Security when convenient isn’t security at all

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As time goes on two things seem to get more and more common. Firstly being that we all require reliable access to the internet. Secondly, that we seem to be traveling more often as times gone by.  Both of these changes put us at an impasse, where we want: reliable, fast and safe internet access on the go. The problem with this is that we often drop security in exchange for speed and reliability.

We often drop security in exchange for speed and reliability.

Hotels, Cafes, trains and hostels are all full of devices and users that are ripe for the picking and just waiting for a malicious actor to join the Wi-Fi network. The problem, as always, comes back to the user. That being the case it would be simple to blame users who don’t use appropriate protection. Instead however members of the computer security community have begun working on tools to bridge this gap.

Tunnel Bear being one such tool. Tunnel Bear is an easy to use VPN tool that you can install on your mobile device. Off the bat Tunnel Bear is a lightweight, user-friendly VPN that you can set up in minutes. It has a variety of pricing options from free to $49.99 (yearly). Tunnel Bear is available on IOS, Android, Mac, Windows and browsers. Using Tunnel Bear you can connect to one of the many Tunnel Bear servers from across the world, including: Canada, Norway, Japan and more.

User-friendliness

Security

Bandwidth

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Above Average
256-BIT AES Encryption
500mb to Unlimited

unnamedFor those of you that don’t know how a VPN works the people at Tunnel Bear describe it as this:

Your IP address is the unique number that websites use to determine your physical location and track you across different sites. Use TunnelBear VPN to keep your IP address private from websites, hackers and advertisers. TunnelBear VPN shields your personal information from prying third-parties and hackers on public WiFi, ISPs and other local networks. Your connection is secured with bear-grade (that’s strong) AES 256-bit encryption.

What this means is that when you’re connected to the Tunnel Bear VPN you will be receiving websites over an encrypted channel via the Tunnel Bear servers.

James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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