This question is very common. Here’s a list of the most popular reasons why you might need a VPN.
You Need to Protect Yourself From Scammers and Eavesdroppers
Almost everything you do on the internet is visible to third parties. All that’s needed is a bit of knowledge, and it’s pretty easy to see everything you do. In some cases, it’s even possible to see passwords!
This is similar to eavesdropping on a telephone call. Most of us have firewalls and antivirus software to protect our computers to keep things safe. The only way to protect your data once it leaves your computer is to use a VPN.
You Use Wi-Fi Hotspots
Wifi hotspots are often unencrypted. This fact means that anybody sitting nearby with spy tools can see everything you do over the Internet. They could intercept and view your emails and everything for what you search.
Have you ever seen a wireless hotspot called “Free Wi-Fi”? Imagine somebody just called their laptop “Free Wi-Fi” and switched on connection sharing. If you connected to this free service and the bad guys are collecting all of your data! This scam is more common than you think.
If you use a VPN all of your traffic is encrypted, so even if a hacker is “listening in,” they won’t see a thing.
You Are an Expat or Are Travelling Abroad
Expats sometimes need access to services at home. They might want to use a VOIP service such as Skype or Voipcheap. By using a UK, US or German IP address, you can use the Internet just the same way as somebody actually in those countries.
Some states or ISP’s actively censor internet connections, and even more, are monitoring them. GateVPN’s service will make sure you have anonymous access to all of the internet wherever you are.
You Want to Protect Your Identity
When you go online, your ISP issues you a unique IP address. Every site you visit logs this address. It is visible by everyone.
Your IP address can be used to reveal your identity and even trace your location. This information is valuable, and you need to make sure does not fall into the wrong hands. Check your Internet address here.
When you use GateVPN to access the Internet, you use one of our IP addresses. You use our location too, keeping your real address and whereabouts invisible.