Protect yourself on Public WiFi networks with Clock for Mac & iOS

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When you join a Public WiFi network, you are taking a big chance in terms of sending any type of personal data over the network, because these networks are unsecured and your information is up for the taking, but you can eliminate this threat by employing a program called Cloak which will setup a VPN connection over the public WiFi network, making your data a lot more secure, for more check out Clock for Mac OS X & Clock for iOS.

Secure your Emails and Data with HotSpot Shield VPN for iOS

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If you are worried about someone snooping on your conversations while using your iPhone then you might want to try out this program HotSpot Shield VPN which offers secure browsing and email from your iOS device, for more check out HotSpot Shield VPN for iOS.

Safe VPN Solutions for File Sharing

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If you do a fair amount of downloading and want to protect yourself against people that might want to know what your doing, you might want to employ a VPN solution, but it might be hard to choose which service will keep you safe, and not log your activities online, well check out this article that has a listing of VPN solutions built for file Sharers HERE.

CyberGhost VPN allows for Anonymous Browsering

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When you are in public locations, or at work you don’t really want everyone to know what your doing online, after all we are entitled to a degree of privacy, so to achieve this perhaps you can use the free service CyberGhost VPN.

Firesheep Protection

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If you don’t know there is a newly released FireFox extension called FireSheep which can steal your Facebook, Twitter and other network accounts when you access these accounts VIA Public WiFi networks. I posted a piece about the software, but now it appears because of the popularity of the extension, the public needs to know how can we defend ourselves from such an attack. One way to do this would be to not log in to social networks while on a Public WiFi network, but for many that really isn’t an option. The second solutions would be to only join Public WiFi Networks that encrypt their data, but the chances of you finding one of these networks are slim, most WiFi networks are unencrypted. The only real solution is to connect to a VPN, and then access these various sites. The question is do you know enough about a VPN, do you even have access to one, for most of us unless you access some corporate VPN you probably will end up having to pay for this type of service. But if you do take the time to explore the VPN option, you should know this not only protects you from this type of attack/jacking but it also pretty much prevents anyone from seeing what data you are passing thru their network. An alternative that is very similar to a VPN is to send all your data VIA a SSH or TLS connection.

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