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Hotspot Shield VPN for Mobile Wins Appy Award for Privacy and Online Security at SXSW

The Appy Award acknowledges the creativity and excellence in app design. Every year, the annual Appy Awards is held at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. Amongst numerous apps that were nominated this year, Hotspot Shield was chosen to win the Appy Award under the Privacy/Online Security category! Check out other 2013 Appy Award winners […]

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What Kind of Wireless is Secure…and What Isn’t?

WiFi was born to be convenient—but not secure. More than anything, though, it depends more on what kind of wireless we’re talking about. Public. Free, unsecured WiFi is the least secure. Shared WiFi in public, at home or in the office lacks encryption of the data packets streaming from the connected devices. In other words, your […]

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5 Ways To Protect Your Data On Public WiFi

Wireless connections can cost hundreds of dollars annually, so it makes fiscal sense that many people seek out free connections when they are out and about. But free doesn’t necessarily mean secure. By now you’ve heard all the warnings that publicly connected WiFi, such as that found in coffee shops, airports and hotels, are vulnerable […]

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What’s a Wireless “Sniffer” and Why Should I Care?

A sniffer is a software program used by IT administrators to monitor network usage, investigate network problems, investigate network misuse and abuse, identify configuration issues and determine the state of a network’s security. Sniffers ultimately decode the data so it is readable in words, numbers and computer code. Note that last part: “determine the state […]

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The Colbert Report and the geography of humor

The Colbert Report is a well-known and often delightful part of the US comedy landscape. Not only can you watch it live on TV, you can also catch up with recent shows easily by going to Hulu.com. So if you are traveling away from home and have a Wi-Fi connection, you can simply stream it […]

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