I know that we've said this a lot, but it's so important I'm going to say it again: You have to secure your Wi-Fi! There's no excuse for an unsecured Internet connection.
An open Wi-Fi network is an invitation for anyone to hop on. From neighbors to hackers, you could be hosting a party that slows down your connection, puts your information at risk or even gets you in legal trouble.
But it's not just your home computer that hackers are after. They want the data on your smartphones and tablets, too, and they can easily take it with an insecure Wi-Fi connection.
How can you make sure you stay safe on any Wi-Fi connection? Try Hotspot Shield VPN.
It's one of the top security apps in the iTunes store, with more than 350 million downloads. It works relentlessly to protect your data.
It aims to let you browse any site on the Web privately and anonymously, while protecting you from phishing scams and other malware. And because Hotspot Shield is its own virtual private network, all your data is accessed through Hotspot Shield's secure servers so hackers and even advertisers will have a hard time tracking you. It encrypts all your Internet traffic, stops unwanted ad tracking and prevents your IP address from being seen.
Even better, if you're at a public place that blocks websites, you will be able to visit those sites using Hotspot Shield. It can also help you save money on your phone bill by compressing data. This can be a huge money saver for someone on the go.
Note: Hotspot Shield VPN has both a "forever free" version and an Elite version. The Elite version requires a monthly or annual paid subscription. However, the free version has many of the security features you'll need.