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Public hotspot protection: Private WiFi

Techstination feature for Thursday, March 29, 2012

In a public hotspot?   Get protection.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Whether it’s in a coffee shop, fast food restaurant, airport or hotel, using a public hotspot to connect to the Internet can be a big help.   But it can also present some pretty big dangers when it comes to security.    That’s where a solution called Private WiFi can help by encrypting everything you send and receive.    Private Communications Corp. CEO Kent Lawson…

“Well VPNs, virtual private networks, are considered to be the strongest protection you can use in hotspots.  It encrypts with 128 bit encryption.  It’s much more secure than the other approaches  that are available such as HTTPS,  is fairly secure but has been hacked of late and so is not anywhere near as secure as a virtual private network.”

There’s a free three day trial at   Beyond that, the price is 9.95 a month.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at   I’m Fred Fishkin. 

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