VPN for Paypal Users
Think about it, many of the services that we use online today involve divulging personal information. Services such as PayPal, Amazon, eBay, and Netflix utilize this information and hold on to it. This is information is used to purchase products, access our financial accounts, and to view content relative to our interests. On the surface, all that sounds great, but it also puts us in jeopardy of security and privacy breaches. When this information is saved and stored on our computers and on our mobile devices, we’re letting it sit there for any hacker or identity thief to use for their own benefits.
While I wouldn’t advocate abstaining from those sites for the sake of protecting your personal information (although, it would work to an extent), there are better ways to protect yourself and your information. One of those ways is utilizing a virtual private network, or a VPN. A VPN allows you to use these sites and to use the web anonymously, so you and your computer cannot be tracked or identified.
A VPN makes it possible to be anonymous by encrypting the information to outsiders and authenticating any and all data transmissions. So, even though you can see your screen name and password to log in to Amazon, that information would be encrypted to a hacker. On top of that, a VPN would make it difficult for a hacker to even get in to try and to see that information, since he or she would need to get into your private network, not just your computer or the Amazon website. If you’ve secured your private network with a good password, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. A VPN can also be helpful in encrypting and hiding any information you send via email or instant message. Although it’s not recommended to send credit card numbers or other personal information through those channels, any information that you do send would be encrypted as well.Continued on the next page