What is VPN?
VPN protects your data.
VPN, or virtual private network, keeps your data safe online from hackers, snoopers, and identity thieves, while providing unrestricted access to blocked websites and services. With the rise in internet-enabled smartphones and tablets, it’s imperative that you keep your mobile devices secure, along with your desktop or laptop computer.
A VPN ensures that the information traveling between your connected device (computer, smartphone, tablet) and the VPN’s server is encrypted — and therefore secure from hackers, cyber criminals, and data thieves. As an added bonus, with your VPN connected, you can also access restricted websites and apps from anywhere in the world.
How does a VPN work?
Without the security of a VPN, your web traffic is exposed. This means that cyber criminals can intercept your personal data and your ISP can see what you do online. When you connect to Hotspot Shield VPN, your web traffic is routed through our secure VPN servers, where it is then encrypted. This acts as a ‘tunnel’ for your data to travel through, keeping your sensitive information secure.
Why do I need a VPN?
When you’re at home, at a coffee shop, or while traveling, if you are accessing WiFi without a VPN, you are connected to a public or shared network through your Internet Service Provider. Hackers and cybercriminals can steal your personal information — such as credit cards, bank account numbers, passwords, and other personal data — and use it to commit fraud.