A virtual private network (VPN) serves as an anonymous, third-party gateway to the internet that allows you to browse the web and use any other online service without being tracked or restricted by geographical content limits. Every device connected to the internet has a unique identifier known as an IP address. For today’s broadband connections, this is static, meaning that it generally doesn’t change unless you reset the connection.
Everything you do online is tracked by your IP address, which websites record for the collection of browsing habits and other data. However, while an IP address doesn’t include any personally identifiable information, it does provide an approximation of your physical location, your internet service provider and various other information. If you want to keep your browsing habits private from the websites you visit, connecting through a VPN hides your real IP address and instead only displays the one belonging to the server provided by the VPN software.
Connect to Public Wireless Networks without Compromising on Security
VyprVPN for Mac was developed to improve privacy and security for internet users running MacOS. With a handpicked selection of servers located around the world, users can appear to websites and other online services as though they’re connecting from that physical location. Furthermore, all your data is encrypted during transit between your device and the local router. This improves security when connecting through unsecured wireless networks. For digital nomads or anyone else who regularly works while on the move or when connecting to public wireless hotspots, this is a must. The VPN protects your anonymity and security from wireless network eavesdroppers, so you no longer have to leave yourself open to a serious security risk. At the same time, hiding your real IP address makes it impossible for websites or other people connected to the internet to track you. Your real location and ISP will be hidden along with your IP address, so you won’t be singled out by the unique identifier your device uses to connect to the internet.
Circumvent Access Restrictions when Travelling Abroad
If you’ve ever tried to watch your favorite Netflix shows when travelling abroad, you’ve probably been greeted by messages like ‘this content is not available in your country’. The same applies with many other websites and online services, while other simply show different content, which changes depending on the state or country you’re located in. For example, Google automatically switches to the localized version of its home page and search engine for the country you’re in. Furthermore, the search results differ by country too, which can be inconvenient if, for example, you want to view US search results while you’re in the UK or vice versa. All these content changes and restrictions can quickly become very annoying for people who travel regularly, particularly when they need to access resources for work. Connecting via a VPN ‘fools’ the internet into believing you’re connecting from the country where the VPN server is located in, so these restrictions no longer need present an issue.
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