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Use a VPN or cellular connectivity if traveling

When you’re on the go, joining 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, also using a virtual private network (VPN) whenever on […]

Use a VPN when working remotely

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts data on your device before sending it to a private server, helping you stay more anonymous online. Your IP address and location will become hidden from anything trying to trawl your data. This is a good habit for several reasons, but especially for logging into a shared professional network […]

Use a VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) mask your IP address when you’re operating online. This means you connect to a server from which you access the internet, making it appear that you are operating from wherever that server is located, which means whatever you connect to sees the IP address and location of the server, rather than […]

Watch out for “free” VPN services

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a good way to shield your online activity by encrypting the online connection. Although, in many cases you get what you pay for. Free VPNs may 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, […]

Learn about WiFi hotspots

Most of the public wireless networks and hotspots you see available are not secure, so that  means anyone could possibly see what ‘s happening on your mobile device while you are connected. If you have to be on public WiFi, limit what you do and avoid logging in to important services like email and banking […]

Beware of man-in-the-middle attacks

When someone interferes with your interactions with another party typically on a website or application, a man-in-the-middle attack may be involved. It could be monitoring your traffic via a non-secure public Wi-Fi connection or sending you to a compromised website. To stay safe, make sure your URL bar always displays HTTPS when conducting sensitive transactions, […]