Think that bitcoins and a VPN keep you anonymous? Think again… | Tech Security

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Lots of people think that a VPN, short for virtual private network, is enough on its own to keep them safe and anonymous online.

If you add some sort of mostly-untraceable digital cash into the mix – a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Monero, for example – then you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re as good as invisible.

So, it’s easy to assume that VPN + cryptocoins == private && secure.

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But VPNs and cryptocoins only go so far in keeping cybercrooks and other undesirables out of your online life, and here’s why.