If you have been using Public WiFi networks when you’re out and about, STOP! Your private information is up for the grabs and YOU are vulnerable to hacks and identity theft. Any type of mobile hotspot or open (free) WiFi network claiming to be secure cannot be trusted. By design, hotspots are not secure; they provide WiFi in areas where there is none.
Scanning and “listening in” on wireless networks is simple to do. Anyone with a laptop and a basic understanding of networking could do this – especially when tutorials are readily available on YouTube. What kind of information may be at risk? Usernames, passwords, social media accounts, credit cards and other confidential information. You can easily protect yourself using an app called “Private WiFi.”
Private WiFi is a Virtual Private Network that encrypts the network traffic your phone is sending and receiving. It’s the safest way to surf, share, shop, and bank. It scrambles your WiFi signal using 128-bit SSL encryption, which is the same encryption used by major companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Using Private WiFi is a simple solution to what could be a BIG problem. Stay safe and protect your identity by taking smart precautions like this one.
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