Your digital identity isn’t private
One of the most common misconceptions is that if you don’t use social media or aren’t logged into an account, your online activity cannot be tracked or monitored. You don’t have an online identity to speak of.
However, nothing could be further from the truth. From the moment you enter the online domain, your digital identity is shaped by a variety of factors, such as:
- Login credentials
- Personally identifiable information (like your date of birth, registered email, and profile photos)
- Online transactions
- Online search history and DNS requests
- Browsing history
- IP address
- Browser fingerprint
- Your device’s MAC address
- The apps you use
Each one of your online interactions is added to your online ID. But as opposed to your papers, your digital ID can be easily accessed and viewed.
Your Internet Service Provider, the authorities, online service providers, third parties, and snoopers can track your digital footprint and online activities. Your private data can be easily exposed.
Prevent online tracking and keep your data safe
Whenever you visit a website, you’re tracked through your IP address by cookies. They leave crumbs behind and weave an accurate picture of your online activity from website to website. Cookies are stored locally on your device, and they monitor every step of your browsing sessions.
Also, many services you use, like social media, search engines, and some apps are programmed to collect as much data as possible on you. They paint a profile with your likes, dislikes, wants, and habits, which is essentially your online ID. Your complete digital identity is a gold mine in the eyes of advertisers and surveillance agencies, but it’s a disaster to your privacy.
Hide your online identity on public Wi-Fis
The idea of free Wi-Fi might make the internet addict in you tremble with joy, but public Wi-Fis pose a massive risk to your private data.
The networks found in cafes, bars, pubs, or restaurants often have a “Not secured” status, which means they have no encryption. Others could easily intercept your traffic. Your online communication, your login credentials, and your sensitive data can be read and traced back to you. Or worse, stolen.
Your devices hold a real collection of your personal information. While connected to an open Wi-Fi, they’re a backdoor for hackers. You need to make sure that you secure your connections and safeguard your data, no matter what device you’re using.
Enjoy safe online transactions
Cybercrime is a lucrative business. And attacks through Wi-Fi connections are some of the most common tactics used.
Therefore, you should never make an online transaction through a vulnerable site or on an unsecured Wi-Fi. Hackers can steal your credit cards details and your other valuable financial information.
Also, with online shopping, you usually fill in a bunch of personal information, like your full name, your physical address, and your phone number.
So, not only could this compromise your credit card information, but your private data as well, which is why you need to be careful and shield your online identity.
Hackers are always after your data
As if advertisers and intelligence agencies weren’t already a force to be reckoned with, there are also hackers out there snooping for your private data.
Cybercriminals can learn a lot about you from what you post, the websites you visit, and your searches. Your digital footprint tells a very detailed story about you.
Your private information can be stolen, leaving you at risk of identity theft. This way, other people could:
- Use your personal photos and read your messages
- Open credit card account in your name
- Make purchases or take out loans with your bank account
- Commit cybercrime with your credentials
- Impersonate your social media account
- Stalk you
It’s scary even to imagine something like this happening. The worst part is that it’s hard catching the individuals responsible since they are often breaking the law using other identities.
How to protect your digital identity
It’s essential to protect your whole online identity and secure your gadgets. And VPN software is what you need to maintain your digital confidentiality.
A VPN – short for virtual private network - reroutes your entire internet traffic through the VPN servers. This also hides your IP address and adds a layer of anonymity to your outgoing internet traffic.
On top of that, your entire connection is encrypted. That means no one can track your online activity.
Now you can regain your online anonymity with just one click!
What’s more, just one CyberGhost VPN subscription lets you protect up to 7 devices at the same time.
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Our VPN servers have been optimized to give you the best online identity protection, alongside unlimited speed and bandwidth.
With more than 7100 servers in over 91 countries at your disposal, you can always secure your digital identity and browse privately on the internet with CyberGhost VPN!
Get complete online anonymity
The CyberGhost VPN apps are configured to give you the highest privacy standards. Every bit of your data is sealed behind the 256-AES military-grade encryption protocol.
CyberGhost VPN is also customizable, catering to all your needs. You can choose between the IKEv2, L2TP, and OpenVPN protocols. And if you’re looking to create your own privacy triggers, you got a Smart Rules tab at your disposal just for that.
Our DNS-leak protection and kill switch always keep your wireless connections secure. And, no matter what happens, we always make sure your IP is hidden so that your online activities are shielded from any snoopers.
Enjoy our strict No logs policy
Here at CyberGhost VPN, we are genuinely committed to protecting your privacy.
It’s one of the reasons we’re headquartered in Bucharest, Romania. In this country, we are under no legal obligation to keep logs on our Ghosties. And because Romania is not a member of any surveillance alliance, we don’t ever have to collaborate with the authorities.
For more details on our take on privacy, take a look at our Transparency Report.
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