VPN server/encryption for file sharing

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VPN server/encryption for file sharing

Not much in this forum on VPN's. So, a new question:

I am interested in accessing my home iMac from remote (e.g. to access photos or financial information while traveling). I know that I will need a Dynamic DNS link. But, for security reasons, I would like to encrypt the data stream into my home iMac. Most of the VPN stuff I have seen is concerned about encrypting and adding privacy to connections from my home computer to outside sites.

What hardware/software do you need to set-up fully encrypted file sharing between a home and travel computer? I saw some suggestions of getting a router that can run as a VPN server but, that ones I have checked seem to be set-up for out-going VPN's not incoming ones (unless I am mis-reading the capabilities).

Or, maybe this isn't really about a VPN but rather about establishing an encrypted connection some other way.

Advice, suggestions, pointers to learning resources would be appreciated. Thanks.

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