These days, the term “VPN” keeps popping up more and more – and really, it is not a surprise at all. With all the Big Brother paranoia spreading, not to mention unscrupulous people who are out to make a quick buck out of other people’s lax security habits, online privacy (security) is something that we all should pay more attention to.
What exactly is a VPN?
It’s short for Virtual Private Network. From the technical side of things, a VPN is comprised of a bunch (or a big bunch) of computers that are connected together over a public network. The thing about a VPN is that it has security measures in place, which you gain access to when you connect to it.