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Here’s why you need a VPN if you’re working from home

Check. Good WiFi? Check. Comfy sweatpants? Check. A well-stocked snack drawer? Check. A Nintendo Switch so you can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons over your lunch break? Double check. 

Yep — for the most part, it sounds like you’ve got this whole “working from home” thing on lock. The only thing you’re missing now is a virtual private network.

A “VPN,” as they’re often called, is a service that reroutes your internet connection through its own private server(s) to establish a safer, more secure network. The benefits of such technology are twofold: For one, it masks your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address to hide your identity and location from prying eyes and hackers. It also encrypts your data so that no one can see what you’re searching for, which sites you’re visiting, or what you’re downloading  — like, say, confidential company documents. Read more…

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