There are two main reasons why people use a VPN:
- Getting around geo-blocking
The first point is always a concern, the second is usually just a bonus. Hulu has reportedly started blocking VPN services who attempt to gain access to Hulu through known VPN IPs. You will see a screen that looks something like this:
Hackers, corporations, and government agencies have a hundred different ways to steal your online data. Your computer has open doors all over, just begging someone to walk right through it – findings ways to protect your online data is more important than ever.
When it comes to protecting your online data, your job is to go around and close as many of those doors as possible. I was reading a recent article over on esecurityplanet.com which stated that 88 percent of surveyed web users are at least “a little” concerned about the data that they have online. This article will look at helping you get out of that mass of confused people, and get your data secure.
The Heartbleed bug absolutely put the internet security world in its ear. To quote internet security expert Bruce Schneier on the Heartbleed bug:
‘Catastrophic’ is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.”
That’s right, the Heartbleed bug went Spinal Tap. Is that too dated a reference?