How to use a VPN to ensure good ‘digital hygiene’ while travelling
I travel reasonably often as part of my work. One trend I’ve noticed recently is for hotels to provide unsecured wifi, without even so much as a landing page. While this means a ‘frictionless’ experience for guests connecting to the internet, it’s also extremely bad practice from a security point of view.
Unless you know and trust the person or organisation providing your internet connection, you should proceed with caution. Your data are valuable - the business model of Facebook is testament to that! Protect your digital identity.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way to route your traffic through a trusted server. You could run your own, but the usual way is to pay for this kind of service to ensure there are no bandwidth bottlenecks. A nice little bonus to using VPNs is the ability to make it look like you are based in another country, meaning you get access to content that
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