Can I safely access my home computer data from a different device?

Asked 2 years ago

Hi everyone, I went to visit a friend in another city for a week and I intended to work while I'm there. However, I left my PC at home! I'm in Edgewater, Chicago, and she is in Rockford, so there is no way I can drive back to fetch it. She said I could use her desktop; however, she doesn't have a VPN. Would it still be considered safe to access my home network data, or is it too much of a security risk?

Lucian Grimes

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Without a VPN, remotely accessing your home network can send decrypted digital data to servers. Therefore, it isn't safe until you find a way to encrypt the data between the links. It is better to install a premium virtual network client as NordLayer and connect it to your set-up VPN server. Moreover, a third-party tool such as Teamviewer can help you create a safe connection by offering AES 256-bit encryption.

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