ProtonVPN: How to protect your personal data on public Wi-Fi

Airports, cafes, hotels – we are surrounded by free hotspots. While they are convenient, if you are not careful, public WiFi connections can put your device and personal data at risk to hackers. Here are some steps you can take to secure your connection and your personal data.

We have all done it: connected to a free public WiFi network we did not know to check emails, read the news, or scroll Instagram. What we often do not think about is that the same convenience that makes public WiFi so easy to use is also what makes it so attractive to hackers. Since most public WiFi services lack a strong password, they are vulnerable to a number of techniques that hackers can use to observe your online activity, collect your personal and financial data, or even break into your device.

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ProtonVPN: 12 mistakes that can get your data hacked – and how to avoid them

Posted on the ProtonVPN Blog – August 24th, 2018 by in Privacy, Security.

Whenever you store or transmit data online, there is a risk of getting hacked. However, there are actions you can take to protect yourself. Here are 12 common mistakes that can jeopardize your online data, along with simple fixes.

Along with the unprecedented convenience of the Internet has come the increasing risk of hacks and identity theft. Every day there are new examples of an individual or organization suffering a major cyber-attack, and each attack offers a warning to the rest of us. For instance, after the University of Michigan had three of its Facebook accounts hacked, they published a detailed breakdown of what happened. Their case study illustrates how one weakness can compromise an entire system.

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Proton Beta Program: A press release from ProtonVPN

The ProtonVPN Beta Program gives you early access to new VPN features and updates that our team is working on.

All users can enable the Beta Program for our Windows, macOS, or Android VPN app.

As a community supported VPN service, we are here to serve you and we take your feedback very seriously. That’s why we always strive to let the community participate in product development and decide how ProtonVPN should evolve. Whether it’s letting you choose where to put new VPN servers or inviting you to help improve new apps, we take your feedback seriously.

We have already implemented our Android Beta Program for ProtonVPN. Today, we are expanding the ProtonVPN Beta Program to also include our macOS and Windows clients. The Beta Program gives you early access to new servers, UI updates, stability improvements, and more. Whenever our developers release new versions of these applications to our team for internal testing, you will receive updates at the exact same time. We are doing this so we can get your feedback about new features and product changes earlier, and take your input into account for the public releases.

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Essential Apple Podcast 81: Dr Andy Yen of Proton Technologies

As Mark is planning to take two weeks away to relax and enjoy his birthday we recorded this early in the week. Since then it’s all been about Facebook (and done to death by everyone else). With a view to presenting something different to everyone else this week, we are proud bring you an interview with Dr Andy Yen, CEO and founder of Proton Technologies – the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN.

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