Public Wi-Fi—To Browse or Not To Browse: We’ll Answer the Question

By Karen Mesoznik, SaferVPN

What You Should Know About Public Wi-Fi

Usually when you’re preparing for an upcoming trip, your mind runs through the usual concerns and questions: “What vaccinations do I need?” “Is my passport up-to-date?” “What do I need to keep my cash and cards safe?” But if there’s one more travel habit you should have, or precaution you should take, it’s staying safe over public Wi-Fi.

Today, public Wi-Fi at airports, hotels and cafes, is a lot like water at a restaurant – it’s an expectation, not a gift, a commodity, not a luxury. But what if the restaurant you went to poured you a glass of unclean water? Water that ended up making you very, very sick?

Think of unsecured public Wi-Fi as tainted water waiting to pollute your personal data, internet privacy and online identity. Continue reading

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How to protect your data against ISP snooping

As internet privacy continues to unravel, it is becoming more and more evident that you’re on your own to protect your data against the many parties that are looking to hoard it. Perhaps one of the most pervasive collectors of data are Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the same companies that connect you to the internet.

ISPs have a huge stake in collecting data, mostly in selling it to advertisers to serve more targeted ads. And they’re in the best position to do so with wild abandon, without fear of retribution.

But a lot more than your preferences can be inferred from your internet traffic, including your health conditions and political orientation among others. Continue reading

How to boost the range and security of your home WiFi network

By Muhammad Asfand Yar, List Enthusiast

Everybody seems to love WiFi. So do I. After all, who doesn’t want to have seamless internet access, across different devices, while roaming around their house. But this apparent ease of installation and usefulness can make your WiFi network slow sometimes and vulnerable to attacks. To help you out, here is an infographic by List Enthusiast which discusses how we can improve the overall state of our home WiFi networks.

Here are some of the main takeaways from that infographic about how to boost signal range and WiFi security. Continue reading