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Internet security is like car insurance: by the time you actually realize you need it, it’s usually too late. (Ask our college-aged selves about that time we skipped a few payments and then accidentally rear-ended an ice-cream truck.)
While there are lots of ways to protect yourself online, a good place to start is with a VPN.
A VPN, or virtual private network, routes your internet traffic through a remote, private server. Think of it like driving down a public highway, but in your own private tube. Using a VPN makes your connection more secure, and protects you from hackers, advertisers, and anyone else who might be interested in your data. (It can also let you dodge geo-location restrictions, which means you might be able to watch more of your favorite TV while you’re on the road.) Read more…