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When you travel for business, you may have to access the internet in unfamiliar places. Being abroad tends to throw you into places that you never imagined, and situations come up that you didn't plan for. Toss in the fact that time differences make everything more difficult, it may be that you have to video conference at an internet bar at 3:00 in the morning. You might have to double check an order from the hotel network, or contact someone when you arrive at the airport. You can never be sure about the security of the public networks you access, so it's always a good idea to use IP address hiding software.

When talking about the security of networks you access the internet from, we're not talking about network admins being shady. Of course the airport, your hotel, and most wifi zones, regardless of which country you're in, are going to do their best to keep every user safe. But what's worrying is that other users who connect to the same network as you can do what's called "side jacking", or "packet sniffing". This is pretty easy to do, and though totally legal, can lead to your passwords and other credentials being stolen.

Virtual private networks are going to be your best bet to fight against software designed to spy on you. First, VPNs employ SSL encryption, when uses a 128 bit code (or more) to lock your information as it's being sent between international web servers. This is the same encryption you trust when you go shopping online. In addition to this encryption, VPNs also use something called "tunneling", which is basically secure path from your location to the VPN server. This ensures that not only is your information protected, but your local IP address becomes invisible, and you are undetectable on the network you're connected to.

Though you may not be James Bond, and you might not be sending super secret business documents, can you really say that you understand 100% of what information you're exposing to be spied on or stolen? Do you really know what potential online criminals are going to be able to do with that email header you sent from your hotel room? The bad guys are clever, so you have to properly prepare with a virtual private network. This is not a scare tactic, but a real issue that affects millions of internet users every year. When you drive a car, you wear your seatbelt right? When you connect to public internet networks, you should use IP address hiding software. It's the same idea.


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