VPNs Considered Harmful

Confusion between anonymising and corporate VPNs is bad for cybersecurity

The Virtual Private Network, or VPN, has become a familiar term amongst Internet users in recent years. Yet, the secure tunnelling technology has been around much longer. So, why is it popular now, why should this be considered harmful, and what do we do about it? Take the global Google Trends for the terms VPN, SSL and TLS, pictured below. Comparatively few people seem to care about SSL and TLS, but VPN sees growing interest, with repeated spikes. [Read More]