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Class 8.08: VPN

A VPN or virtual private network is a tool that creates a private network, encrypts your internet connection and data, and hides your IP address, increasing your online security.

VPNs are used by people who want increased security when connecting to the Internet. Since not all websites you visit are secured or you may be using a public Wi-Fi connection, consider using a VPN that protects your data from potential cybercriminals.

Companies who have employees that work from home are often provided with a VPN, both for security purposes as well as to allow their employees access to websites and information that would only be accessible through the company’s network.

Below are some of the many VPN services available. When comparing VPNs, just as with antivirus software, consider price, customer reviews, and customer support.