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Why saying no to one-click can help to safeguard your privacy

Gimme more and gimme it now

Life just keeps getting faster, doesn't it? Amazon drone deliveries within 2 hours, food brought to your lap within minutes via Postmate or Uber Eats, and hours of T.V. series available for you to binge on whenever you want from Netflix. While you can enjoy the ultra-security of RingVPN as instantly as it takes to subscribe now, can all things this fast lay claim to being safe? We think not...

Love, App-tually

Apps are fantastic. We all love to get everything we can, with as little delay in the process. We download apps and save passwords so nothing can stand between us and Facebook, or buying the new iPhone on Amazon.

99 problems and one-click is all of them

Problem is, it's not just convenience that gets facilitated when we save passwords with "one-click." We are also, inadvertently, helping hackers and other nefarious characters access our precious personal data, too.

But what if the potential threat is from within...After all, which of us actually read the privacy policy to ensure we didn't all agree to naming our first children Vlad when we get a Gmail account, and donating our kidneys to Mark Zuckerberg when we sign up to Facebook or WhatsApp? Who is really able to access your Instagram roll? And does any of the end-to-end encryption actually stop the developers and companies themselves from spying on us? Recent scandals (Cambridge Analytica, anyone) suggest not...

So what can we do to protect ourselves more from privacy threats?

Here's 3 top tips for why saying no to one-click can help safeguard your privacy:

1. They expose you to more risk by putting your verification details at risk

When you log-in to E-Bay, for example, using a third-party login via your Google account or Facebook, for example, you are usually needing to provide another method of verification, such as your phone number or email address. The trouble with this is, if one is compromised, it's all a house of cards. A hacker can access ALL of your account information and actually lock you out. For example, if your E-Bay account is compromise due to a Google one-click login, your contact telephone number and em-mail can be changed to theirs -- while your credit card number remains totally usable by the hacker.

2. They assume all internet connections are safe

At RingVPN, we are always warning users to only ever use public Wi-Fi if they are connected to our anonymous, untrackable servers which provide a safe tunnel for you. If you access the internet via an unsecured open Wi-Fi connection and use one-click to boot, any Tom, Dick or Harry using an open internet connection can exploit your one-click credentials. The safest choice? Strap up with RingVPN and pass on one-click. Use a secure password saver if you must, but the best way is to

3. They encourage you to stay logged in

We love a nice, smooth UX, don't get us wrong. But magic links and one-click functionality encourage you to stay logged in, which means you can never really be sure who or what sees your private apps and accounts. We suggest logging out of every app and site except RingVPN. This way, you start with RingVPN as your online privacy guardian and everything you log into afterwards isfiltered through our secure shield..Let us be your second pair of eyes, but at first.

Conclusion

Say no to one-click, log out of accounts and apps when they are not in use and make an exception for RingVPN. This way, if for some reason you get disconnected from our server, the killswitch can be enabled so that no unauthorized activity can happen. Then, you can log back in through RingVPN and conduct all of your online activity through our secure tunnel.

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