Do you think you can keep your business information safe just by not getting involved in something fishy? Well, you're probably wrong. If you're connected to a public Wifi network (even if it's your own network with multiple connections) on an Android device then every bit of your data can be acquired and controlled by a hacker. Not only when you're connected to a public hotspot but also when you're using the regular mobile data service.
If you underestimate the attackers, you'll probably be ending up with a leaked business information on the web. even if the attacker gets one of your important credentials it can be misused or modified, which is incredibly dangerous!
And, there's a simple solution to keep your information safe from the snoopers. And, that's - by using a VPN service. In a nutshell, a VPN service encrypts all of your network communications at the drop of a hat and prevents eavesdropping (Wikipedia defines - Eavesdropping is secretly listening to the private conversation of others without their consent). Also, at some point the ISP (Internet Service Provider) can't track your activity either. That's the best thing for a user obsessed with privacy rights and a user who wants to protect his/her information. Say what? You're not involved with anything bad, what should you fear Well, you've got a great thought on your mind but you're still missing the big picture - monetary losses & leaked business plans.
Check out four of the best VPN apps for Android to secure your network connection.
It's one of the best free VPN apps available for Android. It utilizes the powerful Tor network to encrypt the Internet traffic and reflects multiple IP addresses for a single user. While it enforces strong encryption but it doesn't affect the connection speed. It is almost impossible to track you down when you're connected the Tor network. It is believed to be mightier than any premium VPN services available on the web.
SurfEasy Secure comes with an impressive UI. It isn't completely free but offers a limited data usage. Ad-tracker feature comes right baked in which makes sure that you aren't tracked down by Advertising services. It won't cost you an arm and a leg. So, you should give it a try as a step forward to protect your online identity.
Want to bypass powerful VPN blocking firewalls and encrypt your own connection to the WiFi network? You can easily achieve that with own Chameleon network protocol. It uses the same 256-bit OpenVPN encryption but modified with special abilities to bypass powerful firewalls. It even offers to set up a secure WiFi connection through the router which could make your entire home network secure.
It's yet another VPN service loved by a lot of Android users. The best thing about it is - it's free! Even with powerful security protocols offered, this app doesn't limit you with any data usage caps. You don't need to pay a single penny in order to ensure your online security with ZenMate. However, it does provide premium plans as well with a few more features like malware blocking and so on.
So, now you’ve known the best in the house VPN apps for Android. Go ahead! Enjoy securing your device! Let us know your thoughts on the usage of VPN apps to secure network connections.
This article was contributed to Techbadoo.com by Ankush Das; an Android enthusiast and a worshiper of technology. He's also the founder of Tech Legends. In his spare time, you could observe him playing with his cats or singing a romantic song. "