Scammers cash in on bogus VPN services

April 6, 2017

As the current United States Administration repeals US broadband privacy rules, US residents are taking a closer look at VPN services with the aim of taking control of their own privacy but dodgy operators are cashing in on the fear.

As a keen follower of Cybersecurity, I am a big fan of good VPN services for this very reason but I also understand the risks when it comes to selecting a VPN provider I can trust.

The issue of trustworthy services came into sharp focus this morning as I saw this story from Motherboard on how shonky operators with little to no knowledge of cybersecurity are setting up shop as VPN service providers.

Mysafevpn spreading malware?

The big deal with VPN providers is that you are effectively signing over YOUR privacy to the provider. You have to be able to trust that they will do the right thing by you and for a brand new operator that is no mean feat. You can hook a few uninformed people with flashy advertising and big claims but if you are caught out you will either have your name destroyed or find yourself on the wrong end of fraud charges.

If you want to look into VPN services, it is always a good idea to talk to a tech professional you trust because if an experienced tech professional trusts a VPN provider then you should be in safe hands.

I wrote a bit on VPN services here but in case you just want to get to my recommendations just take a look at ProXPN and NordVPN.
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