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Confessions of a broadband borrower: Misusing an unsecured WiFi network has its risks

Yes, I confess, I’ve been a broadband “borrower” for much of my life, jumping on open, unsecured WiFi networks while waiting in airports or hotels or sometimes even outside a stranger’s apartment building. And, I never thought about the security risks from this activity. I’ve called it borrowing because of the connection to “The Borrowers”, […]

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AT&T Hacker Gets 3+ Years in Jail for Leaking 114,000 iPad User Emails

With company security breaches occurring more often, there has been an increase of reported identity theft and fraud. An AT&T Hacker named Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “Weev”, was recently sentenced to 3+ years in jail for hacking into the company’s website and leaking 114,000 iPad user emails. Not only will he serve jail time, […]

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Fighting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

All my life I’ve been hearing about Big Brother. For those unfamiliar with the term, coined by George Orwell in his 1949 masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother is the embodiment of a society under complete surveillance by its government. But it’s not fiction; in fact, our everyday activities are being monitored, today, right now, either […]

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Stop, Think and Connect on Public WiFi

OnGuardOnline.gov, co-managed by the Federal Trade Commission, is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and […]

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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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Milestones and Future Plans for Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield is featured on TheNextWeb! This article covers the benefits of Hotspot Shield and the milestones that our company has reached over the years. You will also find an exclusive interview with CEO, David Gorodyansky, at the Mobile World Congress located in Barcelona. He discusses more information about the software, the company, and what’s in […]

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Federal Trade Commission: Identity theft complaints up by over 33%

Identity theft complaints grew by one-third during 2012 and again it was the number one issue in the United States. This rate of increase is almost three times the growth rate from 2010-2011 (12%). Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Top 10 Consumer Complaints Report for 2012, released today. The FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book – an […]

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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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Hotspot Shield 2.87 Release & FREE Mobile Security Offer!

We are proud to announce that Hotspot Shield 2.87 is released! Our developers have been working hard daily to improve the features of Hotspot Shield. We recently released the newest version of Hotspot Shield for Windows, version 2.87. Aside from internal bug fixes to improve performance and stability, this version also has some very cool […]

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