Privacy on the Internet, or perhaps the lack of, is a much discussed subject. These days our every move online is monitored and tracked by governments, internet providers, ad networks etc. Profiling of individuals is happening on a larger scale than ever before.
Use VPN to Protect Your Privacy Online
Profiling happens via a range of mechanisms but the most important is your IP (Internet Protocol). Your IP is a number, which is assigned to you automatically when you go online. It’s much the same as a number plate on your car.
Connecting to the Internet, without VPN, is like leaving the front door open. You would never do that at home – why do it online?
Every piece of data you send or receive when connected to the Internet is bound to your IP. By connecting to a VPN then your real IP address is hidden.
After connecting to a VPN then all the activities you perform online will be bound to the IP of the VPN server and not your real IP.
This is pretty much the online equivalent of that cool James Bond car where he can switch number plates at the push of a button.
Other Important Steps
While using a VPN to connect to the Internet is perhaps the single most important step you can take, there are also other recommendations to follow:
Never use the same password, disallow automatic cookies, never open unknown email attachments, always update your software.
Always use VPN
Hiding your real IP-address is the first, and most important, step to avoid tracking and remaining private online.
Make sure to always use unique passwords for all your logins. You can use a password manager to keep track of passwords.
Always remember to update the software on your device. Operating systems are regurarly updated to fix security holes.