Saturday, June 1, 2013

Be Safe: Install a VPN before using Public WiFi

If you log into public Wi-Fi, hackers can gain access to your computer or phone (and it doesn't matter if you pay an access fee or input a password, it's still public). So before you plug in your bank account passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information, invest in a VPN (virtual private network). Identity theft can happen quickly.

A VPN is a subscription software that encrypts web traffic to/from your device.

VPN companies I'm currently researching*:
*will report back on which one I selected and why.

Why You Should Start Using a VPN (via
How VPNs Work (via

Check out more tips for Identity Theft prevention (and available insurance to help if you do become a victim):
10 Great Tips for Identity Theft Prevention (via

6/1 Update... I like these tips too:
9 Tips to Stay Safe on Public WiFi (via

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