Now you know what MITM attacks are, how do you stay secure on an individual level?

Vigilance is key. Google displays “Not Secure” against a website URL, indicating that you may be at risk. Just a single non-HTTPS page can leave user data vulnerable.

To protect yourself, the best option is to use a VPN – a Virtual Private Network – which acts as a direct tunnel between you and the internet.

My personal recommendation is Freedome - a great example of how easily you can incorporate a VPN into your online life by encrypting your data, hiding your IP address and blocking 3rd parties from tracking your online movements, all with minimal impact on your internet usage.