HowTo Protect Yourself on Free WiFi in Westchester

HowTo Protect Yourself on Free WiFi in Westchester

In keeping with this week’s theme of technology security, here is a tip on how to secure your laptop when you’re out and about using free WiFi!

There are an ever-increasing number of places in Westchester with free WiFi, which is great, but you can't assume that just because it's your favorite coffee shop, there's no one on the network snooping around for your private, unsecured information.

When you connect to free WiFi, have you ever stopped to think: Is this WiFi network safe? Who might be trying to hack my computer? Can people see private information such as email, client information, and my passwords?

The short answer: Yes, it's possible. But now you can protect yourself and your information with a free download called "Hot Spot Shield."

Named by PC Magazine as one of its "Best Free Software Downloads," Hot Spot Shield will:

- Secure your connection with HTTPS encryption

- Protect you from identity theft online

- Hide your IP address for privacy

- Access all content without censorship or firewall blocking

- Protect you from snoopers at hotels, airports, coffee shops, and corporate offices

Both PC and Mac versions are available. Next time you have to get a little work done at at Starbucks, you'll know you're protected.

Check it out here:

I’d be happy to meet you safely and securely anywhere you like! Get in touch today if you’re curious about what your home might be worth on today’s market: 914-502-2215.

Talk soon,


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Phone: 914-274-7021
Dated: February 28th 2013
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About Eric: I help people buy and sell homes in Ossining, Briarcliff Manor and the surrounding areas of Westches...

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