Anytime you connect to an unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspot, you should use a VPN service to create a secure tunnel between your device and the Internet and encrypt your data, keeping it safe from interceptors, snoops and soys. Without the security of a VPN, your data - your emails/messages/photos/credit card information etc. - can be stolen without your knowledge. VPN Shield can protect you.
VPN services give you anonymity, changing your IP address from the physical location of your connection to the location of the VPN server that you’re connected to. This is ideal for checking pricing in local currency, for example, as geolocation technology used on many websites will serve up content to you as if you were in the country where the VPN server is located, and not particularly in the country you’re physically located in.
Often, public Wi-Fi has content download restrictions because of bandwidth concerns. VPN Shield doesn’t have these restrictions so you’re able to view media rich content wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection.
In addition, many countries purposefully block access to specific websites to prevent their citizens from knowing the truth about an issue, commenting on the issue, joining in the discussion about the issue or agitating for change. VPN Shield can be used to circumvent censorship restrictions.