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Top 3 Software Everyone Needs In 2018

With changing technology, software developers have pushed the limit when it comes to being innovative. This is an effort to stay ahead of their competition in a marketplace where there are lots of software competing for users attention. The major advantage of using the latest software is that they enable you to do so much more.

If you are looking to stay ahead of the game in 2018, here are the top 3 software that you need to have this year.

1.     VPN

Using a VPN provides you with two major advantages. One, is that it helps to bolster your security when you are online and protect prying eyes from accessing your data. It does this by ensuring that all your data is encrypted.

Two, it might be necessary for you to replace your real IP address with that one of a VPN, so that you can access a restricted network in countries where restrictions have been put in place. For instance, through the use of a Private Virtual Network, you can access networks that have been restricted to the US audience only, even if you are outside the US.

2.     Encrypted Email

Since email is normally sent in plain text, it is quite easy for someone to intercept it and review its content. Someone can also hack into an email and read emails that have been stored on the server. It just takes one person to be infected for a third party to be able to intercept emails and access sensitive data.

To prevent this from happening, you can take advantage of email encryption software to encrypt sensitive messages. It will then be the responsibility of the receiver to decrypt the messages before reading them.

The encryption software is usually installed on the sender’s computer; it does not have to be installed on the receiver’s computer. The receiver can use a web based interface to decrypt the email. Based on the software that the sender is using, they might choose which emails to encrypt or they might be forced to encrypt all the emails they send from their computer or mobile device.

This is a great way to protect email messages and attachments from being accessed by unauthorized persons or even being altered.

3.     Two Factor Authentication

Passwords are important but they are no longer enough to protect other people from logging into your accounts and accessing sensitive information. Data breaches, phishing scams and brute force attacks have become very common. This makes it easy for passwords to be captured or cracked.

In addition to that, most people use weak passwords or share similar passwords across many accounts and use unsecured Wi-Fi networks. This increases the risk of getting hacked. To safeguard your data, make use of 2 factor authentication.

This is the use of a second form of verification to ensure that you are the only one who can gain access to your accounts. By creating a second line of defense, it will be harder for someone to get into your account unless they have access to your phone or device.

 

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