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CBS News: WiFi Hotspots ‘Hotbed for Hacker Activity’

In a compelling new video clip, CBS News praises the merits of PRIVATE WiFi and highlights the increasing awareness among security-savvy consumers to protect their data in wireless hotspots. Watch as CBS News' Jericka Duncan gets her email credentials -- including user name and password -- literally stolen out of thin air. Read More

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#cyberSAFE Leaders Series: Julie Anne Culp, Educator and Internet Safety Champion

Julie Anne Culp isn’t an Internet safety expert. She’s a guidance counselor in Hendersonville, Tennessee who wanted to teach her  fifth grade students to think carefully about what they post online. So she created an ingenious social experiment to drive home her message about Internet safety. Read More

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Consumer Reports Endorses VPNs; Says 62% ‘Do Absolutely Nothing’ About Online Privacy

The best way to protect yourself while using a public WiFi network? To quote Consumer Reports, the best way to “protect all of your communications, even on open networks [is] by first installing a personal virtual private network app on your phone or computer.”

We couldn’t agree more! Read More

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PRIVATE WiFi Kicks Off New Office With Festive Celebration

About 50 people joined the PRIVATE WiFi team to celebrate the opening of our new Manhattan office. As our business relationships have expanded so significantly, we needed an office that was more convenient for partners and others to meet. Read More

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Hotel WiFi is a Favorite Place for Hackers

When we are traveling, there’s nothing more convenient than hotels offering WiFi so we can check our email and possibly even get a little work done. Since we usually pay a premium to access the hotel’s WiFi network, many of us probably assume that it must be secure. Read More

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Heartbleed: A Message From PRIVATE WiFi’s CEO

Let’s start with the good news: you are still safe. The latest Heartbleed situation -- which is a software bug, not a virus -- has not endangered the privacy and security of our customers' communications.

But one of our industry's most respected security analysts claims "catastrophic" is the right word for Heartbleed, because "on the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11." Read More

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Avoid Identity Theft When Shopping with an iPad: Consumer Reports Recommends Using a Personal VPN

Tablets are quickly becoming the favorite mobile device for online shopping. Their big screens and extreme portability make online browsing and buying a whole lot easier for consumers. But unfortunately, tablets have become a favorite target of identity thieves. That’s why Consumer Reports recommends using a personal VPN to avoid identity theft when you’re shopping or banking at WiFi hotspots with an iPad. Read More

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Experiment Shows How Fast Hotspot Hackers Can Harvest Your Sensitive Information

By now, we hope you know that hackers can steal your sensitive information any time you connect to a public WiFi network. But what you may not know is how fast they can do it. That’s what WAFB 9 demonstrated in a hacking experiment on a university hotspot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What happened should be a wakeup call for hotspot users everywhere.

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Inside the RSA Conference: Look Who’s Online Without a Personal VPN!

A personal VPN must be intelligent enough to know what the connection is and only activate when needed.

At PRIVATE WiFi, we not only devised that capability, we patented it. Read More

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Idea Mensch Interviews Our CEO, Kent Lawson

Recently, PRIVATE WiFi’s CEO, Kent Lawson, sat down with Idea Mensch for an interview. Idea Mensch is an online magazine where entrepreneurs speak to other entrepreneurs about how and why they are successful. Read on for excerpts of his interview. Read More

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