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.
Duo Labs researchers discovered that Apple was using serial numbers to authenticate devices with its Device Enrollment Program (DEP). If organizations treat DEP as a trust broker and assume DEP-registered devices are trusted, they expose themselves to a variety of risks, including rogue devices receiving internal network configuration settings.
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?