Digital Security: Connecting Securely From Public WiFi

Sep 08, 2014


Accessing important information from public WiFi (the kind seen in coffee shops, airports, hotel lobbies) is almost essential but potentially very dangerous.


The Solution? Use a service to instantly create a secure virtual private network that secures all of your data when using public WiFi.



Supported Platforms: iOS, Mac OS X
Cost: $2.99 - $9.99 month, depending on volume

Cloak secures everything you do from your laptop or iOS by setting up something called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The best part is that you don't have to know anything about VPNs to use Cloak.

You can use as many devices as you like on a single Cloak account, even multiple devices at the same time. They ask only that you keep your account limited to you and don’t share it with other people – each user should have their own account.



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Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows

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This post was one of a series of five that discussed different aspects of digital security. It was based on content from a presentation at the 2014 SAF Annual Convention and posted in the wake of the recent celebrity photo hacking scandal in September after I heard from some people asking for more information. Other entries in the series appear below.

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