A Canadian news outlet has shared an article that offers simple tips to protect against identity theft — and it says the number-one way people become victimized is “using public or unsecured wireless Internet connections.” Read More
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Like leaving your diary on a park bench, connecting to the Internet using public WiFi allows anyone with the right software to see what you are doing, according to the Los Angeles Times. In fact, as we’ve reported for more than a year, the best defense is to use a personal VPN like our Private WiFi software. In fact, the L.A. Times article mentions that using a personal VPN means “your online experience will be that much safer” and using a VPN will encrypt your browsing and work as a shield to protect and encrypt your activity. Read More
BusinessInsider.com shares four simple steps to prevent you or your company from ever becoming a victim of data theft. The number-one tip is to “steer clear of WiFi” but if and when you do use public wireless, the article says to make sure to use the most up-to-date security protections. Also, don’t access company files from WiFi hotspots, as they may not be protected. Read the entire article here for the other three tips. Read More
Eight in ten Americans shop online at least once a week. But many consumers worry that ecommerce is putting their personal information at risk. Find out what to expect when you buy on WiFi hotspots and what you can do to shop safely. Read More