Got anything important or personal saved on your laptop? If the answer is ‘yes’, then it might be time to invest in a VPN subscription.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, essentially acts as a security screen – hiding data like passwords and browsing history from would-be hackers. They’re especially useful when connecting to public WiFi, which can leave your device vulnerable to prying eyes.

Out of the VPNs linked here, Express VPN is consistently rated the highest, with encryption powerhouse Nord VPN trailing at a close second. If you’re looking for the best deal, Surfshark costs the least per month in the UK and the US, though the service is marginally slower compared to the rest. Monthly charges will revert back to normal after the allotted time, so remember to take that into account!

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