*Add privacy and security to your online connections with Norton Secure VPN*
Your online privacy and security may have multiple vulnerabilities. From unsecured to private Internet connections, the risks are real. Norton Secure VPN helps protect your data sent and received over the Internet whether at home or on-the go. Cybercriminals could infect your devices or access personal information when you’re entering it online. And, the content you access can also be filtered, and even blocked. Norton Secure VPN puts power in your hand. With one click, you can help secure your online privacy and have the freedom to consume the content you value most. It runs seamlessly in the background, so you only have to log in one time. Install, log in once, and you’ll automatically get more privacy and security any time you’re connected online.
- Lets you access content on your favourite websites and apps securely as if from the security of your own home
- Adds bank-grade encryption to help ensure the information you send and receive is secure and private
- Helps prevent companies from tracking your online activities or location by encrypting your information on our no-log VPN
- Lets you check email, interact on social media and pay bills using public Wi-Fi without worrying about cybercriminals stealing your private information
- Helps protect your online privacy by blocking intrusive activities like the tracking of your online activities or location by Internet service providers, mobile carriers, advertisers, and websites
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*What is VPN? *
A virtual private network gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public Internet connection. With Norton Secure VPN, your data that you send and receive from your device like passwords and credit card numbers is encrypted and converted into an unreadable, untraceable format until it reaches NortonLifeLock servers.
*What Is Public Wi-Fi? *
Public Wi-Fi may be found in popular public places like airports, coffee shops, shopping centres, restaurants and hotels — and it allows you to access the Internet, usually for free. These “hotspots” are widespread and common and people frequently connect to them without thinking twice. It may seem harmless to log on to a public W-Fi and check your email, social media or even bank accounts. In truth, any activity on a public Wi-Fi even those that require a login may be risky business.
*Two Types of Public Wi-Fi *
There are basically two kinds of public Wi-Fi networks: secured and unsecured. An unsecured network may be connected to within range and without any type of security feature like a password or login. Conversely, a secured network requires a user to agree to legal terms, register an account, or type in a password before connecting to the network. It may also require a fee or store purchase to gain access to the password or network. Regardless of the connection type, you should always use public Wi-Fi with caution. You should strongly consider using a virtual private network (VPN) solution to help ensure your online privacy and anonymity are protected when you use public Wi-Fi.
*Why You Need a VPN *
Think about all the times you’ve been on the go, reading emails while in line at the coffee shop, or checking your bank account while waiting at the doctor’s office. Any data transmitted during those online session could have been vulnerable to eavesdropping by strangers using the same network. The encryption and anonymity that a VPN provides helps protect your online activities: sending emails, shopping online or paying bills. VPNs also help keep your Web browsing anonymous.
*Man-in-the-Middle Attacks *
One of the most common threats on these networks is called a Man in the Middle (MitM) attack. Essentially, a MitM attack is a form of eavesdropping. When a computer makes a connection to the Internet, data is sent from point A (computer) to point B (service/website). Vulnerabilities in this connection may allow an attacker to get in between these transmissions and “read” them. So what you thought was private no longer is.
*Unencrypted Networks *
Encryption means that the messages that are sent between your computer and the wireless router are in the form of a “secret code”. This means, they cannot be read by anyone who doesn’t have the key to decipher the code.
*Snooping and Sniffing *
Wi-Fi snooping and sniffing is what it sounds like. Cybercriminals may buy special software kits and even devices to help assist them with eavesdropping on Wi-Fi signals. This technique may allow cybercriminals to access everything you are doing online — from viewing whole webpages you have visited (including any information you may have filled out while visiting that web page) to being able to capture your login credentials, and even being able to hijack your accounts.
*Malicious Hotspots *
These “rogue access points” trick victims into connecting to what they think is a legitimate network because the name sounds reputable. Say you’re staying at a hotel and want to connect to the hotel’s Wi-Fi. You may think you’re selecting the correct one when you click on the hotel’s name, but you haven’t. Instead, you’ve just connected to a rogue hotspot set up by cybercriminals who may now view your personal information.
*Beyond Security *
VPNs essentially create a data tunnel between your local network and an exit node in another location, which could be thousands of miles away, making it seem as if you’re in another place.