It is officially summertime across the northern hemisphere. Now is a good time to kick back and enjoy some relaxing time, watch European Football Championship and drink a cold beer or Aperol Spritz, if you are feeling fancy.
Amid all this downtime, there is one particular area in which you should not chillax. The issue in question is of course your online security and Internet privacy. Because while you are busy doing nothing, hackers and other scumbags might be trying to break into your computer or snoop up your passwords and other personal information. During vacation we also spend time on public WiFi in airports, coffeeshops and hotel lobbies. Public WiFi are insecure by default.
At VPN Creative we have written an extensive guide to keeping your private data private. Do yourself a favour and read and implement the privacy measures.
One of the easy wins when it comes to online security is to implement encryption on your internet connection. You can do this by installing a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
During the course of the campaign, you can get HideMyAss! at aggressively discounted prices. Basically, you can choose between 1, 6, and 12 months subscription packages which comes at $9.99, $39.99, and $59.99 respectively. In other words, signing up for 12 months corresponds to a monthly cost of just $4.99. That is a very reasonable price point for getting access to one of the world’s largest network of high-power VPN servers.
Even if you are already a HideMyAss! account holders, you can use the Summer Discount to top up your subscription.
Beyond tightening up your online security, using a VPN yields a handful of added benefits. One of the popular usages of a VPN is to access geo-restricted content. For instance, you can stream European Football Championship matches from websites of your home country while traveling. These websites usually determine your physical location by checking your IP address. By connecting to a VPN server in another country, that website will think you are located in the country of the server, while you are actually in a much sunnier place.
So, do yourself a favour and get a VPN account now. You will thank us later.