Recently there has been a lot more discussion in blogs and newsletters about perhaps using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to increase the security of your browsing the web. If you have an interest in learning more about VPN's, following are some articles you may want to read.
These may be a bit on the 'techy' side, so be aware of this.
An introduction...read here
The PPTP VPN Protocol is not secure...read here
Best VPN services...read here