Security Cat has nine lives. YOU DON’T. Once your data or personal information has been compromised, both your cyber life and your real life can be turned upside down. Follow Security Cat’s advice and protect yourself from the many cyber threats we all face every single day.
What’s the first thing we all do when we go to a café or coffee shop or bar or hotel? Look for a WiFi connection, of course. We live in a world where public WiFi is nearly everywhere. But here’s the thing about public WiFi: it’s public.
That sounds obvious, but it’s easy to forget that once you connect to the same hotspot as everyone else, every bit of your internet traffic is easily intercepted. Your passwords, your user IDs, your online banking credentials, all of your texts—both personal and professional—private Facebook chats, your pictures and videos sent over SMS, your Skype conversations, all of your email contents, everything, is wide open.
The solution? A virtual private network, or VPN. VPNs encrypt your traffic so your private and personal data stays private and personal. A bad guy won’t be able to snoop your information while you’re on a public network.
In a world where we are always connected, a VPN is your best friend.
The month of September is internationally recognized as Happy Cat Month! To celebrate, we’re giving away nine free Security Cat posters in a series dubbed “The Nine Lives of Security Cat”. Each one will cover information security basics to remind us that we only have one cyber life. Be sure to catch all nine!
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