Why the war on VPNs is one Netflix can’t win

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If there was a show on Netflix about stealing candy from babies it would look a lot like using public wi-fi without a VPN. Turns out, there are some scary-good reasons that all advice about attending (or getting anywhere near) a hacker conference begins with “get a good VPN for all your devices and use it at all times. When you use a VPN, the only thing an attacker sees is your computer talking to it — they can’t see the connection to the sites you’re visiting. The ability of an attacker to spy, intercept, attack or steal information stops at the VPN. – Violet Blue, Engadget