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VPN: Protecting the Business Traveler

Business travelers and anyone who frequent public WiFi hot spots are especially vulnerable to cyber attacks.  You never know who is also on the free WiFi, and what they might be doing. Eavesdropping for user data at these places is easy and can yield a treasure trove of information to a hacker. Businesses have been using Virtual Private Networks (VPN) for years; enabling employees to safely connect to the business network from a remote location. Company laptops are routinely supplied [...]

Beware of Public Wifi

Honestly, in our present day, that seems like it should be common sense, but all too often it is not. Yet another news story is shining a spotlight on the fact that another form of public wireless, this time hotel access, is vulnerable. (http://www.csoonline.com/article/2902740/vulnerabilities/flaw-in-common-hotel-router-threatens-guests-devices.html#tk.rss_all) Let me state the obvious: effectively, all wireless access is vulnerable. If you want to be security-minded, you have to expect that any connection you have can be breached. To think otherwise will lull you into [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:42-04:00By |Tags: , , , , |