The Internet is a dangerous place. Today, more than ever before, it is important to protect yourself online. It seems like everywhere you turn hackers and identity thieves are looking to take advantage of you. You wouldn’t think of surfing the Internet without using some type of anti-virus software.
Public Wi-Fi can be dangerous without the use of a firewall. And you wouldn’t even think of using your credit card online without making sure the connection was encrypted. Even Facebook offers the ability to secure your browsing while on Facebook. We all know online security is important. But most of us still use download technologies that leave us open and exposed.
Is your download connection secure? If you don’t know, the answer is most likely “No”.
Usenet for Secure Downloads
It doesn’t have to be this way. You may remember Usenet as the original social network. The place where IMDb, Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons and the World Wide Web were all born. That’s right. Usenet was cool 10 years before the Web as we know it even existed. And over the years, Usenet has transformed into a massive storehouse of information and files of all types. With more than 32 years of history, it’s possible to find just about anything you’re looking for on Usenet.
One of the main changes over the years has been the move from free Usenet access provided by your Internet Service Provider or local University to premium Usenet access provided by a private company. This change has meant a host of new features for Usenet users.
Downloading from Usenet used to be a complicated multi-step process. But advanced newsreaders have made it a simple point-and-click procedure. Usenet servers used to delete posts after as little as 100 days. But the leading services today are now storing posts indefinitely. And maybe the most important new feature is Encrypted Server Connections. Some providers, but not all, offer you the ability to connect to their servers with 256-bit SSL encrypted connections. This is the same level of security used by your financial institution online.
Keep Your Downloads Private
And it keeps prying eyes out of your business. An encrypted connection creates a virtual tunnel between your computer and the Usenet server. Whatever passes through this tunnel is protected by the 256-bit SSL encryption. Even your Internet Service Provider can’t see what passes through the tunnel. Your downloads are private and secure. The Internet becomes more dangerous every day. Hackers and scam artists become better and better and manipulating public Wi-Fi spots and breaking into computers. Securing your downloads with Usenet is a simple and easy way to protect yourself online.
About the Author: Jared is an Internet enthusiast and manager for a leading Usenet provider. You can almost always find him online.