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If you are overseas somewhere and want to access your Facebook page…don’t be surprised if you can’t do this.
If you are overseas somewhere and want to access your Facebook page…don’t be surprised if you can’t do this. In fact, you won’t even be able to get onto the Facebook site (or YouTube, for that matter), depending on what country that you are visiting. This is because some countries limit website access for their citizens.
You can get around this with a VPN (virtual private network) or proxy server. However, they are not one and the same. Let’s look at the features of each.
Now if you have a VPN with the proxy server, this solves that problem. Nobody will be able to snoop or steal data like your credit card information when you shop online.
However, there is no point in having both, when one can do the entire job: the virtual private network. Think of a VPN as having a built-in proxy server.
Hotspot Shield is a VPN that encrypts all of your online activities in that non-penetrable tunnel, while at the same time making it impossible for your location to be identified. You are essentially anonymous. Hotspot Shield works for both wireless and wired connections.
Robert Siciliano is an Identity Theft Expert to Hotspot Shield. He is the author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Identity Was Stolen See him discussing internet and wireless security on Good Morning America. Disclosures.