So, now that we have gone through the basics of what cryptography is, how it’s used, it’s different applications, and why it matters, let’s have a look at how you can apply cryptography in your everyday life.
And I want to start this section by pointing out that you already rely on cryptography each and every day to keep yourself secure!
But for those of you who want an extra layer of protection, here are a couple of ways that you can implement even more encryption into your life.
Download a VPN to Protect Your
These are highly versatile tools that allow you to access restricted websites, hide your browsing activity from the eyes on public wifi, and remotely access your private servers.
Let’s say that you are a C-level executive at a large company. You are away on business meetings and want to login to your private corporate network remotely.
This is actually an incredibly easy task. All you need to do is to first connect to the public Internet through an ISP and then launch a VPN connection using the company’s VPN server and specific software and Voila! You now have access to your private network.
Or, perhaps you are location independent employee who primarily works out of local coffee shops. Public connections like the networks at your friendly neighborhood Starbucks are notoriously insecure meaning that any hacker worth his salt could easily spy on your activity and steal sensitive data related to your current projects.
However, with a VPN, you can connect to a highly secure network that will shield you from the prying eyes of less than ethical coffee shop hackers.
VPNs can even be used in foreign countries to access region-restricted websites . For example, if you are travelling in Asia, you are likely aware that the Chinese government has a number of Draconian censorship laws that block public access to applications like Facebook and Instagram.