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You Need a VPN – Especially if You Don’t Know What It Does

Jul 09, 2018 · 3 min read

You Need a VPN – Especially if You Don’t Know What It Does

The name “NordVPN” is all over the Internet these days – in fact, it’s on TV and radio as well. You might have seen the NordVPN ads, listened to vloggers raving about it on YouTube, and noticed the 5/5 ratings on tech sites such as PCMag or CNET.

But is it actually as good as everyone says? And how can it make your everyday life better? Let’s find out!

Anxious about Wi-Fi security? You need NordVPN.

What is IP spoofing and how can it be used against you?

Think about a public Wi-Fi network – let’s say, at a coffee shop or airport. Normally, you would connect without a second thought, but do you know who might be keeping tabs on the network traffic? Can you even be confident that the hotspot is legitimate, or might it be run by a criminal hunting for your data? Picture all the passwords, banking details, credit card numbers, and any other private information you send every time you go online.

With NordVPN, you don’t need to think about any of that. Just tap one single button in the NordVPN app on your smartphone or laptop, and all your Internet traffic will be hidden behind a wall of military-grade encryption. If any hacker tries to get to the data you send or receive, they will bounce off the wall like a nice yellow tennis ball.

Hate Internet restrictions? You really need NordVPN.

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“Sorry, this content is not available in your country.” Annoying, right? Especially when the content is actually available in your country, but you’re away on vacation or a business trip. Even if you just cross a border into a neighboring country, you will most likely lose access to some media and entertainment services to which you subscribe.

Here’s where NordVPN becomes your best friend. It not only encrypts your Internet traffic but also replaces your IP address, making it look as if you’re browsing from a different location. This way, all the local restrictions stop applying to you. In fact, if you connect to a VPN server in your home country, you will get all your favorite content securely.

Want to keep your browsing history to yourself? You so need NordVPN.

If you're wondering what NAT stands for, here's your answer.

Even when browsing at work or in the comfort of your own home, using NordVPN is a pretty good idea. For instance, you may want to buy your little nephew a birthday gift without being bombarded with toy truck ads for the next six months. Or perhaps you need to do a quick research on health clinics without attracting your employer’s attention. Hey, you may simply want to know that your ISP won’t sell your entire browsing history to the highest bidder.

Again, NordVPN comes to the rescue, as it both encrypts your Internet traffic and replaces your IP address. That keeps you from leaving footprints on the web, which your ISP and other third parties can otherwise trace back to you.

How can you get started? Easy as pie:

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  1. Get a NordVPN account – you can protect up to 6 devices with a single account at the same time.
  2. Download the app for each of your devices. NordVPN works on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and even Android TV. Plus, you get proxy extensions for your Chrome and Firefox browsers.
  3. Open the app, log in, and click Quick Connect.

And that’s it. You can even set NordVPN to launch and connect automatically whenever you go online. It will secure your connection without you giving it a second thought.

Ready to enter the bliss of online security and privacy? Then do it at the best price you can get! At 77% off, it’s just $2.75/month!


Elle Friberg
Elle Friberg successVerified author

Elle is a content writer at NordVPN. Being ever-curious, she always finds unexpected angles in the Internet privacy and security field to turn into gripping stories.


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