Category Archives: WiFi Security

This category of blog postings are centered on how to stay safe on public wifi. Being a road warrior myself for so many years I have learned quite a few things the hard way. This category will continue to grow.

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Testing the iPhone 4′s FaceTime Capabilities as Well as Security Tips Regarding Using Video Services

I took a little time this weekend to test out the iPhone 4′s FaceTime capabilities (since I “Finally” upgraded).

I had a little help testing out FaceTime from Kerel Cooper of OnTheBlack.com who Vlogs (Video Blogs) about the NY Mets. He also happens to be a fan of all things Apple like myself. That’s me and my little head in the upper left corner of that screenshot. ;) Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday – Protect Your iPhone on Public Wifi

It’s Tech Tuesday – Long Island has just suffered through Snowpocalypse and I’m spending my time trying to lock down my iPhone instead of enjoying the snow…. a typical tuesday in my world.

Using a VPN on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If your using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer maybe you should also have one installed on your iPhone. Here’s a quick video I made running through how to turn on the VPN on your iPhone… Continue reading

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Opera Mini – The Secure Choice When on Public WiFi

I have been investigating ways to make my iPhone more secure on Public WiFi.

Knowing that the iPhone does not provide access to its file system, and does not have any enabled shell accounts unless you’ve jailbroken it, means that the only time your phone is vulnerable is when you are using unsecured public WiFi.

Normally when I access a public WiFi network I will turn on the VPN network I use. The VPN I use for my laptop also offers protection for my iPhone but this will also slow down your browser.

The solution to this problem is to use Opera Mini as your main browser on the iPhone.  Opera Mini is a completely free web browser for the iPhone and was developed to be fast! In Opera’s quest for speed, all communication between the Opera Mini servers and the Opera Mini client on your phone is compressed and then encrypted.

So there you have it! Another way to get a secure encrypted connection on your phone. Opera Mini is just another tool you can use to have a secure connection while on Public WiFi.

“p.s. It’s also available for Android!”

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Protect Yourself While on Public WiFi by Using a (VPN) Virtual Private Network

As those of you know, I do a lot of work off of public hotspots. As a freelancer it’s great to get away from the office and work someplace where there is a little public “noise’ going on. It’s also nice to get some fresh air and some sun in the process while changing things up a little bit. Continue reading