The Risks of Wardrivers

We tend to believe that our so-called “secure” WiFi networks, like the one you probably use at home, are totally safe. We only need to worry about public WiFi networks, right?  But there are real dangers to your home WiFi networks, like the threat of wardrivers. Wardrivers use hardware and software to find WiFi signals… Read More


Hacking Small Businesses Is Big Business for Cybercriminals

From Facebook, Apple, Twitter, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the growing list of companies that have fallen victim to hackers reads like Who’s Who in American businesses.  That might lead small and medium sized business owners to conclude one of two things:  they’re protected from hack attacks because they’re too small… Read More


Reducing Security Risks When Your Workforce is Remote

Since COVID-19 transformed our world and revolutionized the trend towards remote working, many of your employees may be working at home at least some of the time. Has your business security taken these remote workers into account?  The reality is that most applications are now cloud-based and can be accessed wherever and however your employees… Read More



What Is a VPN?: Ask the Expert

This is the first “Ask the Expert” column in which Private WiFi CEO and computer security expert Kent Lawson responds to readers’ questions. This column will be an ongoing, monthly series, and this inaugural column discusses VPNs and their importance in staying protected online.



Ask the Expert: Am I Safe Using My Laptop in My Hotel Room?

You think you’re safe within the walls of your hotel room, but the minute you log on to the Internet you are potentially exposing yourself to privacy violations, identity theft, and a host of other cybercrimes you can’t even see happening. In this latest monthly installment of Ask the Expert, CEO Kent Lawson focuses on staying safe when you’re browsing online in your hotel room and the real reasons why a hotel cable connection is no safer than its WiFi connection. Ultimately, he says, the only way to protect yourself in hotels, whether using WiFi or a cable connection, is to use a virtual private network.


Why You Need to Use a VPN for Online Banking

How we bank has changed Banking used to be a personal experience. If we needed to get money out of our account, or deposit money into it, we would go to our bank, stand in line, and then interact with the bank teller. As things changed over time, we began to use banks in different… Read More


How WiFi Hacks Occur (Updated)

Many of us assume that using a WiFi network at a hotel or airport is the same as logging into our network at home or at the office. But the risks of using WiFi networks at a hotel or airport are exponentially greater than those experienced at home or at work. This white paper outlines some of the risks and steps you can take to help protect yourself against them.


6 ways to stay safe this holiday season while shopping online

With the holiday season already upon us, now is a great time to go over Internet security tips so you and your family can stay safe into the new year and beyond. If you follow the news, you know that online data theft is a constant threat. The good news is that it’s easy to… Read More