Protection Series Part 5: All You Need To Know About VPN
If you found the superpower of becoming invisible to hackers, would you take it? Fortunately, we’re not really talking science fiction here, because in the digital sphere there are ways for you to hide your activity, and when you’re working with cryptocurrencies, it’s probably best not to be seen.
Keeping your IP address and real time location private is one of the best ways keep hackers off your crypto trail – all you need is a high quality Virtual Private Network, or VPN, and you’ve got yourself an invisibility cloak.
A BRIDGE TOO GOOD
A VPN is a server that pretty much functions like a bridge between user and internet service provider. On that bridge is a heavy flow of encryption and tunnelling to give you privacy over your online activities by concealing your identity and location.
While a VPN is not the only way to protect your coins, it is arguably the most crucial. With multiple server locations to choose from, VPNs work brilliantly both on your computer and mobile device.
THE JOY OF SAFETY
Your cryptocurrencies are your prized investment. You might be inclined to trade, hold, scalp or make any other kind of trade that gives you an adrenaline rush. To do all this, your cryptos have to first remain in your possession. Here are three quick reasons to protect yourself with a VPN.
Privacy – The moment you’re online, you are right smack on the radar of your internet service provider, search engines and any other sites watching your online behaviour and, in some instances, committing espionage. With VPN your IP goes into hiding, effectively making you anonymous. You can also choose a VPN that doesn’t store your logs.
Security – Using an unsecured public WiFi connection can sometimes lead to devastating consequences. Hackers literally camp here waiting to pounce on your sensitive information such as your online banking and cryptocurrency transaction details. VPN’s tunnelling and encryption process helps secure your data and shield you from potential cyber-attacks.
Bypass – You’re a frequent flyer and a day trading maestro, and happen to be in a country that restricts crypto trading. A trade of a lifetime is just waiting to happen and you can do nothing about it. With VPN you CAN. Just change your VPN server to a crypto-friendly region and work your magic like you would in your own backyard.
Disclaimer: This article is meant to provide suggestions only. Readers should perform their own due diligence before making decisions on security and safety.
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