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
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.
This past month, researchers have found that a there’s a major flaw in WiFi’s WPA2 security that makes it possible for hackers to eavesdrop on your data when you’re connected to WiFi networks. Called KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation Attack), this flaw is in almost all protected WiFi networks (like the one you probably have… 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
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
You may have heard about New York City’s new plan to turn old phone booths into public WiFi hotspots. This project, called LinkNYC, is being implemented in all five boroughs and may provide as many as 7500 free public WiFi hotspots across the city. Each hotspot has a 10 foot tall monolith, and not only… Read More