Data security, cybercrime, hacking events… it feels like news headlines come across our screens every day to warn us of...
The Private WiFi Blog Blog
It is the time of the year that Americans celebrate the independence of the United States in the form of...
One of the easiest ways to protect yourself while online—whether from your own network or a public connection—is through a VPN.
There’s a lot to celebrate about June: the end of the school year, Father’s Day, the start of summer vacations. And with so many great things to celebrate, it’s easy to see why most people overlook the festivities surrounding Internet Safety Month. While you’re free to celebrate this important event by throwing a party, there are some more useful ways to observe this important holiday.
Have you ever wondered why Facebook, Google, and other Internet services are free? How do they make their money? Most...
Uber has also made changes to what data they collect, which has raised concerns with some privacy experts. Uber will now start tracking user location all the time, not just only when you are using the app. And Uber wants access to all of your contacts as well.
The internet of things—or IOT, as it’s commonly known—was once the stuff of science fiction, a newfangled “wave of the future” concept only experienced at futuristic demonstrations like the World’s Fair. But now many of these devices are already in use in millions of households around the world. They’ve become an interesting yet somehow still unknown entity in the world of technology, and industry experts have stated these products will be the norm just a handful of years from now.
Germany-based security company, Avira, just announced the release of a new bundled product which includes both their Antivirus Pro and PRIVATE WiFi. This bundle protects users from both malware infection and data theft.
You never want to share sensitive information like online banking accounts or credit card portals over unsecured public web connections, but the truth is online dating profiles can often contain just as much data as either of those. In fact, your online dating profile—if falling into the hands of a hacker—can cause far more personal safety problems than your banking data. After all, with online banking a thief just gains access to your checking account; with online dating data, a criminal could gain access to your home address, your workplace, any children’s or family members’ names, and more.
Within the last decade, our senses of self and identity have made a major shift. Whether we’ve noticed it or not, the items that used to define our identities have gone from hard copy items, such as birth certificates and Social Security cards, to online banking passwords, Facebook logins, and mobile wallets stored in our smartphones. While we still need to safeguard and protect those hard copy documents, we also have to focus on our digital identities.
Kent Lawson, Founder and CEO of Private WiFi, talks about what inspired him to start the company. This is the first in a series of weekly CEO blog posts on this and other topics.
Earlier this year, the FTC declared a critical announcement for travelers: hotel WiFi is dangerous. Many people assume that because they are paying for it the network must be safe, but that is a dangerous assumption. Hotel WiFi networks are completely insecure; the bad news is that a new exposure in hotel WiFi has just been found. Read more to find out how you can keep yourself protected.