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Don’t join a Wi-Fi network that does not have a password

Passwords prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks. If you see a Wi-Fi network that is open, without a password requirement, do not join it unless you have no other options AND have access to a virtual private network that will encrypt your connection.

Keep a VPN app installed on your phone

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 […]

Don’t log into sensitive accounts on public or shared connections and devices

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.

Use a VPN for extra online protection

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are helpful security utilities that encrypt your internet connection, hiding it from prying eyes. This strong protection is beneficial if you ever need to use public Wi-Fi. Think of your connection as a car and the VPN as a secure parking garage. Continuing the metaphor, the latter protects you from having […]

Use cellular connectivity or a VPN when traveling

When you’re on the go, connecting to a public Wi-Fi network or even one managed by a hotel might seem like the best option for internet access. There is significant risk, though, as you can’t be sure the connection is safe. Sticking to cellular is advisable, as is using a virtual private network (VPN) when […]

The Worst Malware of 2018

In our year-end roundup of the worst malware threats of 2017, we compared malware to actual biological viruses, in that both are ever-evolving phenomena. For example, you know how it’s recommended for certain demographics to get a flu shot every year?  The rationale is simple: The flu virus itself is never identical from year to year, meaning that […]