You Still Need a VPN Even If You Use HTTPS

Introduction In an era where internet security is paramount, the adoption of secure protocols like HTTPS has become a standard practice for websites. HTTPS encrypts the data transferred between your device and a specific website, protecting it from potential eavesdroppers and malicious actors.  While HTTPS is a significant step towards online security, it’s crucial to… Read More

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.

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.

The future of privacy and VPNs are intertwined

VPNs weren’t originally designed strictly as a privacy tool. Rather, they were created so that remote workers could have access to their company’s network. Over time, they evolved into a great way to protect your data on insecure WiFi networks. In a recent article on ITProPortal, James Longworth, a security expert at Insight UK, argues… Read More

Three ways a VPN helps you (that you probably didn’t know about)

If you are a customer (or potential customer) of Private WiFi, you probably know that a VPN protects everything you do online by encrypting your information so that hackers and anyone else on the same network can’t snoop on you. After all, data moving across WiFi networks are just like radio waves and anyone with… Read More

Harvard Business Review: Don’t Use Public WiFi (Without a VPN)!

Earlier this year, the Harvard Business Review published a story about the hidden dangers of public WiFi networks and urged everyone to stop using them. They cited a recent study conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) in conjunction with Private WiFi which indicated that nearly 80% of people admit to using public WiFi… Read More

How To: Safari Privacy and Security Settings

To edit the security settings for Safari: Go to Safari > Preferences. Click the AutoFill tab. On this tab, select what types of forms your browser fills in automatically. Note: In general, you should remove all the checkboxes from this tab. If someone gains access to your machine, or the AutoFill data files, then the… Read More

How To: Managing Browser Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer by a web browser. A cookie can be used for authentication, storing site preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data. A cookie consists of one or more name-value pairs… Read More

How To: Internet Explorer Privacy and Security Settings

Internet Explorer has security measures in place to help protect you as you browse the web. Follow these steps to adjust these settings: Within Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options. The Internet Options window appears. Select the Security tab. This tab has a section at the top that lists the various security zones… Read More