Use a VPN to protect against hackers

Public Wi-Fi networks do not require authentication. It’s great, isn’t it? So hackers are of the same opinion, because they don’t need it either. They can resort to the Man-in-the-Middle method or even install a fake Wi-Fi hotspot to intercept your personal data.

If you need internet on your laptop, it is better to connect it to a 4G mobile network by turning on modem mode on your phone.

Even better, use a virtual private network (VPN) as a personal Internet gateway.

How will a VPN help you prevent a hacker attack?

A VPN network redirects traffic, hiding your IP address and preventing fraudsters from tracking you. It also encrypts the data you send, so even if someone intercepts it, they won’t be able to read it. This also applies to your Internet service provider. So, VPN is a great way to secure your personal data on the Internet.

This method has a number of other advantages besides online protection. With a VPN, you can visit sites blocked by your provider – in some countries, it may be Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte. The ability to bypass local content blocking can be useful when traveling abroad, if you need access to your account, which may be closed to “foreign” users.

There are free VPNs, but they can be provided under certain conditions. It is better to use the paid version – you should not save on protecting your data.