If you’re anything like me then you probably kick your shoes off when you sit down at your computer. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t be leaving any footprints when you surf around the internet.
In fact, you’ll be clomping around making so much noise that anyone who cares to notice will know exactly where you are and where you have been. And many people and, especially companies, do care to know where you have been and what you have been doing.
Because under normal circumstances your browsing habits is highly useful information which speak volumes about you as a person, indicating aspects of your personality in addition to your purchasing history and aspirations. I’m sure you can understand why a business would find value in that.
So what can you do to mask those footprints you leave behind you on the web?
Most people would recommend using a proxy at this point, and they certainly have their uses, but they have their annoyances too. Especially when they constantly disappear or get blocked on a regular basis.
Another solution is to use a service such as CyberGhost VPN.
CyberGhost VPN allows you to surf the net under the protection of a virtual private network. Using 128-bit encryption, CyberGhost may well afford a greater level of anonymity than using a proxy and is certainly (in my opinion) far less hassle to use. It also works, as seen in the screenshot below:
CyberGhost VPN isn’t a totally free service though – you have to pay a monthly fee if your bandwidth use is more than 1 GB – but you can download a free trial which may actually prove sufficient for your needs if you only wish to use it on special occasions.
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