What is a Personal VPN?
In order to protect privacy and safeguard data, large corporations outfit their employees with company-backed VPN's. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) creates a secure tunnel between you and a safe server that encrypts and protects you and your information. In this day and age where governments and companies are spying on virtually everyone, we all need this type of protection. While large companies with paid IT staffing can easily create these services for their employees, a Personal VPN is a VPN service created for the average person.
Why do I need a Personal VPN?
With the explosion of wireless hotspots and other forms of public internet access, the risk of hackers grabbing your data has become a major epidemic, driven by the sheer number of people out there using wireless hotspots, coupled with the ease of stealing your information. Software is easily obtained from various hacker websites that allow even unskilled people to scan all the data across a network. When hacking was difficult and required great skill, you were pretty safe sitting at the local coffee shop, fast food restaurant or hotel and using the open wireless. The odds were with you because there were not many people out there with these skills. Now, anyone who wants it can download a wireless hacking kit. Anyone in the room could be scanning everyone's data.
Recent revelations make it clear that there are no unencrypted digital communications that are safe from spying. While you may say "I have nothing to hide" it doesn't mean that your life should become an open book. And you never know what the future brings. Things you laugh at today as being unimportant, fun or silly can in the future cost you a lot.
The Personal VPN solves this and other security issues -- once and for all.