VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are one of the best security tools available today. See my earlier articles about VPNs by starting at https://privacyblog.com/category/vpn-virtual-private-networking/.
VPNs are available in all sorts of configurations. Some VPNs are pieces of software you install in your Windows, Macintosh, Chromebook, Android, iPad, or smartphone that protects that one device. Other VPNs may be hardware boxes you install in your company’s data center to protect all the computers in the company’s location. There are various other combinations as well.
In this article, I will ignore hardware VPN devices as they are generally installed in corporate offices by network administrators. Instead, this article will focus on one particular software VPN that YOU can install yourself.