How to use Wi-Fi Safely While Travelling

Using the Internet and computing in general is becoming more mobilized with every passing day. You probably own several devices that you use for mobile access of the Internet—your Android or iOS phone, a tablet, or a laptop—and use these devices frequently. To do this requires that you connect to public Wi-Fi networks, many of which are unsecured and left vulnerable to identity thieves that are looking to steal your private data. A VPN from VPN-accounts.com can help you to remove risk and show you how to use Wi-Fi safely while traveling. In essence you can be a cyber ghost!

The popularity of mobile computing

When we talk about mobile computing we don’t just mean traveling to or even living in a different country, although that is something our expat customers do. We also mean traveling at home. Our society is mobile technology driven. The smartphones we use go everywhere we go. Our tablets are never far from hand. Laptops were created for the specific purpose of allowing a user to take their computer anywhere. Whether it is the local coffee shop or an Internet kiosk in a foreign region, using public Wi-Fi networks without the added security of a VPN can pose considerable security risks.

According to Technology Review, mobile computing is a trillion-dollar business and is spreading faster than any other technology in history. Whenever new technology is released there are a couple of groups that industry analysts look at to determine how relevant the technology will become. The first of these are called “early adopters” and represent the technophiles that seize upon all of the latest gadgetry. The second of these groups includes the so-called “late majority” that are slower to accept and embrace technology. What analysts study is the gap between these groups. A longer gap is indicative that consumers might be more hesitant to embrace the technology. A shorter gap indicates more relevancy. The gap between the two groups is comparatively small when it comes to mobile technology. Translation: individuals are ready and willing to use devices that allow them to access the Internet on the go.

Wi-Fi— the Internet at large

Being able to access the Internet while traveling with a mobile device mostly depends upon the usage of public, unsecured Wi-Fi networks. What is Wi-Fi?

The very definition of Wi-Fi should be enough to give security-conscious computer users a chill. It is precisely defined as “a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area.” Notice the area of that definition we italicized. We’ll be coming back to that shortly.

Without getting too bogged down in techno-speak, Wi-Fi is local area wireless technology that allows a mobile device to participate in computer networking. This means that anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device…and they all are these days…can join the network and access the Internet. While it is certainly possible for a Wi-Fi network administrator to secure their network via a password that is required for access, the reality is that most of them don’t. You can simply stroll into a fast-food restaurant, order your meal, and sit down and connect. This type of Wi-Fi network is what we call unsecured, meaning that there are no controls over who is using it.

Now, two things to be aware of. First is that italicized sentence we mentioned earlier—communicate with one another. This simply means that anyone on an unsecured public Wi-Fi network can potentially access your data. While some forms of rudimentary encryption are in fact used on Wi-Fi networks, the stories are legend of hackers that have managed to infiltrate someone’s device via Wi-Fi.

Secondly, the indoor range of Wi-Fi is estimated to be around 20 meters or 66 feet, farther if using a mobile hotspot outdoors. 66 feet is a long way. Long enough to allow some unscrupulous individual to sit in the parking lot or in a back booth of the restaurant and try to infiltrate your system without you ever having a clue.

How to use Wi-Fi safely

The answer to using Wi-Fi safely while traveling is actually very simple and affordable—a wifi VPN. Not only will a VPN encrypt your connection and make it invisible to prying eyes, it will also allow those traveling in foreign countries to unblock websites and applications that are restricted.

Our VPN’s are affordable, too. A month of service can actually cost you less than that latte and pastry you just bought at the coffee shop. They will taste a lot better, too, if you know that using the coffee shop Wi-Fi no longer poses a security threat because you are connected to a VPN server.

Avoiding unsecured Wi-Fi networks just isn’t practical. If you travel, at some point you are going to need to use one of these networks to connect. Be proactive and use one of our many service options to get the VPN you need now and reduce the risk of having your personal privacy violated.

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Bypass Censorship Using a VPN account

Think about what you are doing right now. You probably sat down to your computer or grabbed your tablet and logged on to the Internet without ever questioning whether or not the websites you wanted to visit or the social networks you wanted to use would be accessible. If you live in the US or the UK you probably take uncensored Internet for granted, but there are millions of people in the world that are forced to bypass censorship by using a VPN.

Internet censorship is a problem in many areas of the world that do not embrace the unregulated expression of ideas or even artistic endeavors. If you find yourself in one of these locales you will be thankful for the Internet access you enjoy in your home country, and you will be even more thankful if you have thought ahead and secured a VPN.

Regions that censor the Internet

At the present time there are three specific regions of the world that engage in pervasive Internet censorship. They are East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East/North Africa. It is not uncommon to find a wide variety of web applications and sites blocked in these areas.

China is notorious for its level of Internet censorship. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are blocked in China. Websites that discuss the Dalai Lama or the 1989 massacre of student protesters in Tiananmen Square are forbidden. China works especially hard to control access to any Internet content that is believed to have the potential to encourage dissent among the population.

In Germany and France you cannot access much information about Nazism. While one can certainly understand the concern here, censoring access to information about the world’s conflicts is another way that governments try to eradicate history.

If you find yourself in Turkey you may or may not be able to access social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter. The situation is so volatile there that it is hard to predict which websites will be accessible from one moment to the next.

Even the hallowed bastion of freedom, the United States, is not immune to acts of Internet censorship. Many libraries use state-mandating filtering on the computers that are available to public patrons. While this filtering is mostly used to prevent people from looking at porn at their local library, the implications are insidious. The same filter that blocks access to a porn site can, with very minor changes, be used to filter any site that is deemed objectionable. That will probably raise the hairs on the neck of many people that distrust US politicians.

The point we are making here is that Internet censorship is widespread throughout the word. True enough, you will most likely encounter it when traveling if you reside in the West, and the way to bypass potential censorship is by using a VPN account.

How do countries accomplish censorship?

Commercial filtering software has become more prevalent as new and better applications are developed. Originally, companies primarily marketed filtering software to businesses and individuals, but some of these same companies have discovered that there is a lucrative market in the development of platforms that can be used on a broad scale. One such company is SmartFilter of California, a subsidiary of McAfee. Countries that have used SmartFilter include Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, and even the United States.

Cisco has been accused of helping China develop its infamous Golden Shield or Great Firewall of China. Cisco has denied these allegations in court. Netsweeper, developed in Canada, has been used to filter Internet content in Qatar, the UAE, and Yemen.

IP address blocking, DNS filtering and redirection, and packet filtering are just a few of the other methods that are regularly used to enforce internet censorship.

Proxies are ineffective against censorship

Some people try to circumvent Internet censorship by the use of a proxy server. The problem is that proxies are unreliable, therefore making them ineffective. Some websites, like Wikipedia, even block proxies. Proxies can also seriously reduce connection speed and are notorious for delivering harmful malware to a user’s computer.

The only reliable way to bypass censorship is by using a VPN. A VPN puts you in complete control of your Internet browsing. Your IP address is concealed and your browsing activities are not logged. The connection speed of a VPN is virtually the same as your normal Internet connection, and VPNaccounts.com does not depend upon spyware advertising revenue to stay in business. We charge a very affordable fee for our VPN service and offer multiple server locations to our users. The value of our VPN’s compared to those of proxies or our competitors is undeniable.

Make preparations now if you plan on traveling to one of the regions we mentioned earlier, or even if you just want the peace of mind that comes from knowing no one can restrict or spy on your Internet activities. Click here to buy a vpn account before travelling!

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Prevent Cybercrimes with a VPN Account

Some of the questions we get asked the most here at VPN-accounts.com deal with the subject of cybercrimes. It seems like each day the major news outlets are reporting the story of another data breach that affects a major retail company like Home Depot or even an online social platform like Instagram. Even Apple has not been immune to the acts of cybercriminals. In August of 2014 hackers were able to breach Apple’s iCloud, the file storage app for iPhone users, and they managed to leak over 500 private photos of various celebrities.

Some of them were nude photos, and the celebrities affected—including Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence—suffered a bit of embarrassment. here

These things happen every day. Many cybercrimes go unreported by the major news outlets. People are far less interested in reading about how the average person had their banking information stolen or their credit card numbers posted for sale on a hacker website, but these are real problems that could affect you if you aren’t taking the necessary steps to secure your data by using a VPN and employing other security measures.

What are cybercrimes?

We tend to think of cybercrimes as instances where someone steals bank account or credit card information and uses that information illegally to make purchases, transfer money, or otherwise rob an unsuspecting victim. This is certainly criminal activity, but it only scratches the surface. Some cybercrimes go virtually undetected but can be just as damaging to you if you become a victim.

One of the favorite activities of hackers is to simply hack your email for the purposes of sending spam messages to thousands of people. Spamming others via email is prohibited by every email provider. Instead of using an address they own, some cybercriminals will attempt to access your email platform for the purpose of sending out spam emails. These emails will sometimes contain a link that, when clicked, downloads malicious software to a user’s system. Sometimes the emails sent are of the scam variety that tell someone they have a large sum of money being held in trust. You’ve seen these types of emails. More often than not the person listed as the sender of this email has no clue that their email address is being used in this manner.

Hackers also love to breach your social media accounts and any other website that asks you to register an account? Why? Because many people use the same username and password across multiple platforms. If you do this and a cybercriminal manages to hack just one of your accounts, they could then sign in to your Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or any of the other platforms you use on a regular basis. Here you can read more about cybercrimes.

Is VPN a cybercrime solution?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Personal data security begins with the way you are protecting the information your share across the Internet.  If you are using an unsecured Internet connection, your data is at risk. Almost everyone knows that. The problem is that many people think the only unsecured connections are the ones you will find at a local coffee shop or Internet café. An alarming number of Internet users, however, fail to take measures to secure their own networks at home! If you have not implemented security measures that prohibit someone from using your connection, your data could be exposed at any time.
Now, you can easily set a password on your home Internet connection that will go a long way toward preventing unauthorized access, but that is only one measure of security. That does nothing to actually encrypt the data you share online once you are connected. If you want to be sure that personal data is not being read by a third party, you need to make sure that this data is encrypted.

VPN’s encrypt data transmission. That is the primary purpose they serve. The technology is more complex than that, of course, but forget about all of the fluff you read on the Internet about VPN technology. The average person just wants to know how a VPN increases security. It does that through encryption. Without devolving into a technical discussion, encryption simply means that your data is made unreadable by the system of someone that is trying to steal it.

Are you at risk for cybercrime?

Do you use the Internet? Do you fail to use a VPN to hide your browsing activity? If you answered yes then you are at risk. End of story. No one is going to wave a magic wand over your computer and protect it for you. You must accept that responsibility and take action yourself.  Don’t become a victim. In just a few moments from now you could be using your new VPN-accounts.com service to browse the Internet without worrying about who is looking over your shoulder.

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The Threats to Your Online Privacy – Use a VPN

Using a VPN from VPN-accounts.com to safely browse the Internet is one of the best methods of safeguarding your online privacy from security threats that can expose your private data. You probably know about many of these security threats but some of them may be unfamiliar to you. Here is a rundown of the top threats to your online privacy.

Government spying

It’s all over the news these days—government agencies are constantly under fire for the programs they have been using to observe the Internet activity of everyday citizens just like you. From the long-held practices of restrictive regions like China and those in the Middle East to the more recent efforts of the United States and the United Kingdom, the government wants to know what you’re doing online and they will go to great lengths to obtain that information.

The scariest part of this security threat is how prevalent it has become in the United States. The revelations about the NSA’s Prism and Bullrun programs has changed the way many people in the US browse the Internet. With each passing day more people are using a VPN to encrypt the data they send and receive online.

It is definitely a cause of concern to think that governments could access your search histories, list of websites you visit, and even read your email. A natural question to ask is, “Why would they want to do that?” At the end of the day it is all about control. The Internet has always been a thorn in the side of governments because it has remained unregulated. Even the most benign government doesn’t like relaxing its hold on the general citizenry.

Data breaches

The presence of data thieves and hackers that want to access your personal data is certainly the oldest threat to your online privacy. Since the earliest days of the Internet there have been individuals that devote every waking hour to developing programs and applications that allow them to collect names, addresses, social security numbers, banking information and more from the unprotected masses.

Data breaches are common among the world’s biggest companies and organizations. In September of 2014 it was revealed that Home Depot, one of the biggest retailers in the United States, suffered a data breach that exposed the credit card information of 56 million customers. Have you shopped at a Home Depot lately? The thing is, data breaches like this one happen every day. You only hear about the ones from the major retailers. Also in September 2014, online book retailer Abe Books sent out an email to their customer base informing them that their email addresses and passwords had been compromised and made available for sale on black market websites. Many people use the same login information for all of their websites. This data breach never made the mainstream news, but it has the potential to be just as devastating as the ones that are reported.

The question you should be asking yourself right now is: if a major company is at risk from a data breach, what chance do I have? Thankfully, you can take a big step in the right direction by using a VPN for Internet browsing. In just a few moments from now you could be using a VPN from VPNaccounts.com to encrypt your data and greatly reduce the chance that someone will breach your PC, laptop, tablet, or your Smartphone. That’s right. Our VPN’s work on all of those devices.

Snooping spouses or family members

Look, it doesn’t make us happy to include this threat on the list but let’s get real. One of the top threats to your online privacy could be living under your roof! Those closest to us are supposed to be people we trust, but it is a very natural thing for a man or woman to be curious about the kind of websites their spouse visits.

Data logs have often appeared in court cases of divorce and child custody. We can sit here and pretend that people don’t look at things online that are considered objectionable by some segments of society, but that would be naïve. And we’re not talking about anything illegal…we said objectionable. You see, that’s really the problem. Internet porn is one of the biggest cyber industries worldwide. So is Internet gambling. There is nothing inherently wrong with an adult choosing to use these services, but their spouse may not know about their activities. For these people, keeping their browsing habits private is a must.

Another area of concern involves LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) individuals that must remain “in the closest” for personal or professional reasons. Even though we’d like to think the world has become more tolerant of alternative lifestyles, some people are still required to keep their sexual preference private.

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Will The NSA’s Bullrun Beat the use of VPNs?

One of the most startling revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was the existence of Bullrun, a highly classified NSA project developed to decipher encrypted data. The UK has developed a similar project codenamed Edgehill. According to Snowden and others who monitor the intelligence community, the ultimate goal of these programs is to allow government access to encrypted data transfer on the Internet.

Why does the NSA fear encrypted data and VPNs?

VPNs have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The number of VPN providers has increased steadily since 2012 and more of them appear each day. Even before the appearance of Edward Snowden, large numbers of computer users recognized the need to better protect themselves against the intrusion of anyone trying to spy on their Internet activities. Last year, the most famous hacker in recent memory, Kevin Mitnick, encouraged people to use a VPN for Internet browsing. You can read about him here.

All of this interest and attention in encrypting data with a VPN appears to have made the NSA nervous. It seems that they don’t like the idea of individuals being able to use the Internet anonymously. Why would this be the case, especially when the US is considered to be a bastion of personal freedom?

The answer may rest in increased discontent among American citizens over US policies that are perceived to limit freedom and protect government interests. In recent years, the Occupy Wall Street movement and similar protests have seen an unprecedented rise in dissatisfaction with US political leaders. Bullrun may be a troubling sign that the US is taking a page from the playbook of other countries that have made efforts to limit or restrict Internet freedom.

A civil war against Internet freedom?

It is very interesting to consider the name Bullrun and how the NSA chose it as the name for their decryption program. The name comes from the Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the American Civil War. Likewise, the UK’s Edgehill comes from the Battle of Edgehill, the first battle in England’s civil war. What does this say about how these governments perceive their attempts to decrypt Internet traffic?

It seems as though both the US and UK realize that attempts to restrict Internet freedom is nothing less than a war on their own citizens. It is also clear that these programs were not developed for the purposes of combatting other governments, but are instead an effort to silence domestic discontent.

The VPN response

It didn’t take long for VPN providers and other Internet companies to respond to Snowden’s revelations about Bullrun. Many of them have taken measures to increase the size of their encryption keys. Also, the vulnerability of VPN providers that used the Open SSL platform was exposed by the recent Heartbleed virus, a bug some think was actually created by the NSA.

VPNaccounts.com offers a level of VPN service that offers the best protection from Bullrun and other attempts at spying on Internet traffic. Why? Because we do not depend on the Open SSL protocol for encryption. We also offer multiple VPN servers, and we work to inform our customers about the most effective ways to use VPN technology. Additionally, we keep no logs of your Internet traffic. All of these things combined continue to make us one of the most reliable VPN providers, click here to buy.

It is unlikely that Bullrun will defeat using a VPN in the immediate future because of all of the backlash created by Snowden and his revelations. The NSA will likely lay low for the time being until the domestic furor over privacy invasion subsides.

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How to Browse the Internet Securely

swecure web browsingBrowsing the Internet securely should be a simple, worry-free thing. You sit down, connect, open your browser and off you go. But did you know that sometimes the very act of opening your browser can open a world of trouble for your system? Here’s some information about browser hijacking and how you can help to prevent it with a VPN account from VPN-accounts.com.

What is browser hijacking?

Browser hijacking is essentially a modification of your preferred browser’s settings. It really doesn’t matter if you use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or any other popular browser. All browsers are vulnerable to both simple and sophisticated hijacking techniques. In most cases browser hijacking is used to replace your home page, search page, or force you to view advertising that you didn’t want to see. It can be easily reversed in many cases, but sometimes browser hijacking is more serious. You can read more about browser hijacking here.

Oftentimes the goal of a hijacker is to trick you into accepting bloatware, malware, or spyware that tracks your personal data. The really ugly part of this is that many of the programs that contain a hijacker more or less trick you into accepting it. One of the most frequent ways this is done is by asking you to allow the installation of a toolbar when you download a program.

In addition to tracking your data and browsing preferences, a browser hijacker will also slow your system to a crawl.

Learning how to browse securely

There are a few things you can do to learn how to browse the Internet securely. The first thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with a VPN and how it works. While a VPN won’t necessarily prevent browser hijacking by itself, it will help to prevent your personal data from being exposed if you do pick up a hijacker. A VPN should always be the first line of defense in your overall security plan.

Installing your VPN is a piece of cake. Your system…whether it be a PC or MAC, smartphone, tablet, or even a Kindle Fire, is already equipped to accept a VPN. All you need to do is configure the settings in your VPN client with the credentials provided by VPN-accounts.com after you purchase your VPN. We email them to you right away, and we also provide excellent support if you need some assistance in setting things up.

After your VPN is up and running, use it each time you access the Internet. That sounds like a very basic piece of advice, but you would be surprised how many people think that just setting it up is enough. You have to connect to it once your regular connection is established. Technology is only beneficial to you when you use it! Make it a habit to use your VPN regularly, and you will have no problem with doing that because using the VPN is easy and does not significantly affect the speed of your connection.

The VPN encrypts your data transfer, so if you happen to pick up a browser hijacker it will be difficult for someone to track your activities. All traces of your Internet browsing point back to the VPN server, not your local machine, and VPNaccounts.com does not retain logs of your activity.

The next step you need to perform is to obtain a USB flash drive for your machine. These are very affordable today and come in various sizes. You can even get one that will hold 32 GB of data or more. Once you have your flash drive, download a backup of your preferred browser to it. You can do this right from most browser’s websites, but a great resource for doing this if you use Windows is PortableApps.com. You’ll find browsers, malware and spyware removers, and a host of other apps you can download to your flash drive to create a First Aid Kit for your PC.

If your browser does happen to get hijacked, you can insert your flash drive and use the browser on it until you apply a fix and remove the infected browser from your main system. Most of the time your antivirus program can be used to remove a browser hijacker, but sometimes it will be necessary for you to uninstall the browser from your system and reinstall it.

Small changes make a big difference

The best way to learn how to browse the Internet securely is to begin making small changes to how you surf the Web. Always use your VPN account. Whenever you download something from the Internet, read all of the terms and be sure to uncheck any boxes that ask you to accept an unknown toolbar or other piece of malware. Your Internet security begins with diligence on your part. Make these routine things a habit and your Internet security will increase.

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Using a VPN for Online Privacy

vpn for online privacyAre you using a VPN for online privacy? You may not realize it, but a VPN from VPN-accounts.com is one of the most reliable methods for staying anonymous online. If you are trying to preserve your online privacy, the first step in eliminating a trail that someone can follow is to anonymize your browsing data.

Why do you want online privacy?

Let’s just get the heart of the matter out in the open: why do you want to remain anonymous online? It’s okay, be honest with yourself. We won’t tell. Our guess is that your reason might be one of the following:

  • You’re pretending to be someone you’re not. Now, wait. We don’t mean that you’re doing anything illegal. We mean the kind of pretending you do on a dating or social web site. Let’s face it, there are lots of people who use the Internet this way. They can become anyone they want to be. A skinny guy can become a muscular hunk. An average-looking woman can become a bombshell. It’s all harmless fantasy for most folks, and if that’s your thing then more power to you. But did you know that if you aren’t taking measures to safeguard your online privacy with a VPN you could risk exposing your real email address, your real location, and lots of other data that can be used to identify the real you? It’s all harmless fantasy until the person you’ve been chatting with discovers your real identity and starts harassing you on Facebook, or worse, finds out you have a spouse and sends them chat logs.

 

  • You’re looking at porn. Once again, we aren’t here to judge. The fact is, online porn is a big business. A recent survey found that 67% of men and 49 % of women said that viewing porn is an acceptable way to express one’s sexuality. Unfortunately, your employer or spouse might not think it is so acceptable. People have gotten divorced because their spouse found out they were viewing porn and employees have been fired for looking at it on the company network. If you aren’t anonymizing your browsing, someone could tie you to porn websites with your IP address. Yikes!

 

  • You’re gambling. April 15, 2011 is a day that will always be remembered by online poker players as Black Friday. On that day, an indictment against the major online poker services like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker was unsealed and these websites were shut down in the United States. Many full-time online poker pros moved overseas to continue playing. With a VPN, you can access some poker websites from the US and conceal your actual physical location. In 2011, 27500 U.S. Customer had their accounts frozen to the criminal case against the poker rooms. Millions of dollars frozen, 76 million to be precise and recently (feb 2014) the court ordered for the money to be paid out to the customers  .. source

 

  • You’re don’t trust “The Man”. A lot of people don’t like the idea that the government might be snooping around in their private business. A January 27, 2014 article by Fox News reported that the NSA was using technology to spy on the data collected by Angry Birds and other Play Store apps! Imagine playing a harmless game and having your age, location, sex, and all kinds of other data collected by a government spy agency. Well, if you are using an unsecured Internet connection you could be at risk of being snooped. Your ISP is most likely logging all of your Internet activity. When you use a VPN there is no logging of your data. You might also want to check out our info on setting up a VPN on your smartphone before you throw that next Angry Bird.

 

The right to use a VPN Account

Here’s another important truth to consider: it really doesn’t matter why you’re using a VPN for online privacy. It is your right to do so. There is no law which prohibits your effort to anonymize your web browsing.

No one can force you to make your data available to anyone who wants to take a peek, and trying to do that would be highly impractical. Even governments who try to snoop can’t deny that preventing someone from using a VPN would be a basic violation of the right to privacy. Your right to use a VPN contributes to your overall online safety. Exercise it.

The time has come to disappear online

Have you ever noticed how when you browse a certain item on Amazon or another online shopping site that all of a sudden ads for the thing you looked at start popping up on your Facebook page? Mmmm. Wonder how that happened?

Companies like Scorecard Research pay websites to implant tracking cookies on your device that then transmit your consumer preferences to other companies like Facebook and Google. Everything is connected. That’s why it’s called the WEB. When you visit a site over here, you send data to a site over there.

With all of the marketing mayhem happening these days the time has come to disappear online & become a cyber ghost. You can do that using VPN accounts. Some people think complete anonymity on the Internet is a thing of the past, but it can still be accomplished by using a VPN for online privacy.

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VPN for internet browsing

secure internet browsersUsing a VPN account from VPN-accounts.com  for Internet browsing should be an integral part of your online security plan. Wait…you don’t have an online security plan? Well, if you like living dangerously you can just skip the rest of this article. If you think that shoring up your security is a smart idea, read on.

The risks of unsecured browsing

According to a report by NBC news, 12.6 million Americans were the victims of identity theft in 2012. That is an alarming number. Those who were victimized suffered a combined loss of just under $10 billion dollars. Some of these cases involve offline data theft, but an increasing number of individuals are having their identity stolen by smart hackers who exploit the vulnerabilities of unsecured public networks to steal data. here

Your banking info, credit card numbers, and even login info for your favorite websites are probably sitting on your computer right now. Using an unsecured connection is like inviting someone to snoop through your entire system. Ask yourself this question: how many things are on your computer that you really don’t want someone else to see?

Virus protection isn’t enough

A lot of people mistakenly think that data is stolen through viruses planted in their computer system. While this can happen, most viruses are delivered for the sheer purpose of causing mayhem…not to steal your data. The bottom line is that an antivirus program won’t necessarily prevent someone from accessing your information. You need an encrypted connection to prevent that.

Whenever you use a VPN for Internet browsing you are encrypting your connection to the Internet. Many public networks do not encrypt your connection. These networks are found in fast food restaurants, hotels, libraries, and many other public places. In order to make the network accessible to anyone who wants to connect, many places that provide these connections do not secure them. That means that anyone else on the public network you’re using might be able to gain access to your data.

Take your Internet security seriously!

Some people don’t take something like identity theft seriously…until it happens to them. At that point it is too late. Prevention is the best solution when it comes to data theft. Using a VPN account can give you added peace of mind and curtail any concerns you may have about browsing the Internet. You can even use your VPN to make yourself invisible online if you so choose.

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Samsung Tablet & VPNs

VPNs and Samsung Tablets using Android!

The current generation of Samsung tablets offer some fantastic features, and, of course, one of these is a VPN client. As one of the more popular tablets around, the Samsung line rivals the iPad in many respects and can be used to surf the Net, watch movies and television shows, and chat with friends. Tablets are a favorite of travelers because they are so portable, so we’re going to take a look at some of the Samsung tablets and their VPN capability in this article.

The Popular Android Platform

All of Samsung’s tablets feature the Android operating system. Android has surpassed the iOS in popularity and the number of Android users is on the rise. Smartphone and tablet users appreciate the functionality of Android and the ease of use. In addition, the newly-revamped Google Play Store has tons of apps, movies, books, and games that can be downloaded on the cheap…many are even free. If you are looking for all-around performance then an Android is for you.

We’re talking about VPN’s here, so it’s worth mentioning that the Android OS comes with a built-in VPN client that will allow you to configure a VPN without any hassle at all. In other words you don’t need to browse the Play Store for an app to use a VPN on your Samsung tablet.

Setting up a VPN account on your Samsung Tablet

Configuring a VPN on your Samsung tablet is pretty much the same regardless of which model you own, so we’ll provide a few basic instructions before talking about the various models Samsung has to offer. Here’s the simple process:

  • Tap the app drawer icon on the home screen.
  • From the displayed icons tap SETTINGS.
  • On the open SETTINGS window, make sure Wi-Fi is enabled for your tablet.
  • In the left pane tap MORE SETTINGS. A new window will appear on the right.
  • From the right pane tap VPN. A window will open.
  • In the open window tap ADD VPN NETWORK. A box will open.
  • Populate the fields in the open box with the credentials supplied by VPN-accounts.com.
  • You are now able to connect to your VPN.

Most Popular Samsung Tablets

All of Samsung’s tablets are marketed under the Galaxy brand, but there are a few different varieties (as of Jan 2014):

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab. This is the mothership of the Samsung tablet fleet. It has undergone several versions and each new model is better than the last. The current model is the Galaxy Tab 3 and it is designed for those who want the basic advantages of a tablet.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note is for those who want to take their tablet to the next level. The display on the 2014 Galaxy Note has over 4 million pixels, 2 million more than HDTV. It also includes a virtual Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. As you can see, the Galaxy Note is geared toward those who like to watch movies or listen to music on their tablet. It’s pricy—the new 2014 model will set you back about $600.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids. Okay, we just love this one. If you have kids, you know how often they try to commandeer your tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids offers much of the same functionality as a regular Samsung tablet with a few kid-friendly modifications. The housing on the tablet is designed to prevent damage if the tablet is dropped. The home screen and apps are enlarged for better access. If your kid has ever accidentally broken your $600 tablet, you might want to think about getting them one of these.

Why You Need a VPN For Your Samsung Tablet

Purchasing a VPN and configuring your tablet to use it is one of the most important things you can do after buying your device. The reason VPN’s are so important when it comes to tablets is summed up in one word—portability.

Think about it. Where do you use your tablet most often? You probably use it at home, but we’ll wager that, like most users, you’re mostly using your tablet when you travel. That means you are connecting to a lot of unsecured public Wi-Fi, and that can spell big trouble. VPN’s are more important for tablets because you’re usually using them on an untrusted connection.

Many expats working abroad use tablets for work and for play. Without a VPN connection they will encounter censorship and restriction of Internet content in many areas. It would be a shame to have those fine graphics and sound we mentioned earlier and not be able to access your Netflix abroad.

We also talked about the price of a Samsung tablet, and let’s face it: tablets are a sizable investment. It’s smart to protect your investment from all of the harmful things that can be transmitted across public networks by using a VPN.

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