The internet can be a dangerous place for those who aren’t careful. But you know that already.
One way to stay safe online is by investing in a VPN – a basic security solution that masks your online activity from your Internet Service Provider (ISP), hackers, and snoops alike. This is really the base level of security that everybody should already be employing while surfing the web.
Another solution is something like Disconnect, an all-in-one premium tracker blocker and VPN that has been recognized by The New York Times and the SXSW Interactive Conference as one of the best privacy and security tools on the market. A lifetime subscription to this service is currently on sale in the Mashable Shop for $49. Here’s why some people swear by it:
1. It improves your browser speed
Typically, VPNs will slow your browsing due to some combination of CPU-eating encryption, routing through servers that are very far away, or your ISP throttling the connection. Disconnect helps to increase browsing speed due to its integrated tracker blocking and malware detection. By preventing the trackers that websites, hackers, and snoops leave all over the web, Disconnect has been shown to improve browsing speed by up to 44% while using up to 39% less bandwidth.
2. It secures your data
3. It cloaks your identity
How is anybody going to know who you are if they just can’t piggyback on your connection? Disconnect lets you conduct searches completely privately while masking your IP address and location so while you may actually be Jeanine in Oshkosh, you may as well be Bjorn in Amsterdam to everybody else on the worldwide web.