Does Using a VPN Protect Me From Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) Attacks?

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Does Using a VPN Protect Me From Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) Attacks?
With more and more of us using public WI-FI hotspots, the threat of a Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) scam is ever growing and is something that more and more of us are looking at avoiding and whilst a VPN is a great tool in that battle, it as well as any other tool or service, is not 100% fool proof in stopping these types of scams but it is one of the strongest tools in your arsenal.

So if you have hear the term MITM and are wondering just what it is, let us take a few lines to explain.

MITM, standing for Man In The Middle, is where a hacker tricks your device into believing that they are a middleman between you and the internet.

This happens normally in places with unsecure WI-FI networks that you chose to connect to such as the ones found in coffee shops, on public transport and in shopping centres.

What it means for you is that any information you input into your device, such as passwords, social media log in details etc etc are sent to a scammer before they go onto the internet and from their they can do what they like with them.

Unfortunately this can be a bigger problem if you visit the same place often or if you commute on the same train service as more than likely your internet enabled device will store the log in details for the hotspot’s network and will log you in automatically so a scammer could access your details without you even suing your phone, tablet or other device.

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