In the world today internet has not only reached adults but also to teenagers and children whose lives are incomplete without internet. Online shopping is a phenomenon that has been increasing everyday and consumers have developed a habit to spend money online to buy almost all types of things from daily grocery items to cars and fashion apparel.
Online shopping is simple, time saving, convenient; price comparisons are easy, easy to browse variety and different quality and brands. All these features attract consumers to conduct online transactions and online shoppers are increasing in number and volume every day.
On the other hand, news and media are overwhelmed from cyber crimes news. Cyber crime industry (excuse me for saying so. . .) never see a recession. Online shoppers are easiest target for hackers particularly those who steal identity and personal information and then use your hard earned money ruthlessly.
Although law enforcement agencies are making every effort to apprehend such criminals yet it is our duty to take necessary protective measures in order to fight such crimes. We must also raise awareness of such measures among our peers, friends, and family. One of the most reliable methods to protect yourself is simply hiding your identity and personal information that you provide during online shopping.
How VPN protects you from Online Street Mugging
A VPN is a simple software that is easy to download and easy to install and user friendly. You do not require any technical knowledge. Once installed you do not need to maintain anything. There are a number of most reliable VPNs. A VPN not only hides your identity but also hides your transactions in a way that even if hackers succeed to access your transactions he cannot extract any information to exploit.
Your IP address is your fundamental identity. A VPN offers a number of servers as well as hundreds of IPs for you to use and hide your original IP address. Not only the VPN softwares offer multiple IPs but also they change your IPs constantly after predetermined period that you choose. A VPN offers enables you to hide your identity. This means that you can choose an IP from Europe, or Russia, or even Hongkong while sitting in US and vice versa.
VPN data encryption
All VPNs use data encryption to ensure confidentiality for data sent between the VPN client i.e. you and the VPN server i.e. VPN service provider over a shared or public network i.e. internet or any network, where there is always the risk that an unauthorized user i.e. hackers may intercept the data. You can configure the VPN server to require encrypted communications. Users who connect to that server must encrypt their data; otherwise, the connection is not allowed. VPN connections, the uses the point to point Microsoft encryption (MPPE) Protocol-Point Tunneling (PPTP) and encryption Internet Protocol security (IPSec) tunnel with Layer Protocol 2 (L2TP).
Because data encryption is performed between the VPN client and the VPN server is not necessary in the communications link established between a client and dial Internet service provider (ISP). For example, a mobile user uses a dial-up connection to connect to a local ISP. Once the Internet connection, the user creates a VPN connection with the corporate VPN server. If the VPN connection is encrypted, it is not necessary to encrypt dial-up connection between the user and the ISP.
VPN is Essential
One of the most unusual perceptions is that people say that I have never been mugged online and therefore I do not need security. You must not leave yourself unprotected for hackers to steal your information. Always keep you guard up and straight because as well know that protection from disease is better than cure. Therefore it is better that people secure themselves before they are mugged and feel sorry after an unfortunate incident.