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9. Hotspot Shield: To Secure Your Wi-Fi in Public

VPNs have a few different uses. One is to secure your connections on public networks such as Wi-Fi hotspots or wired Internet ports.

While connected to a VPN, all your Internet traffic goes through the secure tunnel to the endpoint (your office).

Therefore, if you use a VPN while on an unprotected network, all your Internet traffic is encrypted by the VPN tunnel.

Hotspot Shield protects against any nearby eavesdroppers or hackers.

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