What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It has a lot to do with computer networking and a bunch of other nerdy stuff! I know you don’t want the advanced nerdy explanation, so I will do my best to explain it so anyone can understand. So, what can a VPN do for you?
Do you ever use your computer on public WiFi? Maybe a coffee shop or hotel? These are places that attackers hang out. Simply put, if your data is not encrypted hackers can steal it. This is where a VPN comes in. It can make you more secure and a harder target. Most hackers are trying to attack the low hanging fruit. People who put in no effort for their security.
A VPN could save you a lot of heart ache now and in the future. VPNs are used to encrypt all of your device’s Internet traffic. This includes web browsing, emails, and other activities requiring an Internet connect.
What does a VPN do?
Encryption stops the bad guys from being about to read your data. Have you ever used an unencrypted website before (one that says http instead of https)? If so, you could have been vulnerable to an attack. I know you’ve heard a story about someone who went to a hotel or coffee shop, used their computer, and found malicious charges on their credit card.
This probably happened because they probably used websites that ask for personal information, but does not have encryption. With a VPN, your data is always encrypted as long as the VPN is running. That is why Cydrogen offers VPN services! To help you be more Cyber-Aware and Cyber-Secure!
Hiding your identity
Another main function of a VPN is that it can hide your identity. VPNs provide a level of anonymity. When you browse the Internet, everything is attached to your IP address. If you are on your home network, every website you visit knows your home IP address. This is one of the main ways people are tracked on the Internet.
When you connect to a VPN, your IP address is no longer your home IP address. It will be the VPN’s IP address. This means that sites will see the VPN’s IP address when you browse the Internet. Since your traffic is encrypted to the VPN, no one can see your data from your computer to the VPN.
Can you use a VPN alone?
The short answer to that question is yes. However, you will not be as secure as you could. While a VPN encrypts all of your traffic, a skilled attacker can still attack you. This is why in the Cyber Security field, we use a method called Defense in Depth What this means is that we use as many security mechanisms as we can to stop an attacker.
How Cydrogen can help you?
With Cydrogen Protection Advanced or Cydrogen Protection Team plans, you get our VPN to help make you a harder target to attackers. One thing you should know about cyber security is that it is measured in layers. The more layers of security you have, the more secure you are. That is why Cydrogen offers an array of features.