-sharing. Is the person asking for money, and they need it right now? Does the person want sensitive personal information like a social security number or date of birth? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it's probably a scam.
- Scammers obtain much of their info from a victim's social media accounts. Caution is key for prevention, and education is the most powerful tool in outsmarting this type of crime.
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