Online privacy is very important, and it gets more and more complicated to get it. Most people don’t even know that the Internet Service Providers are allowed to collect and sell your data without your consent. There are other countries in which things are worse, and everyone is monitored, the activities are restricted. It doesn’t really matter where you are, it’s easier for your privacy to be compromised.
We’ve written this article to show you why you need a VPN, especially when you’re playing the crypto card on the internet.
VPN stands for virtual private network and it’s basically a shield that protects your data. This is the first step you need to take to protect yourself on the internet. VPNs are good with lots of things. They can even mask the websites you visit from your ISP, and they can hide your location.
This is where the crazy starts
The thing with VPN is that becomes your server. It can get access to all the info and data that you share online. That’s why it is very important to choose the right VPN. There are many options out there, and you should be aware of all the essential things. A VPN needs to have has jurisdiction and legal relationship outside your home country. It should also have a ‘no-logs’ policy – this means that there’s no record left on the server about your activity – none. If you use a VPN that’s provided by a certain company, their network might become at some point vulnerable. And it’s not a good thing, since all your personal data and history can get compromised.
How is this important to crypto?
Crypto is anonymous, right? Well, not anymore. Ever since 2013, every huge agency has kept an eye on all the Bitcoin users. ISPs and hackers, too. The trading, and the purchases, are all visible to those interested and hackers can trace back a crypto transaction exactly where it originates from – the original server.
Also, crypto wallets, private keys and the coins – all of them are vulnerable to thieves and hackers, so get a VPN as soon as possible.
Tim M. Hill helped bring Digital-Overload from a weekly newsletter to a full-fledged news site by creating a new website and branding. He continues to assist in keeping the site responsive and well organized for the readers. As a writer to Digital-Overload, Tim mainly covers mobile news and gadgets.