Whether using the free wifi at the local cafe or traveling abroad, a VPN can help protect your computer from those hoping to violate your privacy or access your data. A VPN, or virtual private network, is a technology that establishes a secure tunnel between two or more devices. While often claiming to do so, VPNs do not give you total anonymity online and should not be used to achieve this. They do, however, give you increased privacy and also help you to access content blocked in your region.

Use: Whenever you're connected to the internet. Most importantly when on any public wifi.

Proton VPN -

Free+ Website

Unlike other VPN services, ProtonVPN is designed with security as the main focus, drawing upon the lessons we have learned from working with journalists and activists in the field.

Mullvad -

60 € / year Website

Mullvad's service helps keep users' online activity, identity, and location private. Mullvad circumvents censorship and thwarts eavesdropping from Wi-Fi hackers to local-government mass surveillance. They keep no activity logs and require no personal information.


$60 / year Website

IVPN is a leading VPN provider based in Gibaltar and featuring 77 servers in 31 countries. They offer a 3-day free trial and offer both mobile and desktop clients.