Who We Are
HideMyTraffic came about as an offshoot of a tech news site. With the increasing focus on cybersecurity, people wanted to know more about how to stay safe on the Internet.
When the term Internet security is bandied about, the first thing that comes to mind is usually an antivirus or internet security application. Yet while those partially resolved the issue of traditional threats, it didn't tackle a bigger problem – the prolific increase of data mining and loss.
What We Do
We are constantly using and testing Virtual Private Network (VPN) services from providers new and old. Even providers we have reviewed before will be tested again and again over time to ensure they are meeting the high standards they claim.
We also stay up to date in the latest trends not only in VPNs but also in the world of cybersecurity. Technology interlocks, so VPNs are not an isolated portion of security we can simply focus on.
HideMyTraffic reviews, assesses, rates, compares and of course critiques VPN service providers constantly for your benefit.
We believe in consumers having the right to make educated choices. Spending your hard earned money on a service should get you what you need or want, with as little compromise as possible.
Why We Do It
There is a saying that “Data is the New Oil” which isn't far from the truth. The problem is that in this age of digital, data is valuable to both legitimate businesses as well as cybercriminals.
Legitimate businesses are desperate for every advantage they can get in increasingly competitive markets. They want your information so that they can target more relevant advertising. They want to be ale to sell you the things you need most.
Cybercriminals realize the value of data and are stealing it to sell or simply exploit for malicious purposes. After all, the data they steal could contain a usable password or even financial information that scammers could use.
If you're not convinced, here's some information as food for thought;
- This year, popular online graphic tool service Canva was hacked and lost 140 million data records.
- Negligence and lax security led to Facebook getting fined five billion dollars over privacy violations.
- The Marriot data breach saw the loss of personal information (including address details and passport numbers) of over 500 million customers.
We, my friends, are under siege. So instead of simply protecting our devices from malware and other viruses, we now have greater needs. A VPN can help safeguard your identity and browse in peace of mind.
To learn exactly what a VPN service is and does, read our guide here.
You CAN Stay Anonymous Online
VPNs work in such a way that our devices and identifying files are kept safe from any sites we visit, unless we explicitly provide them with such information. The secure VPN servers we connect to reroute our traffic using their own information, safeguarding ours.
Aside from that, high levels of encryption are also used to prevent any data which is being sent or received from falling into the wrong hands. A side benefit is that with VPN servers all over the world, we're also able to access some content which would not otherwise be available where we really are.