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VPNs for Twitter, Facebook and Gmail could be your last defense against account breaches. Password sniffing is a sophisticated form of hacker attack. It can defeat even the upgraded security features of big internet companies like Twitter, Facebook and Gmail. The latest major breach happened just 5 weeks ago.
VPNs for Twitter, Facebook and Gmail against Keylogging
When a computer does not have the right Internet security, it is vulnerable. A user can have firewalls and antivirus and still be attacked. There are several types of online viruses, malware and spyware that can be injected into computer systems. These come into the systems through websites, ads, and other online sources. They are designed and updated regularly to give hackers access to users’ computers to steal valuable information. One of these is keylogging software, which caused this latest breach of credentials from over 93,000 websites. Keyloggers record what users type, including account credentials, and send them to the hackers’ servers.
The security levels provided by a VPN can prevent these types of attacks. VPNs for Twitter, Facebook and Gmail are designed to protect users from tracking and sniffing. Hackers prepare for their attacks by tracking users through their IP addresses. They use the IP addresses to connect users to all their online activities. Then they gather whatever information they can about the users. This is how they launch phishing scams, for instance, to lure users to online sources where they get infected. By hiding a user’s real IP address, a VPN can keep users safe from the beginning.
IP hiding also prevents the hackers from tracing users to their computers. VPNs and proxies have actually gotten a bad rap because they are also used by hackers to cover their trail. But users can take advantage of the superior technology of VPNs for Twitter, Google, and other online accounts. If a VPN can protect a hacker from being traced, it can surely protect a user as well.
Hackers stole almost 1.6 million login credentials and 320,000 e-mail credentials.
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