As our lives move online, good digital security is becoming as vital as the lock on your front door. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself is to install a VPN. Numerous providers are cutting prices right now, so if you’re keen to preserve your Apple or bulletproof your Windows, this is the perfect time. Scroll on down to see the best Black Friday VPN deals.
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It sounds high-tech, but it’s actually not too complicated: a VPN essentially acts as a privacy bubble around your computer, encrypting your activity and masking your IP address (the internet equivalent of a postcode). This is particularly important if you’re using public WiFi, which can expose personal information to eavesdroppers, hackers, and other unscrupulous ruffians.
Free VPNs do exist, but, as with all ‘free’ software in the modern world, what you’re actually paying with is data about yourself. In general it’s much better to subscribe to a legitimate service.
The Best VPN Subscription Deals
- Surfshark 2 year plan – £1.67 per month & 3 months free
- NordVPN 2 year plan – £2.86 per month & 3 months free
- CyberGhost 3 year plan – £1.99 per month & 3 months free
- PrivateInternetAccess 3 year plan – £1.81 per month
- Express VPN 15 month plan – £5.20 per month & 3 months free
The Surfshark and CyberGhost deals are both running until the day after Black Friday (28/11). It’s unclear how long the others will last for, but it’s unlikely that they’ll linger past the end of the month.
We’ll be updating this page as more offers are announced, so remember to keep checking back. We’ve also got dedicated hub pages for TV and Broadband discounts, and you can see even more up-to-date tech & gaming deals via our Twitter account. Stay safe out there!