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Guard your Business by hiding your IP address


Organized cybercrime is alive and well despite the authorities best efforts. The crime comes first then there’s a rush of activity to attempt to catch up and prevent the further crime of a similar nature. However, online crime is harder to detect and it’s not only big corporations but all small businesses in the line of fire of hackers and cyberattacks.

Companies suffer from malware infections, information theft, etc. and there’s no sign that the authorities are catching up and plugging the gaps cybercrime expected to cost economies nearly $6 trillion annually by 2021.

Once action everyone can all take that is relatively straightforward yet highly effective is to hide your IP address on the Web and take a few simple steps to promote your internet privacy in order to protect your business.

IP Addresses

In spite of the fact that IP addresses don’t disclose such data as your name, address, bank details or anything else, they can tell your ISP (Internet service provider) or other third parties where you are located and what websites you have visited, i.e. your browsing history and if your data is visible, it can be easily revealed. You may not believe you need to worry about exposing this information however it’s the ramifications of what can happen if it gets into the hands of criminals, therefore it is crucial to hide your real IP address via encryption.

Hiding your browsing activity for example will allow you to protect your business by gaining privacy and anonymity while on the Net. Visiting banks, online stores, you name it, this activity will be hidden from prying eyes.

There are two main ways to encrypt your sensitive information online.

Use The Onion Router

Tor was developed by the United States Navy for anonymous communication while conducting missions. Today this network is available for all individual users completely free of charge. What you need to do is just to download the Tor browser. Tor disguises the user’s identity by moving his data over different Tor servers. It also encrypts information by several nodes on Tor network. Actually, this is the best way to stay anonymous online.

In spite of all the advantages of Tor browser, this technology is far from being perfect. It’s more about anonymity than security. Tor will hardly defend a user from such form of cybercrime as a man-in-the-middle attack. Moreover, Tor usually slows down an Internet connection speeds significantly, making it impossible to surf the Net.

Use a reliable VPN provider

A Virtual Private Network was initially created for employees who worked remotely and had to communicate privately. This technology has established itself as the most reliable way to stay invisible on the Internet. A VPN creates a secret tunnel between a server you want to connect and your computer. Your information is not only hidden but encrypted as well. Cutting-edge providers use such robust protocols as OpenVPN or IKEv2 and 256-bit encryption that is used by the government to protect the most sensitive information from third-parties.

While choosing a VPN service, it’s recommended to read a privacy policy carefully to see if a provider keeps any logs or not. Customer support, server park, connection speed matter as well. It’s also recommended to read reviews on forums before paying for this or that VPN service.


All of these measures should help you to guard your business against data theft or other cybercrime. Don’t forget that your employees are an important part of your cybersecurity. In this regard, it is immensely important to train them or even create a protocol or rules which they should follow in case of any data breach.

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