While phones and tablets have become the go-to computing devices for many students, the laptop still has an important role to play. Any assignments requiring a lot of typing or working with complex documents such as slide decks or long PDFs, are usually better suited to the laptop’s unique capabilities. Many laptop models now even […]
Virtual private networks, which may be free or paid services, are the best way to ensure a secure network connection. If you’re on the go, you will usually have pretty good protection by using cellular service on your phone, tablet or laptop, but a VPN is useful in situations where you want to fully protect […]
What’s the most sensitive transaction you conduct online? Chances are, it’s either managing an online bank account, buying something or performing some task that requires your Social Security number. In all instances, restrict these activities to devices you own, connected to trusted networks like your home Wi-Fi, cellular connection or a virtual private network.
A virtual private network is a great way to protect your online activity by encrypting your connection. However, in many instances you get what you pay for. Free VPNs might still log your actions and keep those records or sell them to third-parties; the Facebook-owned Onavo VPN, recently removed from the iOS App Store, showed […]
Do you ever connect to public Wi-Fi networks? A journey through any mall, office park or downtown corridor is sure to populate your phone’s Wi-Fi list with numerous wireless options, many of them not even requiring passwords for entry. If it seems like these networks are everywhere, it’s because they are: Cisco has estimated the […]
You’ve got your bags packed and plane tickets in hand. You feel all set and ready for your big trip, so make one last check to see if you forgot anything. At this juncture, it’s important to think about whether you’re leaving home without having set up some crucial defenses against malware, identity theft and […]
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