Just last week I was in Las Vegas and had to use the WiFi provided in my hotel and in a convention center. I’m always a little bit concerned about using my devices on these networks as I know that I am more open to being hacked. The Norton folks just released a new product that will protect your devices in these situations. I have not had a chance to test it so I’m going to provide some basic information on the product from the Norton folks. Yes, there are affiliate links for which I can receive a small commission. No, they haven’t provided me anything, not even the software.
Note that Norton WiFi Privacy is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.
What is a VPN
A virtual private network gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public Internet connection. With Norton WiFi Privacy, all of your most sensitive data that you send and receive from your device like passwords and credit card numbers is encrypted and converted into an unreadable, untraceable form until it reaches its destination.
Why You Need a VPN
Think about all the times you’ve been on the go, reading emails while in line at the coffee shop, or checking your bank account while waiting at the doctor’s office. Unless you were logged into a private Wi-Fi network that required a password, any data transmitted during your online session was likely vulnerable to eavesdropping by strangers using the same network. The encryption and anonymity that a VPN provides protects all of your online activities: sending emails, shopping online or paying bills. VPNs also helps keep your Web browsing anonymous.
Why choose Norton WiFi Privacy:
Now you can pay bills and check your email using public Wi-Fi without worrying about hackers and identity thieves stealing your private data. With Norton WiFi Privacy, you can turn any public hotspot into a secure virtual private network (VPN). With passwords and other confidential data encrypted and your location shielded from view, even advertisers can?t track you. Get Norton WiFi Privacy to use your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet to go online in public, privately.
- Protects the data you send and receive when using public Wi-Fi
- Adds bank-grade encryption to protect you on public Wi-Fi hotspots
- Lets you browse the Web anonymously so your privacy is protected.
- Allows access to your favorite apps and content anywhere you go, as if you were at home.
- Encrypts your data on a no-log virtual private network that doesn’t track or store your activity.
- Provides a 60-day money-back guarantee*.
- Offers world-class customer support from Norton, the leader in online security.
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