A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a software tool that encrypts the information that you transmit through a network, making it difficult for hackers to see what you’re sending, who’s sending it, and to whom it’s being sent.

Here’s an example that may help you understand this concept. The Picasso art collection is ready for transport to the Museum of Modern Art. But thieves are waiting in ambush. To keep the masterpieces safe, the owner transports the precious cargo in a meat delivery truck, which gets past the art thieves undetected.

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