Category: Resources


An (Updated) Hacker’s Toolkit

There are many tools available that hackers can use to access your private communication in wifi hotspots. This article discusses some of the most well-known wifi hacking tools and resources for preventing hack attacks.


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.

Holiday Shopping Goes Mobile: Be Cyber Secure [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the holiday shopping bustle approaches, don’t just think about buying the perfect gift and getting a great deal. For a happy and healthy season, remember that being cyber secure when you make your holiday purchases online is just as important!

This year PRIVATE WiFi has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance to help consumers be safe online when using their mobile devices are they shop. Check out our infographic learn more about the the threats of holiday shopping on the go and follow our five tips for cyber secure shopping.

Wireless Safety Tips for Travelers from PRIVATE WiFi and STOP.THINK.CONNECT.: [INFOGRAPHIC]

Warning: There is an invisible safety threat that you will encounter on your next vacation. No matter where you are going or when, you will likely encounter WiFi on your journey. While the convenience of such a connection is alluring to any vacationer, understanding the dangers associated with using that wireless hotspot are paramount and it is up to you to protect yourself.

Are You Protected From Hackers on Public WiFi? [INFOGRAPHIC]

During tax season and beyond, it is hard to go a day without seeing a sign for free public WiFi at a local coffee shop, library, restaurant, airport, hotel, train station and countless other locations.  No matter where we go, WiFi is around us. While having instantaneous and constant access to wireless hotspots can be convenient, they also come with dangers and risks. Have you ever asked yourself whether you are protected against hackers and threats when using public WiFi?

Is Public WiFi Safe?

In the past year public Wi-Fi usage has gone up 240%, but the questions we should be asking: do we need to protect ourselves when we use it and how can be keep ourselves secure? A recent survey by the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with PRIVATE WiFi indicates that 79% of respondents believe that free wireless can lead to identity theft. The findings are clear: a personal VPN is your best line of defense.


What Is WiFi?

If you’ve been in an airport, Starbucks, library or hotel recently, chances are good that you’ve been right in the middle of a wireless network. WiFi operates in more than 750,000 hotspots around the world. You also most likely have a wireless router/access point in your home which uses exactly the same technology.


WEP, WPA, WPA2 and Home Security

WEP and WPA are types of security that are used to protect wireless networks, including the one you may be using at home. This white paper provides details of each, and suggests why you might be safer using one over the other.

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What They Know About You

Do you know that when you visit any website, the website collects personal, identifiable information about you? Did you know that advertisers that post ads on those websites can use that information to track you as you surf the Internet? Most of us don’t really have any idea what information is being collected about us and what websites are doing with this information. What you don’t know may surprise and frighten you, because websites can identify you in many different ways, even if you take steps to protect your identity.

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Online Privacy and Behavior Profiling

Most of us are concerned about websites collecting information about us and using it for behavioral advertising. Further, we desire control over the collection and use of information about us, but we lack the knowledge and understanding about data collection practices and policies. This paper outlines the ways in which websites collect data from consumers, and what they do with it.


Firesheep is a software program that uses a packet sniffer to intercept unencrypted cookies from certain websites (such as Facebook...