Are you one of those people who needs to protect your online identity? We don’t want to accuse anyone of leading a double life, but let’s be real. Many people become an entirely different person when they access the Internet. Their reasons for doing so may be anything from trying to conceal their sexual orientation to hiding visits to certain websites. Sometimes, they may want to speak freely about their political opinions and criticize those in power without fear of reprisal. Whatever the reason, millions of people prefer to remain anonymous online.
Leaving a trail
Each time you connect to the Internet using an unsecured network, you leave behind a trail. Contrary to popular belief, it is becoming more difficult to disappear online. ISP’s keep records of Internet activity. IP addresses can be used in some cases to identify specific computers. If no measures are taken to mask the trail left behind, it is pretty easy for someone with a limited amount of knowledge to make connections between you and the websites you visit.
In early May of 2014, the Metropolitan Police of London announced that hundreds of their own police officers had been caught looking at porn, posting racing comments, and using the force’s computers to assist criminals. One of the officers used police computers to research her boyfriend’s past. Over 300 cases have been discovered by the Metropolitan Police resulting in multiple dismissals from the department. read more here.
Now, ask yourself this? If police officers can be caught and their online activities tracked, what chance do you have of staying anonymous if you don’t protect yourself?
Erasing the trail
Truthfully, erasing the trail you leave on the Internet is a lot harder than simply not leaving a trail to begin with. What if there was a way you could dirty up the trail and make it harder to follow? Or, maybe have it lead to a dead end, one that cannot be traced to you?
There is a way!
Using a VPN for Internet access is the most effective way at the present time to avoid leaving a trail behind when you use the Internet. Here is a very creative way to explain it, one that a lot of people will understand.
A subway or station on the Underground is actually part of a huge system consisting of many trains. Yet, all of these trains converge at central points like New York’s Grand Central Station. You can purchase a subway ticket…the SAME subway ticket…and board any of the trains that depart from a central hub. Imagine if someone were looking for you and walked into Grand Central Station knowing only that you might be on one of these departing trains? Finding you would be almost impossible!
A VPN server is exactly like that. When you purchase VPN service from VPNaccounts.com, you essentially purchase access to various server points…the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and more. So, think of your unsecured Internet connection combined with VPN access as the hub that allows you to disappear on any VPN server you choose. Once you hop on the VPN server, your trail disappears. We do not retain logs of your Internet activity. For all practical purposes you become a ghost in cyberspace with a vpn.
Recent events in the global community have reinforced the concerns many people have over their Internet privacy. If you are using an unencrypted connection to access the Internet, ask yourself this: who might be watching me this very moment? The government? My spouse? A hacker who wants to steal my personal data? Your online identity is a valuable resource. Protect it at all costs!