Welcome to the ever-connected world
Today, wireless connections have become a necessity. Whether it’s a phone, PC, gaming console, tablet, Smart TV, or an IoT device, almost every gadget we own is now hooked up to the internet.
It’s no wonder Wi-Fi hotspots are getting increasingly common. Cisco predicts there will be 432,5 million of them worldwide by 2021. By then, 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet.
Obviously, places like stores, libraries, coffee shops, restaurants, and fast food chains were quick to offer free hotspots to their guests.
But not all Wi-Fi networks are created equal.
Cybercriminals are keeping an eye on Wi-Fis
Free Wi-Fis seem like the best thing since sliced bread. But they can be a trap. The networks you use in cafés, airports, or hotels usually lack a secure setup or even a password.
This makes it very easy for hackers and infiltrators to snoop on network traffic. So, your online activity can be exposed to strangers looking to get your data.
Cybercrime is an incredibly lucrative illegal business, and open and unsecured Wi-Fis are now a hacker playground since it’s easy to prey on unsuspecting victims.
Here’s what can be lurking on unprotected Wi-Fi networks.
You certainly can and you definitely should! Wi-Fi networks - especially public ones - are notorious for being overrun by cybercriminals. Anyone accessing such networks without VPN protection can fall prey to man-in-the-middle attacks. In these types of attacks, a cybercriminal intercepts and reads all the data you transmit while connected to that unsecured network. So, if you’ve logged in to your email, or worse, you’ve made a banking transaction, that cybercriminal will capture your password and banking details.
Everything you do while connected to that Wi-Fi can be seen and monitored by the Wi-Fi provider. The best way to secure your privacy is to use a VPN. To make sure you never forget to establish a VPN connection when connected to an unsecured network, CyberGhost VPN has an Automatic Wi-Fi Protection feature that can establish a secure VPN tunnel between you and the internet every time you connect to a new Wi-Fi. This way you can make sure your privacy is never at risk.
Yes! Unsecured public Wi-Fi networks such as those found in hotels, restaurants, or airports give cybercriminals the perfect environment to steal private data such as banking details, social security numbers, and other types of personal information that should never fall into anyone's hands. This is why using a VPN is essential in such circumstances.
Of course. A VPN serves many other purposes other than keeping you safe against cybercriminals. To enjoy the benefits of hiding your online activity from your ISP, spoofing your geo-location, streaming your favorite online content, or finding better deals online, you still need to have a Wi-Fi VPN for your home as well. One of the most convenient ways to enjoy the benefits of a VPN on all your devices while you’re at home is to set up a VPN on your router.
A VPNs main purpose is to secure your data anonymity and online privacy – and, unfortunately, free VPN services are simply not doing that. Using a free virtual private network to look after your most critical personal information while connected to some of the most vulnerable networks is not something we can give a green light on.
The easiest way to increase your wireless network security is to use VPN software like CyberGhost to encrypt your data and make yourself anonymous online.
To learn more, check out our extensive guide on how to secure your data over Wi-Fi!
CyberGhost: the Wi-Fi VPN for all your devices
It’s essential to protect your whole digital life and secure your gadgets.
That’s why we designed and developed VPN apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV & Fire Stick, Android TV, Linux and even routers. Now you can safeguard your wireless network security with just one click!
What’s more, just one CyberGhost VPN subscription lets you protect up to 7 devices at the same time.
It’s never been more comfortable using a VPN for public Wi-Fi!
Choose the VPN servers optimized for your security
There is no shortage of threats lurking in the cyber world. With the increasing amount of compromised data and security breaches, you need a strong, safe VPN, able to withstand any threats to your privacy.
This is why our VPN servers have been optimized to give you the best Wi-Fi VPN security, speed, and unlimited bandwidth.
With more than 7100 servers in over 91 countries, we got you covered, no matter where you are. Use a VPN on public Wi-Fi and stay safe from prying eyes!
Encrypt your wireless network connections
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 WireGuard®, OpenVPN, and IKEv2 protocols. And if you’re looking to create your own privacy triggers, there's a Smart Rules tab 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 committed to protecting your privacy.
It’s exactly why 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 have to collaborate with the authorities on any matter.
For more details on our take on privacy, take a look at our Transparency Report.
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All you need from a truly complete VPN solution
- Over 7100 VPN servers worldwide
- AES 256-bit encryption
- DNS and IP leak protection
- Automatic kill switch
- OpenVPN, IKEv2, WireGuard® protocols
- Strict No Logs Policy
- Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
- Highest possible VPN speeds
Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using CyberGhost VPN for illegal purposes is not permitted or encouraged.