Chances are you use a free Wi-Fi connection from time to time. Whether on business travel, sitting in the doctor’s office, or just hanging out at a coffee shop, it is a major convenience to have free access to the Internet when you are away from your office or home computer. While convenient, what many do not realize is that Wi-Fi connections are not secure and could put your personal data and information at serious risk.
In a recent Internet security article, the dangers and risks of surfing the Web unprotected are outlined.
So, what can you to do to secure and protect your online experience?
For starters, consider Golden Frog’s VyprVPN service for fast, easy online privacy. Golden Frog is a company committed to restoring individuals’ rights to online privacy, allowing them to browse the Internet freely, securely – from anywhere in the world.
A VPN or virtual private network, encapsulates data transfers between two devices which are not on the same network – keeping the data transferred private. VyprVPN takes it a step further and ensures that the information a user transfers online is encrypted at the ‘last mile’ of the connection making communication even more private and secure. So with VyprVPN, when you are at a local cafe and connect to its Wi-Fi network, your data transactions are encrypted from your computer through the Wi-Fi connection – all the way to the VyprVPN servers. VyprVPN users receive all of that protection and added security without sacrificing speed and high performance.
Learn more at www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn!
Using a public Wi-Fi network without a VPN just got more dangerous. Firesheep, a new packet-sniffing Firefox add-on, makes it easier than ever for malicious users to take advantage of unsecured wireless networks in cafés, airports and more.
If you’re on an unsecured network, a Firesheep user can instantly access your information and activity. Worse, he can take over your identity to access all areas of the sites you are visiting – as if he is you.
Here’s how it works:
- A Firesheep user connects to the same network you’re on
- He clicks a “Start Capturing” button
- Firesheep presents names and photos of users connected to the network
- The current websites accessed by each user are also listed
- The Firesheep user sees you in the list, and double-clicks on your photo
- He is instantly logged-in as you, seeing what you see
Once the Firesheep user hijacks your session, he can access data, read e-mails, perform transactions and participate in communications as if he is you.
We created VyprVPN to protect people from these kinds of privacy breaches. VyprVPN protects your information from Firesheep by encrypting all communication – even when the site isn’t using SSL.
Protect your connection from Firesheep and other third-party security vulnerabilities on any device, anywhere, with a VPN. Learn more about VyprVPN, or get VyprVPN now.
New customers will sometimes ask us why their firewall software will show lots of incoming connection alerts after they connect to VyprVPN.
The reason is simple: When you connect to VyprVPN, you’re getting a direct connection to the Internet. Since most people use wireless routers at home and corporate firewalls at work, they’re not used to being directly connected to the Internet with no filter. VyprVPN bypasses these filters, and so customers start seeing all of the random attempts to scan and exploit systems that go on all the time.
Today, we’re releasing our NAT Firewall feature. This add-on behaves much like your wireless router — it doesn’t let new connections from the Internet reach your VyprVPN system. All the connections you make will work just fine. It’s the people scanning for exploits and unpatched systems that will be blocked.
Any of our VyprVPN customers can add this feature for just $5/month. If you want extra protection or just want to stop those firewall alerts, try it out today!
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Welcome to Golden Frog. We’re your new source for innovative Internet applications. Golden Frog is a global software developer that recognizes deeper, broader uses for Internet technology in the broadband era and we’re creating superior solutions to help you access its full potential.
Our first release is a Personal Virtual Private Network (VPN) called VyprVPN which provides a secure, encrypted connection to the Internet. VyprVPN represents the kind of high-quality innovations you can expect from us: user-friendly tools with exceptional reliability, performance, and security. Learn more about VyprVPN.
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