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Guns, Gold, and VPNs.

"Government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have."  

The quote comes to mind when reading last week about Apple caving to China's demands that it stop selling VPNs on its App Store.  Like guns and gold, personal information and privacy are among today's tools of power and wealth.  Now, like traditional targets of individual freedoms, they too are under assault and the stakes are just as high.  

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Topics: VPNs and Encryption

An Introduction to VPNs.

Without encryption, you should assume all you do on free WiFi is part of a public conversation. Anyone can watch you enter passwords, communicate with clients and colleagues, shop, bank - all of it is easily monitored and recorded by anyone else using the same network. This vulnerability opens a score of billions of potential victims, and forms the foundation for the future of crime.  From street level thieves, to professional criminal cartels around the world - everyone is getting in on it for the easy money that will stand as their lowest hanging fruit for many years to come. Using VPN software makes you and your online activities invisible to them all.

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Topics: VPNs and Encryption

Using a VPN - The Before and After.

When using your phone to connect to a public WiFi hotspot, the signal from your device to the WiFi router is easily tapped, monitored, and scanned using cheap, widely available technology. Anyone can do it. Also, without protection, your phone can be "hijacked", held for ransom, and all of the information held on your phone is open to loss and theft. Financial fraud, ID theft, and ransomware over WiFi is becoming as common as any petty street crime and is being compared to the Digital Age's version of a modern pickpocket. Fortunately, advanced IT security technology has become easy to use and affordable, and now anyone can become virtually invisible on WiFis and the internet by using a VPN.

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Topics: WiFi Security, VPNs and Encryption

The Evolution of Pickpocketing - The Phone Hack

Financial theft over public WiFi hot-spots is today's digital equivalent of pickpocketing - one of the oldest and most widespread crimes in the world. Both are easy and safe for the perpetrator, victims are unaware until after the act, and each typically takes place in a crowded area to target the most defenseless - chosen by the experienced eye of the conjurer, and known as the "mark" to those in the trade.

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Topics: WiFi Security, VPNs and Encryption, Protecting Home and Family from Cyber-Crime, Cyber Crime

Cyber Safe Travel - Hotels, Airports and Public WiFi.

August 18th 2017 - We're updating this report on "Cyber Safe Travel" as a result of the recent increase in reports of hotel WiFi based fraud and theft.  Powerful software tools developed at the NSA are now used by criminal cartels to target wealthy guests at luxury hotels around the world.  Practical solutions and defenses are reported below.

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Topics: Passwords, WiFi Security, VPNs and Encryption, Cyber-Safe Travel, Ransomware, Cyber Crime

3 Reasons to Start Using a VPN Every Day.

A Virtual Private Network or VPN is the most effective way to protect yourself from the internet when using mobile technology online. Without a VPN, your personal information is easily stolen, and anyone can know where you are and watch what you do. Now, finally, there is a VPN that makes protecting yourself easy, affordable, and highly effective. In this report, we will tell you why it's now time everyone should have one, which one we think is the best, and how to trial it for yourself, family, practice, or business.

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Topics: WiFi Security, VPNs and Encryption

Wi-Fi Security for You, Your Home, and Your Family.



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Topics: Privacy and Online Safety for Individuals, VPNs and Encryption, Cyber-Safe Travel

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