Author: mneder

Almost 80% Believe Free Wi-Fi Can Lead to Identity Theft, Study Finds

A new study of 377 Americans highlights the growing concern of using public Wi-Fi Hotspots. The survey, conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in conjunction with PRIVATE WiFi, revealed that 79% of respondents believe that using a free Wi-Fi connection can lead to identity theft. 45% of respondents said they were concerned about their security when using a public hotspot and 15% indicated that they were “very concerned.” 44% of respondents weren’t aware that there is a way to protect their sensitive information while using a public hotspot.

PRIVATE WiFi (TM) Announces its New and Innovative Facebook Page to Help Engage and Educate Consumers About the Dangers of Public WiFi

Private Communications Corporation, makers of PRIVATE WiFi, a new and innovative product in the security software market, today announced it has developed the most advanced Facebook page to date. The new Facebook page will provide consumers with a simple and sure avenue of staying informed about the dangers of using public WiFi services, all from entirely within the social network they know and love. With integrated WordPress functionality and advanced tab features, it is conveniently designed to give consumers a sense of community and engagement by allowing users to interact on topics on privacy and identity theft.

PRIVATE WiFi Now Offers Website Security Badges

PRIVATE WiFi’s site seals add a badge of trust and security to websites that display it. Websites can choose from two seals: that the website promotes secure wifi, that the website encourages the use of a personal virtual private network (VPN). A personal VPN secures and privatizes data across a network, usually the Internet, by building an “encrypted tunnel.” Data passes through this tunnel which protects it from anyone who tries to intercept it.


PRIVATE WiFi Celebrates Data Privacy Day (January 28th) with Exciting Contests and Promotions

On Data Privacy Day, January 28th, PRIVATE WiFi will offer a 50% discount on all new PRIVATE WiFi subscriptions with the following coupon code: CPNPRIVACYDAY. In addition, PRIVATE WiFi, in conjunction with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), is celebrating Data Privacy Day by bringing back the popular “Hide Your Face on Facebook” contest as well as offering special promotions for users to help remind them to keep their online identities safe. Four lucky winners will receive a yearly subscription to PRIVATE WiFi, three lucky winners will receive a six month subscription, all new customers will receive 50% off all subscriptions, and one grand prize winner will receive an iPad 2!