We all encounter public WiFi networks at some point. They’re more common — and less secure — than you might think. If you’ve ever connected to a WiFi network at a coffee shop, library, airport, school, or hotel, you’ve used a public WiFi network.
Crowded public WiFi networks make it easy for a cybercriminal to spy on your internet traffic and private data because all the connected devices send data through the same tunnel. Without a VPN, you may be exposing your:
Logs in to social media at a coffee shop
Checks your email at an airport/hotel
Uses school WiFi, say, in the library
Does any type of online banking away from home
Purchase the plan that’s right for you, then follow these simple steps:
Open the PIA app
Connect to any server
Enjoy encrypted internet traffic
PIA VPN acts like a buffer between your device and the websites or applications you connect to.
With dedicated apps for all major platforms, and the ability to connect 10 devices with one PIA VPN subscription, you can hide all your devices’ IP addresses.
Absolutely. As more and more of our lives take place online, encryption has never been more important. With everything from online banking to social media, everybody has online data now that they must secure. Even private emails, texts, and photos must be protected. End-to-end VPN encryption keeps all your online data safe so, even if it were intercepted by a cybercriminal, they wouldn’t be able to read any of it.
Permissionless networks that anyone can join are inherently more dangerous than private, password-protected networks. Public WiFi networks allow anybody who’s connected to spy on the data that’s being transmitted. Even in places like popular coffee shops or hotels, public WiFi networks lay your data bare for prying eyes to see.
When you connect to a PIA VPN server, you’re assigned a new IP address and secret keys are generated. Then a secure tunnel is established using those keys that only your device knows. Then the VPN protocol encrypts the data that you send through this secure channel. Without those special keys, nobody besides you can unencrypt your data — protecting your data, privacy, and safety online.
PIA VPN securely encrypts your internet traffic and all the data you transmit so that it is an unreadable format — protecting you from prying eyes. With encrypted data, you can safely use public WiFi and know that your private information is not exposed. And our powerful DNS-based blocker, PIA MACE, also keeps you safe from ads, trackers, and malware online.
Yes. Your phone stores some of your most sensitive information like emails, texts, photos, banking details, passwords, and more. Use a reliable VPN service that encrypts your data and doesn't record your activity to make sure your information stays safe and doesn't end up in the wrong hands.
You’re covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, get a refund.
Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.