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What is Virtual Privacy Network? VPN and why do I need it?...

There’s been a lot of news about Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs as they are more commonly called) recently, but what are they and why do you need one?

In simple terms, a VPN provides an additional layer of encrypted security and anonymity to your computing devices when accessing the internet. In the case of Wangle VPN, it also provides a smart compression algorithm, which is a fancy way of saying it provides a way to be using less data, which also saves money, on your devices.

So why would you need a VPN? It’s all about safety and protection from the people who like to exploit potential weaknesses in computer systems. These people are often called hackers.

In a modern technological age where more and more devices, including tablets and smartphones, are connected to the Internet, it provides greater opportunities for hackers to find a way to access your files, steal passwords and identities, which allows them to access bank accounts or set new ones up in your name, and generally create misery for those targeted.

The prevalence of “free” wifi networks is another cause for concern. The old saying “you get what you pay for” has never been more true when it comes to free wifi hotspots. The hotspots usually require you to trade off your personal information (name, email address in most cases) for access. But given the desire to make access as easy as possible for the greatest number of people and devices, these free wifi networks are rarely as secure as they should be. These free networks are like honeypots for hackers. So with Wangle VPN you are protected wherever you log in - whether from a free wifi hotspot or your secured connection, you will be safe.

And that’s what it’s all about - safety and privacy. If you value both, a good VPN solution is worth its weight in gold.