MakeUseOf has published an article by Dave LeClair that describes the selection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network), some generic installation instructions (each VPN installation will probably vary slightly) and gives a brief explanation of why using a VPN is a good idea.
The article is easy to read and is suggested for anyone who is not yet familiar with VPNs. I only have two minor “quibbles” with the article:
- It only lists six VPN products to choose from. While I do believe all six of them are good ones, I also know there are many more good VPN products to choose from.
- There is no mention of the TorBrowser Bundle. Strictly speaking, TorBrowser is not a VPN. However, it has essentially all the functionality of a VPN and reportedly is even more secure than the traditional VPNs.
You can read my earlier article, Tor: Probably the Most Secure Way to Use the Internet, at http://goo.gl/pe8QPb. You also might be interested in my earlier article, Why You Want to Use a VPN, at http://goo.gl/mGkSyG.