“Mac users can get somewhat complacent about security, but they shouldn’t – Apple’s desktop computers are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals, and it never pays to let your guard down,” Desire Athow writes for TechRadar.

“Certainly, as well as competent antivirus, folks with a Mac need a quality Virtual Private Network just as much as anyone on Windows – although not every VPN service provides a client or satisfactory support for macOS users,” Athow writes. However, if you’re stuck as to which provider to go with, help is at hand.”

“Having a good Mac client is a huge boon in terms of simply making things as easy as possible. Solid iOS support is also a welcome feature if you’re heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem and have an iPhone as well as a Mac,” Athow writes. “Next, you need powerful security with strong encryption, which goes without saying, and an easily understandable privacy policy that makes it perfectly clear what data is kept by the provider. Good performance levels obviously don’t hurt, either.”

Read more, and find out the five best VPN services for Mac, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: An additional possibility, besides rolling your own VPN server using an old Mac, is TunnelBear. We’ve used it on our Macs and it works well.

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