Help protect your online information with one easy-to-use app

Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Updated Mon December 3, 2018

VPNs are gradually becoming more commonplace.

From 2016 to 2017, there was an 185% increase in the number of VPN users worldwide. Yet most people are still unaware of all the security benefits having and using a VPN can provide, especially when it comes to anonymity and protecting your privacy on the internet. In 2014, hackers exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans, about half the country's adult population. On a global scale, on average one cyberattack takes place approximately every 39 seconds.

That's why we need VPNs that work efficiently and effectively. But let's be honest. With how complicated internet technology and cybersecurity can be, an ideal VPN would also be user-friendly and simple to implement.

Windscribe VPN ($59, originally $900; stacksocial.com) is a desktop application and browser extension that can unblock websites, protect your privacy while you browse and delete ads and trackers during your internet experience. You don't have to worry about juggling different extensions and ad blockers.

All it takes is one click and Windscribe will run quietly in the background. Then you can put all your browsing worries aside.

What sets Winscribe apart? The app is touted for its above average anonymity with features like a strict no-logging policy and anonymous sign-up that don't require as much as an email.

The best part is that unlike most VPNs that have a five-device cap, there is no limit to the number of devices you can protect with Windscribe, making it a great option for someone with a small business or several devices.

In addition, you can mask your physical location through an encrypted tunnel, torrent and share files without your ISP snooping on you and receive protection with Windscribe's top-notch firewall in case of connectivity loss.

So achieve easier and safer web browsing with Windscribe. Right now, a lifetime subscription is only $59, a massive discount from its original price of $900. And for a lifetime free from worries of the complexities of internet security, we'd say that's quite the steal.