What is a VPN and why you need it
A Virtual Private Network gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public Internet connection. It creates a private, encrypted data tunnel that helps prevent cybercriminals from hacking into your WiFi connection and intercepting the data you are sending and receiving from your computers or mobile devices.
While you're connected to a VPN, all your network traffic passes through this protected tunnel, and no one—not even your ISP—can see your traffic until it exits the tunnel from the VPN server and enters the public internet. If you make sure to only connect to websites secured with HTTPS, your data will continue to be encrypted even after it leaves the VPN.
Think about it this way: If your car pulls out of your driveway, someone can follow you and see where you are going, how long you are at your destination, and when you are coming back. They might even be able to peek inside your car and learn more about you. With a VPN service, you are essentially driving into a closed parking garage, switching to a different car, and driving out, so that no one who was originally following you knows where you went.
There are many VPN service providers available. Based on client feedback in the areas of value, ease of use and my research on the level of security these services provide, I recommend Symantec's Norton WiFi Privacy. To encourage you to get started with adding this additional layer of security, Symantec is allowing me to offer a discount on your first year subscription.
Secure 10 Devices for $59.99*
Secure 5 Devices for $39.99*
*discount applies to first year subscription only