This post is sponsored by F-Secure as part of a Whynotmom.com AllStar campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.
Let’s face it, most of us are on our phones, laptops, and tablets most of the day! When we are sitting in coffee shops, at the airport, bookstores, restaurants, just about any public space provides free access to wireless Internet hotspots. But with that “free WiFi” comes the chance that you will be hacked. We all want to be able to check Facebook, post photos on Instagram, tweet something we’ve seen, and answer work emails from wherever we are, and it’s possible. But we need to take precautions.
The Internet has changed how we work, play and interact with the world around us. That means that a lot of us feel lost without a data connection. So we take advantage of WiFi wherever we can. Public WiFi is one of the locations where your computer, tablet and smartphone are most vulnerable to attack. Taking a few precautions will help keep your information private.
Make sure your Firewall and antivirus are up to date. It won’t protect you from every attack, but it will help protect you from automated worms and viruses that use the public WiFi to spread locally from computer to computer. A firewall is a software program that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet. This is always important to make sure it is updated, and you have one on all your devices.
Make sure you also turn off file sharing. I know how easy it can be to forget we have it turned on. Before connecting to a public hotspot, make sure you disable file and printer sharing. You can easily re-enable it when you return to your home or the office.
With the F-Secure Freedome app, you can protect your PC, Mac, Smartphone and tablet from intruders. No more worrying about if someone is trying to steal your most private information, you can use any public WiFi or Hotspot safely and privately! Freedome shields your privacy and lets you stay anonymous. With a simple click of a button, Freedome allows you to choose virtual locations that give you access to geo-restricted content. Making your surfing of the internet safe and secure! Did you know that when you are surfing the internet that data collection companies track your online activities and sell your data to advertisers? Well F-Secure Freedome app, blocks these tracking attempts so you can browse anonymously and undisturbed. When you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned a unique IP address. Freedome masks your IP so that you can surf anonymously.
Here are the Features of F-Secure Freedome VPN
- Private & protected. Hackers can’t steal your stuff, and annoying advertisers can’t track you.
- Wi-Fi Security: Connect to any hotspot, public or private and surf carefree without exposing your traffic
- Remove geo-blocking: Access geo-restricted content by changing your virtual location.
- Elegant simplicity: Control your online privacy and security with the push of a button.
It is so important to make sure all our devices are secured. I travel with my computer and use public WiFi, and we know how unsecured that is. But I also have downloaded Freedome, and I am now secure in using those free spots. I also use my phone a lot and knowing I have that added protection on all my devices eases my mind and my families!
It is so easy to set up on any of your devices, with just a tap of the button, you can surf the web to your heart’s content, knowing that you don’t have to worry about someone being able to see your information. Also with their new adblocker feature, you are now able to block those pesky ads on your iPhone and iPad. All you need to do is download the app and switch it on from your device, and it will stop those ads from bothering you while you are surfing! I love that it is an entirely free AdBlocker and F-Secure AdBlocker has no access to which ads it has blocked or which websites you visited. So make sure you check that out!
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