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Don’t access your online banking app while on public WiFi

Being on a public WiFi network can pose all sorts of security risks, as you never know who else is connected. If you must use public WiFi, avoid using apps that contain any personal or financial information to mitigate the chance of it being stolen. If you need to access these apps while in public, […]

Use your VPN’s kill switch when necessary

A VPN’s kill switch can stop all internet activity on your device. If your VPN malfunctions or drops out, the kill switch will prevent any potentially dangerous traffic from coming through your network. In turn, your sensitive information will be kept safe until your VPN is functioning again.

Opt for a VPN service that is compatible with all your devices

Setting up a VPN on your router at home is a great idea, but you still face risk if some of your devices can’t connect to the network. VPNs have varying amounts of compatibility, so when selecting which service to opt for, go with the one that will protect your laptop, computer, smartphone and any […]

Keep security in mind when taking your devices back to school

With the use of COVID-19 vaccines becoming widespread, school districts across the country are gearing up for a return to in-person instruction this fall. After a long stint of remote learning, students and parents alike may have become accustomed to sharing devices like laptops and tablets for both personal and instructional purposes. Here are some […]

Choose a VPN provider located in a country with strong privacy laws

VPN providers are all over the world, and you can use one from just about anywhere. For the most secure network, choose a VPN provider in a country with strong privacy laws. VPN providers that are located in countries with few, weak or nonexistent privacy laws may not be able to keep all of your […]

Laptop Travel Safety

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, travel has already ramped up more than an average 300% from 2020 according to the TSA. Whether it’s visiting family or finally taking that vacation that was indefinitely delayed, you’ll want to make sure all of your smart devices are secure while traveling to keep your information safe. After all, getting […]