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
In today’s digital age, public WiFi networks have become a convenient way for people to stay connected while on the go. However, recent reports have highlighted a concerning trend known as WiFi jacking. A recent article published on Click2Houston reveals the alarming rise of this cyber threat. In this blog post, we will explore the… Read More
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.
We’ve all heard about antivirus software and firewalls. But we probably don’t know as much about the third leg of computer protection: a VPN, or virtual private network. In his latest article, company CEO Kent Lawson says we do this at our peril, because the damage we can suffer from not using a VPN may far outweigh the risks of the other two combined. After the large-scale hack attacks over the past few years, VPNs are now earning their spot as the third security leg that is vital to every-day computer security.
Recently, the FTC posted an article on their website stating that hotel WiFi is dangerous and that users should not assume that just because they pay for Internet access that their connection is secure.
We couldn’t agree more. In fact, I have been stating this fact since we launched PRIVATE WiFi nearly five years ago. This is an important topic because hotel traveler’s rank WiFi access at hotels as the number one amenity that they look for when booking hotel rooms.
We’ve all heard about antivirus software and firewalls. But we probably don’t know as much about the third leg of computer protection: a VPN, or virtual private network. In his latest article, company CEO Kent Lawson says we do this at our peril, because the damage we can suffer from not using a VPN may far outweigh the risks of the other two combined. After the large-scale hack attacks over the past few months at companies like Sony and Citibank, VPNs are now earning their spot as the third security leg that is vital to every-day computer security.
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
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
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and so we thought it would be a good time to look at how the most plugged-in sector of our population, millennials, are taking steps to ensure their online security. The National Cyber Security Alliance just released a survey which provides both good and bad news about young… Read More
The NSA story about how the government is spying on us is currently dominating the news cycle.
Is this the turning point when the general public begins to take their online security seriously? Click to find out what the government knows about you and how they got the information. Then learn what you can do to protect yourself.