The holiday travel period is almost here. Whether flying across the country, around the world, or just stopping at a coffee shop on the way to Grandma’s house, this is the time of year holiday travelers will connect to public Wi-Fi from their phones, tablets and laptops.
While convenient, using free Wi-Fi to send email, purchase a last-second gift, or simply browse the Internet while waiting in an airport makes you more vulnerable to a cyber attack. Over the holidays, large numbers of technically-savvy cyber criminals are actively looking to scam users to gain access to their identity and financial data. In fact, nearly 90 percent of public Wi-Fi networks lack the necessary security to protect users.
A recent survey of American travelers indicated 82% fear their personal information is not safe when accessing public Wi-Fi, however 84% still do not take precautions to protect themselves from compromise. These statistics are hard to comprehend, especially when using a Personal VPN to protect yourself online is now incredibly easy and affordable.
For anyone who will be in an airport or in public spaces over the holidays, it’s imperative to deploy a Personal VPN service when you’re online. A VPN will encrypt the Internet connection and mask your IP address to keep data sniffers and cyber criminals at bay, so users can preserve a private and secure browsing experience.
For the holiday travel season, Golden Frog is offering a 3-day free trial of VyprVPN.
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind during your holiday travels:
Backup your device and patch your PC before taking it on a trip
Ensure you’re only shopping on secure sites with web addresses beginning with “https”
Always use a credit card instead of a debit card or a checking account transfer
Use strong passwords for eCommerce sites
Be leery of too-good-to-be-true details
Don’t pay your credit card or check your bank balance on Wi-Fi unless you’re using for a VPN service
Use mobile shopping apps with caution. Seemingly legitimate shopping apps can be used to steal credit card into.Update all trusted apps when notified
Turn off Bluetooth on your devices when not in use
Users Across the Globe can Connect To Any Location for Fast and Private Browsing Behind a VPN Service
MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – December 17, 2013 – Golden Frog, a global software and internet application development company, announced today that it has added a new VyprVPN server location in Perth, Australia. VyprVPN is a personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts internet connections to defeat monitoring of online communications, protect online privacy and preserve an open and free Internet. The new server location is Golden Frog’s third in Australia following recent launches in Sydney and Melbourne.
“As we head into 2014, Internet users around the world are increasingly looking for services that will better ensure their online privacy,” said Philip Molter, CTO at Golden Frog. “Expanding our VyprVPN offering to three locations in Australia means a faster and more stable VyprVPN experience for our customers in the region.”
The new Perth server location is available for all VyprVPN protocols, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN. Users can connect to any VyprVPN server without restrictions on data transfers. Golden Frog offers unlimited switching between server locations and has more than 200,000 IP addresses so server connections are always available.
New location is the Company’s second in the Country, and will Help Australians Enjoy a Fast, Stable and Secure Online Experience
Next-Generation Personal VPN app Makes it Easy for Android Users To Get A Secure and Private Mobile Experience
MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – December 11, 2013 – Golden Frog, a global security and privacy company, today announced the availability of VyprVPN 2.0 for Android. VyprVPN is a leading personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts Internet connections to defeat the monitoring of online communications, protect online privacy, and preserve an open and free Internet for its users.
The new VyprVPN 2.0 App for Android offers the world’s fastest VPN experience, encrypts the Internet connection on any Android 4.0 and up device, and gives users easy access to more than 700 servers in Europe, United States, Asia, and Oceania. The app features time-saving functionality including one-tap connect to VyprVPN, one-tap server selection, a ping test to find the fastest server, and widgets for your phone’s home screen.
VyprVPN Provides Encrypted and Secure Online Connectivity to Keep Online Shoppers Safe
MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – December 10, 2013 – Golden Frog, a global security and privacy company announced today that it is offering a free three-day trial of VyprVPN, a personal VPN service that offers internet security and privacy to users during the perilous holiday shopping season. The company’s VyprVPN is the fastest, most reliable VPN service in the world and has users in more than 195 countries.
The holiday season is notorious for cyber criminals aggressively taking advantage of distracted online shoppers. Every year, shoppers are buying an increasing number of gifts online. In a quest to get their list completed, they will go online at home, work and via public WiFi connections from both their laptop and smart phone. Cyber criminals know financial information is flying around, and look for any possible security vulnerabilities to swipe credit card information.
Next-Generation Personal VPN App Makes it Easy To Get A Secure and Private Mobile Experience
MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – December 5, 2013 – Golden Frog, a global software and Internet application development company, today announced the availability of its VyprVPN 2.0 app for iOS devices. VyprVPN is a leading personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts Internet connections to defeat monitoring of online communications, protect online privacy and preserve an open and free Internet for its users. VyprVPN 2.0 for iOS offers the world’s fastest VPN experience, encrypts the internet connection on any iOS device, and give users easy access to more than 700 servers in Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania.
“We believe that Internet security and privacy should be easy, accessible and an integral part of people’s everyday lives,” said Sunday Yokubaitis, President of Golden Frog. “Our intuitive VyprVPN 2.0 app for iPhone and iPad users is a great tool for anyone that is concerned about their data and privacy.”
New features of VyprVPN 2.0 for iOS include:
A new look and feel of the user interface that is highly customizable.
One swipe connectivity and one-click server location selection.
An on-demand feature to automatically connect when the Internet is detected, or the ability to manually choose an Internet connection.
A ping test to quickly find the fastest server location.
The proliferation of electronic communications presents new challenges for state laws protecting personal information from unauthorized search. This model act aims to provide some clarity for the courts, law enforcement, and consumers by stating that a warrant is required prior to search of electronic communications.
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