With our world digitizing at incredible speeds, the street thugs many of us have known over the last few decades as the common “up to no good” thugs roaming the streets are now also roaming the digital streets. These thugs are roaming the wires looking to wreak havoc, cyberbully, and commit petty cyber theft and even larger cyber robberies.
Cyber thugs may not be the ones perpetrating large-scale DDos attacks but rather those more minor scale attacks. For example, those minor cyber attacks could be fake hacking, online bullying, packet sniffing on unsecured Wi-Fi channels, and planting malware on laptops via unauthorized access.
The bottom line is, the cyber thug can negatively impact your cyberspace experience in a significant fashion, and avoiding such digital thugs should be one of your objectives as you improve your overall cyber security. Let’s look into some simple ways to avoid running into cyber thugs while taking a cyber walk on those exciting and innovative digital streets.
The First and Most Urgent Step:
The first and most urgent step is downloading and installing a free trial of a comprehensive web security product to protect all of your cyber-connected devices, even from the most sophisticated cyber thugs. Often free trial periods give the average user ample time to discover the most critical aspects of the product such as UX or User Experience, features, impact on system performance, including reviewing reputable, unbiased third-party reviews.
In most cases, as little as a 30 minute a day investment is enough to enable you to reach an excellent and warranted opinion about the product. Once you are satisfied or, better yet, “head over heels” in love with the product, the next super intelligent and responsible step would be to purchase the full version and even consider other additional options such as a VPN client in the case it is offered as part of a purchase package.
Let’s further discover how a VPN solution can help you avoid cyber thugs.
The Importance of VPN:
In simple terms, a VPN client will help you become invisible to the cyber thug; the cyber thug may be up to no good looking for trouble around your physical network or real digital street, while the VPN client can virtually place you anywhere in the world. So you may be sitting down in your living room somewhere in the middle of suburban America, while the world of cyber sees you in a major city in Europe such as Frankfurt, Paris, or Barcelona.
In the physical world, evading thugs on these streets in the same fashion would be a science-fiction scenario only seen in movies or read in sci-fi books. Cyber thugs who are often thugs in real life may be hanging out at malls, cafes, and other public areas where unsecured Wi-Fi networks are rampant. No matter how open that network may be or insecure the site you may be browsing at the time, the VPN client will always encrypt all your traffic as well as mask your actual, local IP address.
Rest assured that with a VPN, you will be invisible to the cyber thug and more importantly to sophisticated hackers.