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Public wifi, so helpful and almost a must-have for everyone, whether you run a business or just living in the year 2018. From coffee shops, to hotels, free wifi is so appreciated if you don’t have unlimited wifi on your devices. Believe it or not, I don’t have unlimited data. I’m usually going over but I just don’t want to pay for unlimited, and I have yet to be convinced I need it with public wifi readily available.
But let’s talk about that public wifi. I was trying to find a way to explain it, so let’s try this – Having access to public wifi is like a public restroom, it’s a necessity every business facility offers to customers, but it’s not exclusively private.
Public wifi is like a public restroom, it’s a necessity every business facility offers to customers, but it’s not exactly exclusively private.
You are always sharing the wifi with others and if someone is on there lurking and is tech savvy, they can see the data you’re sending. And we’re pretty sure this is how Benjamin’s hotel points got stolen when he checked it on public wifi.
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A VPN (virtual private network) secures your internet connection to guarantee all the data you’re sending from your computer or cell phone on public wifi is encrypted so no one can see it. Norton, the experts in protecting computers from viruses and lurkers offers secure Wi-Fi protection for up to 5 devices for a year, for under $80 for the first year (plus taxes if applicable. Terms apply) – and you can also get LifeLock Advantage™ identity theft protection. Did you know 1 in 4 people have experienced identity theft? If you become a victim of identity theft, LifeLock helps protect you with our Million Dollar Protection™ Package, which includes personal expense compensation, reimbursement of stolen funds, and coverage for lawyers and experts. †††
I would use my personal VPN on my iPhone, MacBook Pro – any device I use to connect to public wifi. I need to give my other devices to my mom and dad who are always cruising around so they can use the wifi securely. They already know not to check or log into things that are important, I’ve warned them but having the Norton WiFi Privacy app should help them.
Using it is simple, you download the program that runs in the background and it automatically connects and on my phone, it says “VPN” in a box at the top so I can see it’s on. You can also turn it off.
I have a funny story about using my VPN.
One of my best girlfriends is getting married and she has a wedding website. She can tell when people are on it, it’s kinda of a strange feature but it pops up on her smart watch when someone logs on and tells her where they are from and what part of the wedding website they are on. To me that’s creepy, haha. Anyway, I had to RSVP and she kept telling me to do it while we were texting so I finally got on her site.
She’s like, “I can see you’re on there!” and then I was like, “Oh yeah, watch this.” I turned on my VPN and I go, “So where does it say I’m from now?” and she answers, “Rochester, New York, lol” So that’s another thing a VPN does, keeps your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone secure from a different location, even another part of the world. Check out the different plans Norton offers here with WiFi Privacy.
Also, have you ever noticed you loved a color so much when you pull items out of your bag and you realize the color is everywhere? Pink has always been my jam since college.
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It’s easy to use, of course.
And more we protect our info the more productive we can be anywhere we go which I am obviously all about productivity!
And this cute little spot I’m working at is called Teaspressa and it’s close to my house – I love where we live! And the owner is a friend and was on Shark Tank. She just opened a shop in Michigan too so if you live there you need to check her out and support her.
No one can prevent all identity theft.
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