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New York Times Gadgetwise “VPN for the Masses”, May 17, 2011
Many of us are aware that our online communications, including private e-mails and data typed into Web sites, could potentially be “sniffed” from the air by some scoundrel nearby. (Software for the purpose is easily available on the Internet.) But it seems rather unlikely, and we don’t know what to do about it anyway. So we surf and pray — and maybe take the advice often offered by security experts to avoid shopping or banking online during these moments.
But increasingly there is something we can do about it....
Today Show, Apr 28, 2013
The Today Show has joined the ranks of other high-profile media outlets to endorse PRIVATE WiFi’s cutting-edge personal VPN technology. Watch the feature segment by Mario Armstrong, Today’s digital lifestyle contributor, who explains how a private VPN creates a “secure tunnel” between you and any would-be hackers.Read Online
PRIVATE WiFi's CEO Kent Lawson recently appeared in BBC (Espanol) Online, discussing Cyber Monday.Read Online
Fred Fishkin from Bootcamp Radio, a technology radio show which airs on Bloomberg, interviewed our CEO, Kent Lawson, about cyber Monday.Read Online
ChaCha, a new human-guide search engine site, recently named PRIVATE WiFi as one of their top 20 gadgets that every college student needs.Read Online
Network World just named PRIVATE WiFi as one of their 20 essential iPhone/iPad apps for business.Read Online
ExpertFlyer Blog, Aug 22, 2013
ExpertFlyer talks with Kent Lawson, Founder & CEO of Private Communications Corporation, a security technology company that protects personal data and information online. PRIVATE WiFi, the company’s flagship software product, encrypts all computer data across unencrypted WiFi networks, ensuring online privacy for those without access to virtual private networks (VPNs).Read Online
Our CEO, Kent Lawson, just published a piece about the risks inherent to all public wifi hotspots in USA Today Magazine.Read Online
This Journal of Forensic Accounting article examines the risks of using public wifi networks.Read Online
ABC’s New York Viewpoints, Jun 5, 2013
Watch as PRIVATE WiFi's CEO Kent Lawson and Growth and Product Manager Raj Devjani join Eyewitness News anchor Ken Rosato for the weekly round-table discussion on New York Viewpoint. Discussing the dangers of open public wifi connections, Lawson and Devjani explain to Rosato that consumers can easily protect themselves from hackers with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) like PRIVATE WiFi.Read Online
WPIX, May 16, 2013
Public wifi is growing, and so is the risk of people's privacy being violated on it unless they take protective measures. WPIX 11 NY reporter James Ford investigates the growing concern of wifi hacking. Setting up rogue hotspots in Times Square, Ford and members of the PRIVATE WiFi team highlight the huge vulnerabilities.Read Online
NBC News 4 New York City, May 14, 2013
As more subway stations in New York City become equipped with free wifi connections, the security concerns are growing. The team at PRIVATE WiFi met with NBC's Andrew Siff to show how easy it is for a hacker to steal your data on public WiFi. Although there are dangers, the solution to staying secure is a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, like PRIVATE WiFi.Read Online
This article discusses how only around 5% of tablet and smartphone users install antivirus software, and many users are not aware of the security vulnerabilities when using a public wifi network.Read Online
It is a cold, gray, midwinter’s day along the shores of Candlewood Lake in western Connecticut. It’s starting to flurry. There’s a great view of the northern end of the lake, with an unspoken suggestion of just how pretty this is during the summer. And it raises the question about why anyone would give up this idyllic setting after twelve years of retirement to jump back into the rough and tumble world of entrepreneurship. But about three years ago, just as he turned 65, that’s exactly what Kent Lawson did.Read Online
Coolmomtech discusses how everyone can now use public wifi hotspots safely, thanks to PRIVATE WiFi.Read Online
Do you constantly connect to wifi hotspots so you can work on the go? BusinessOnMain will show you how to keep your data private when you're using public networks.Read Online
Employees are accessing sensitive company information via unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a new survey that found public Wi-Fi usage rose significantly over the last year.
The study, conducted by the by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), surveyed 377 people and found more than half (57%) used public Wi-Fi hotspots to access confidential work-related information. The online survey was commissioned by Sherman, Conn.-based Private Communications Corporation, a seller of virtual private network (VPN) software.Read Online
Public Wi-Fi use up 240% in last year despite risks, Oct 17, 2012
Despite the fear of identity theft and threats from computer viruses, the use of public wireless Internet access has jumped 240% in the last 12 months, a new survey has found.
The top log-in sites were coffee shops and restaurants (75%), hotels (54%) and airports (38%), according to an online survey of 377 people by the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center in partnership with Private WiFi, a firm that develops online protection software.Read Online
Tech Tools to Ease the Strain of the Nomadic Life, Aug 15, 2012
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Private WiFi beta 3.2 Hands-On, Aug 14, 2012
We love gadgets and the technologies that make the gadgets go.
We are geeks to the core, but we also talk electronics in a way that our grandparents can understand. We take everything into consideration from design, to user interface to practicality, pricing and competition.We make lists to help you decide what gadgets you need (or don’t). And we deliver live coverage at conferences like CES, E3, Mobile World Congress, CTIA, DEMO and GDC, so our readers can feel like they are there with us. If it’s cool, we are covering it.Read Online
Why you might want to use a personal VPN service, May 11, 2012
Business Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. One thing you can do to keep yourself secure, especially when computing via WiFi is to use a personal VPN service. These services use software to encrypt your entire connection between your computer and the VPN service.Read Online
Most people don’t realize that wifi signals are just radio waves. Anyone within range can “listen in” to what you’re sending as easily as tuning to the right station.Read Online
PRIVATE WIFI featured in Mashable Tech, May 2, 2012
Mashable is the largest independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology. Mashable’s 20 million monthly unique visitors and 4 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Numerous studies and leading publications have declared Mashable the most influential online news outlet and a must-read site.Read Online
PRIVATE WIFI featured in TECH GOES STRONG Blog, Apr 18, 2012
This is the friendliest help desk you can find on the Web, the top online destination for readers aged 45-65 who want to get more out of personal tech with the help of experts who love to explain how it works for you.The site provides news and how-tos about personal tech for readers who are active, vibrant and interested in learning new ways of building a community.We feature top tech writers who enjoy demystifying technology and showing us how to improve our use of the Web and Internet technology. Our focus is service technology journalism for grown-ups.Read Online
Three Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Safely, Jan 5, 2012
In an era of laptops, smartphones and mushrooming Wi-Fi networks, we can get online nearly anywhere. But we often connect without considering the potential perils.
Sensitive information you transmit over Wi-Fi can be literally "sniffed" from the airwaves by a nearby snoop using readily available software and equipment. What's more, hackers could trick you into connecting to their computer by making it appear to be a legitimate Wi-Fi hotspot.
Despite these risks, it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to surf safely. Here are three tips for securely using Wi-Fi networks when you're on-the-go, doing work in hotels, airports, cafés and other public places.
As freelancers we also need to keep in mind our responsibility to keep our client’s data secure. Many of us work from home and want to get out of the house to work in a fresh location for the day. Keep in mind what you’re logging into, and what data are you potentially making vulnerable while working on client’s work. If you do client work on open WiFi networks, then Private WiFi is a solid solution to put in place.Read Online
Whether you use PRIVATE WiFi or some other security solution ensure that your public network communications are secure. You never know if that nice lady, with the nice heels and purse is a hacker.Read Online
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