People have long associated
Having a workhorse as versatile as a laptop is great, having one that breaks down due to how versatile it is, because of malware, is not great. Smart people first began using VPN technology on their laptops years ago, and it is now a standard practice.
With the growing popularity, ok, with the absolute hammering of the market, of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, people stopped protecting themselves. This is commonly caused by people thinking you can’t use a
VPN technology for your smartphone & tablet
All too often, people do the most private of things on their mobile device without a second thought. How many of you out there:
- Do banking on your phone
- Have your credit card on your phone doing mobile shopping and bill payments
- Conduct private communications over Whatsapp, Skype and Viber
- Take, store and send certain ‘private’ pictures
“But I have a screen lock on my phone that only I know that password for, what could go wrong?” Plenty! Every time you use a public WiFi connection, or even your own at home, you are exposing yourself to malware.
VPN settings are on your device
There are two basic mobile devices that we’ll look at:
- Go to Settings -> Wireless and networks ->
- This is exactly how it works for my personal Samsung Galaxy SII, and is standard for almost all Android devices
Apple iOS devices
- Go to Settings -> General -> Network
- My iPad 2 has it under Settings -> General -> Scroll down to
This is the basics of how you can choose your
Is it hard to use mobile
You use a mobile
Simply download the program onto your phone and connect to the remote server with your username and password. Once you do this you’ll have the ability to take advantage of the convenient on/off toggle through your settings discussed above.
Everything else will be the same – the remote server will hide your location, IP address, login details and encrypt your information. You’ll be anonymous everywhere you go with your smartphone or tablet.
When you’re choosing a