As we turn to remote working, Malwarebytes joins VPN fray

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Interest in virtual private networks (VPNs) has increased in importance and usage in recent months due to the coronavirus outbreak.

As many of us are now working remotely from home, the need to encrypt and protect our online activities has become paramount and adopters of the technology are not only using it for personal reasons but also as a means to connect to corporate resources. 

VPNs masks IP addresses and allows users to switch their IP to originate from different geographical locations to bypass online geoblocking. More importantly, they also create more secure tunnels for communication between a browser and server via encryption, making tracing and eavesdropping a difficult prospect. 

According to research by PC Matic (.PDF), VPN usage has quadrupled since 2010, and this trend is likely to continue in 2020 -- with VPN providers likely enjoying an increased customer base and potentially a higher uptake of premium subscriptions. 

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