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Using a VPN

A VPN encrypts the data sent to and from devices over the internet, preventing it being read in transit. They should be used when working with sensitive data over shared internet connections, like public Wi-Fi.

Why is it important?

Apps and web pages sometimes communicate unsafely.

To solve this issue, VPNs scramble data so it cannot be deciphered. Downloading a VPN means you can keep data safe if you have to connect to an untrusted network.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 3

Risk Mitigated

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

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