Wonders of Wi-Fi

20140410-055629.jpgYesterday I was talking to one of my girlfriends about finding free hobbies. Well, one of my favorite past times is surfing the net! (it’s not really free all the time but it beats buying clothes & shoes) On an average day I bounce from iPhone, to iPad to Mac (just ask my husband). It seems like I’m always on a quest for random information and when I find what I’m looking for, I get super excited?! SCORE! Sound familiar? Ok, well… it’s fun for me! This posted is dedicated to the many Wonders of Wi-Fi! But, before we get to the good stuff, check out these tips on how to stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks (USA.gov).

  • When using a WiFi hotspot, only log in or send personal info to sites you know are fully encrypted.  Look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure) and a lock icon at the top or bottom of your browser window.  Some sites use encryption only on the sign-in page, but if any part of your session isn’t encrypted, you could be at risk.  So check for https and the lock icon the whole time you’re on the site, not just when you sign in.

  • Don’t stay permanently signed in to accounts. When you’ve finished, log out.

  • Don’t use the same password on different websites. Otherwise, a hacker who steals one password may be able to access a bunch of your accounts.

  • If you travel a lot or use the local coffee shop as your office, consider a virtual private network (VPN). VPNs encrypt traffic between your computer and the internet, even on unsecured networks. You can get a personal VPN account from a VPN service provider.

Enjoy the pics!! 🙂