Why would we need a VPN app?
With today’s modern smart phones, our need for data protection is more important than ever. We tend to keep all our important stuff in our phones — our family photos, passwords, bank account data, health records… just to name a few. Also, Samsung Galaxy S5 has integrated fingerprint scanner, and we certainly don’t want to have our biometrics leaked.
Bear in mind that anytime you use a public internet service you are putting your security and privacy at risk. Personal data can easily be misused and stolen in cafes, hotels, airports and other free Wi-Fi hotspots. Every time you see a free Wi-Fi network, think twice before you connect unprotected. Nowadays hackers are more clever than ever.
Luckily, you can easily protect your online experience using a VPN.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a clever piece of Internet technology that gives you the choice from being an ordinary Internet user – to being an Internet VIP.
The best VPN app for Samsung Galaxy S5
I recently stumbled upon a neat little app made for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. It’s called Hide My Ass! Pro VPN and it’s free. However, the app can only be used if you have a subscription for Hide My Ass! Pro VPN. You can register here. After you have created the account, proceed and download the app directly on your Galaxy S5 from the members’ area.
This little VPN app will help you protect your privacy since communication over VPN is encrypted and very secure. Also, you can change your IP address and trick any web site or geo targeted service. For example, you can tric Netflix, Hulu, Pandora or Spotify (to name a few) into thinking you’re streaming from the USA. That way, you can easily stream US Netflix from abroad.
How to connect
Here’s how it works. You just need to open the app, select one server out of many available VPN servers and click connect. It’s simple as 1, 2, 3. Check this short video out. It’s recorded on a tablet, but the app will work like a charm on a Galaxy S5 as well.
Remember, all you need to do is create your HMA! Pro VPN account and download the Samsung Galaxy S5 VPN app from the members’ area.