How to Select a Trustworthy VPN

With a plethora of virtual private network (VPN) providers to choose from, how can you decide which are secure?

TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson met with Andy Yen, CEO and founder of Protonmail, to discuss how VPNs work and how to tell if it’s safe to connect your device.

VPNs are most often used while traveling—in hotels, coffee shops, or anywhere with public Wi-Fi. “If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network that you didn’t set up yourself, you don’t know who set it up,” Yen said. This can become dangerous, especially if a hacker setup the network.

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