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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 […]

Be wary of “free” VPN services

There are some VPN providers that claim their services are free, but be skeptical of these providers. Find out how they are able to make money. If that information is not available — and even if it is — it’s possible that the main source of their income is collecting and selling your personal information.

When on public Wi-Fi networks use a VPN

Public Wi-Fi without a password is unencrypted, meaning your data can be intercepted while using it. Think about setting up a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection and shield your activities from prying eyes on public networks. If not, try to look for “semi-public” alternatives such as coffeeshop/restaurant Wi-Fi with a requestable password.

Utilize a kill switch with your virtual private network (VPN)

If your VPN malfunctions, you will be automatically connected to your regular internet network. With a kill switch enabled, preselected programs will automatically quit so that you do not end up using personal accounts on a less secure network. Make sure to preselect all of the accounts that contain private information, like your bank account.

Use a no-log virtual private network (VPN)

When searching for a VPN, be sure to look at the company’s terms of service to ensure it’s a no-log VPN. This means the network will not save any of your personal information. You remain anonymous, even to the VPN provider. This ensures that even if someone is able to hack into your network, there […]