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Internet security and personal data privacy is the new black. With cybercrime rates growing every year, people are looking for new ways to stay safe. According to the Global Web Index, 25% of internet users have used a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to encrypt their internet traffic in the past month. Besides usual VPN apps, security browser extensions are gaining in popularity as well. Those extensions are especially handy if you want to keep your browsing habits secret.

 

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“If you want to keep your browsing private but don’t need to encrypt your entire internet traffic, a reliable VPN extension will help you,” says Ruby Gonzalez, Head of Communications at NordVPN. “Also, browser extensions are usually lighter and faster than standard VPN apps, so you can switch between locations in a second.”
Four reasons why you should use VPN browser extension
Keep your IP address private
This tool helps to secure your internet traffic and hide your IP address. When you connect to a remote VPN server, your online activities are encrypted, and your device is assigned the IP address of that VPN server. This makes it look like you are in another location.
Safely access services and websites
The lightweight extensions for Chrome and Firefox help to access favorite sites safely even if they are not protected by HTTPS. Many blogs, fun websites, and forums still don’t offer HTTPS encryption, which means that eavesdroppers can see what you do

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