According to co-father of the internet Vint Cert, you can never be too safe on the internet, even with a VPN. “Don’t trust any of the networks, regardless of where you are, whether you’re in the corporate network, or you’re at home, or you’re calling in from someplace and around the world,” he said. “We assume that none of that implies any safety at all.”

It’s important that individuals and companies operate under the zero-trust philosophy where you shouldn’t trust anything both inside and outside of your network. Otherwise, you risk being a victim of phishing scams and other cybercrimes. 

While Cert is wary of VPNs, it’s usually because there are too many potential holes and vulnerabilities. If you’re going to entrust your online security to a virtual private network, it’s best to rely on a highly-trusted provider—like Hotspot Shield. Touted as the #1 VPN for speed and security, the service keeps you safe and private online by securing your internet connection with award-winning VPN protocol and military-grade encryption. You can snag a 3-year subscription on sale with the code VIP40.

Hotspot Shield is designed to prevent hackers, malware, and phishing sites from tracking you online. A subscription nets you unlimited bandwidth, so you can browse online with blazing-fast speeds and no buffering. You get access to sites and streaming content from around the world through its over 115 virtual locations, and should you encounter a website or app that’s restricted, you can gain access with a simple click of a button.

Unlike other VPNs, Hotspot Shield has a zero-log policy, meaning it never tracks, logs, or stores your IP address or any of your personally identifiable information. You can also rest assured that you have online freedom, thanks to its best-in-class military-grade security and 256-bit AES encryption that work hand in hand to ensure your data is protected. With multi-device compatibility, you can use it on up to five devices simultaneously. This way, your entire tech collection is well-protected.

A 3-year subscription to Hotspot Shield usually goes for $467, but with the code VIP40, you can grab it on sale for only $53.99.

Prices subject to change.

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