Giganews gives you free access to Vypr VPN (from Goldenfrog). Which, in addition to providing VPN for your computer, also provides VPN for your PHONE. Yeah that's right, secure browsing on your iPhone, iPad, Android. Setup is super easy too.
But let's take a step back, WTF are we talking about here?
Why Vypr VPN?
In addition to the obvious benefits of secure web browsing, I would like to call your attention to this little known fact: Public WiFi hotspots like those you use in airports and coffee shops are especially insecure. Anything you send or receive over WiFi is "visible" and vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves.
VyprVPN lets you take a secure connection with you everywhere you go.
|Illustration of internet traffic before Vypr VPN, and after|
So you're sitting there at Starbucks right, or Safeway, or whatever and you're like "Sh1t I need to pay my bills..." Next thing you know, you're logging into your bank website over the store's free public wifi. Yeah, you're boned. I just stole your login name and password. Yup. Sucks to be you. Loving that free internet at the airport, aren't you? All over your travel accounts (Airlines, Rental Car, Hotels)...yeah you're boned too.
But let's leave that alone for a second too, and go back to the whole VPN on your phone. iOS and Android will both support VPN. Supplying the server name, username, and password is about all it takes.
Everything you need to know about setup can be found here, but install is a walk in the park, any monkey should be able to accomplish it. Select your install type (Win, Mac, iPhone, Android, Linux, DD-WRT firmware) and the install instructions will walk you through the screens and settings.
|iPhone with VPN on and VyprVPN network (misspelled)|
Alright, we've established a few things here:
- Giganews is offering Vypr VPN for free for Diamond accounts
- Vypr VPN works for your computer and your phone
- Secure connect over VPN is good for a number of different reasons
- Setup is easy - supply server address, user, and password
I give VyprVPN 5 stars for this reason (performance), as well as ease of use, and functionality (works on your phone!) No problems or issues to report.
So, if you're already a Giganews Diamond account holder, go setup VyprVPN (its free!).
Or, if you're not a Giganews account holder:
1 - check out Giganews, it's badass
2 - check out Vypr VPN, it is also badass
*last note: you can easily verify setup is working if you are connected and if your IP has changed. if it is connected, and your IP has changed, your setup is successful!