Jackson Chung has posted an article that I will suggest should be required reading for all computer owners. He writes:
“A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a decades-old technology that allows any computer to securely connect to a remote server in distant location, yet appear as though it’s connected locally.
“Most of you would already be familiar with VPNs and probably use one to circumvent geo-restrictions, engage in P2P activities, or otherwise remain anonymous online. Although VPNs have been around for a while, there are still several damaging myths about them that could potentially negate the benefits of the service, or even confuse you when looking for the best VPN provider.
“In this article, we’ll take a look at the top five myths about VPNs and why they’re simply not true.”
I especially agree with Myth #1.
You can find the article in the MakeUseOf blog at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-common-vpn-myths-shouldnt-believe/.