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Surf The Internet Anonymously VPNs essential for a mobile computing world Posted on October 1, 2012 When it comes to surfing the web or accessing emails, mobile devices including laptops, smartphones and tablet computers are growing fast in terms of usage and popularity. With over one billion of the world’s four billion mobile handsets classified as smartphones, and netbooks and laptops vastly outselling desktop PCs, the future of the internet looks set to become increasingly mobile. For the many of us that already access the internet on the move, the use of a virtual private network, or VPN, is incredibly useful – or even essential – for a few reasons. Most people with mobile devices use public Wi-Fi at some point or another. One problem often found when using such networks is that their web filter settings can place certain websites out of your reach, whether it’s a social networking or peer-topeer download site. A VPN connection is one way to get around this, as all web traffic is encrypted, so the web filter only knows that you’re accessing the VPN – it can’t filter out what it doesn’t know you’re accessing. A virtual private network is also useful for anyone travelling abroad and hoping to catch-up on television from home or listen to their favourite radio station. Location restrictions on some content can often frustrate these intentions when in a foreign country, but a VPN connection allows users’ IP addresses to be encrypted, so a favourite TV show doesn’t have to be missed just because you’re on holiday or away on business. However, the main reason for using a VPN is online security. Online attacks, viruses and malware are all becoming as increasingly sophisticated as the machines which they target. Because of this, use of a reliable, up-to-date antivirus programme is just as, if not more important than ever. But a reliable VPN connection is an essential tool for bolstering your device’s defence when you’re on the move. Because public Wi-Fi spots are not always secure, it means that there is a greatly increased risk of information that they send or receive over that connection being ‘snooped’ upon. A VPN connection, however, will encrypt all of the information that’s sent across that network and ensure that any important or sensitive information is hidden from prying eyes. Securely encrypt your internet connection and protect your online identity Connect to our VPN service to anonymously encrypt your internet activity from prying eyes. All applications on your computer that utilize your internet connection will become anonymous with just a click of a button; no technical experience is required due to our easy to use VPN software. Enjoy internet freedom and anonymity knowing that your sensitive web traffic is securely hidden behind 32'000+ IP addresses located

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