Essential tech: VPN (Virtual Private Network)

via Global Grasshopper

Working on the road often means that you’re reliant on finding those ever-elusive places with WiFi. From hotel lobbies to coffee shops, once you’ve found your WiFi hotspot, and it’s fast enough to use, you could be there for some time, emailing, banking, shopping or working online. Using an unsecured WiFi hotspot means that you’re leaving your device open to attack, so protection is vital. One way to do this is by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), which allows you to encrypt your internet traffic and browse safely. You can surf the web anonymously, view websites that may be blocked by the country you’re visiting (e.g. Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, BBC), and add an extra layer of protection to your device. Check out Hotspot Shield for their free and paid VPN services, for Mac, Windows and mobile devices (iOS & Android).

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