Mark Loveless is a former Senior Security Researcher with Duo Labs, who also goes by the name Simple Nomad on the interwebs. He is not overly paranoid, in spite of the fact that evil alien robots are stealing his luggage when he travels.
The main point of using a personal VPN is to surf the interwebs in privacy, away from prying eyes. Lock down the browser before starting up the personal VPN for maximum benefits.
Personal VPNs have a lot of expectations, and they aren't suited for all of them. But there are some scenarios that are ideal for personal VPNs.
People expect the personal VPN to hide or otherwise obscure what they are doing on the Internet. Some are better than others, but it is difficult to evaluate them on technical merits. Duo Labs provides guidelines on how to pick a personal VPN that matches your threat model.
Mark Loveless from Duo Labs goes on camera to show how he tested RFID-blocking gear such as sleeves, wallets, and purses. Which one gives you the most protection for your money?
With all the reports about criminals lifting information off credit cards, access cards, and even passports, does it make sense to buy one of those RFID-blocking sleeves and wallets? Duo Labs finds out in this Decipher report.