Why everyone must use a VPN & Password Manager!

After reading this article, most people might call me paranoid, but here is a very feasible worst-case scenario:

CrossPost:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-everyone-must-use-vpn-password

Most of you know, I have been fighting with a group of anonymous hackers/r&aw/mafia psychopaths with very powerful equipment, with invisible microdrones capable of camera video recording, hearing, whispering, mind-reading and subliminal messaging (sleep state + whispering in ears).

After registering my own startup — ALight Technology And Services Limited, I have put significant effort into cyber-security. They might know my code, they might know some other sensitive info, but the most critical data has been locked down i.e when I launch WebVeta, where sensitive customer information would be stored, the servers would be thoroughly locked down. Over the past 1 year, whenever I think of a possible attack vector, I think about how to reduce the possibility.

Because these people have such a powerful equipment, what if they stole a web server’s private SSL key of some major website? What if they have some kind of decryption software/hardware? Now they would start packet sniffing by connecting to wireless networks and all the data submitted, session cookies would be accessible. Wireless networks locked down by mac address are also susceptible, because mac address can be spoofed.

In this scenario VPN’s would help, by encrypting packets. Most VPN software would require some kind of fee, but probably worth if you have confidential data i.e your own credentials etc…

There are few free alternatives, some with restrictions etc…

I am NOT promoting any of the following VPN vendors, nor do I have any kind of personal / business tie-ups. These are some free VPN’s some have limitations:

Proton VPN — https://protonvpn.com/free-vpn/

Urban VPN — https://www.urban-vpn.com/

Similarly, consider using password managers and MFA (Multi Factor Authentication)

I don’t have any fake aliases, nor any virtual aliases like the psycho spy R&AW traitors of India. NOT associated with the “es”, “eka”, “ok”, “okay”, erra / yerra karan, kamalakar, diwakar, kareem, karan, erra / yerra sowmya, erra / yerra sowjanya, zinnabathuni sowjanya, bojja srinivas (was a friend and batchmate 1998–2002, not anymore), mukesh golla (was a friend and classmate 1998–2002, not anymore), erra sowmya, erra sowjanya, thota veera, uttam’s, bandhavi’s, bhattaru’s, thota’s, bojja’s, bhattaru’s or Arumilli srinivas / Arumilli uttam(may be they are part of a different Arumilli family — not my family). I don’t have any siblings by the name of Sowjanya or Sowmya, Srinivas, Uttam.

Mr. Kanti Kalyan Arumilli

B.Tech, M.B.A

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