It is easy for hackers to gain access to consumers' private data on smartphones and other mobile devices via public hotspots. A recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) in conjunction with PRIVATE WiFi revealed that 79% of respondents believe using a free Wi-Fi connection can lead to identity theft.
PRIVATE WiFi's new VPN app is a simple solution that encrypts data going into and out of your mobile device while using public Wi-Fi, protecting consumers from hackers and identity thieves in any hotspot.
"It does not matter if you are on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet; if you are using a public hotspot you are at risk of a hacker intercepting your private data," said Kent Lawson, Founder and CEO of PRIVATE WiFi. "We felt it only natural to further develop and offer a personal VPN app to keep consumers protected while using public Wi-Fi in coffee shops, hotels, airports - basically anywhere they go."
Keeping in line with the company's already popular VPN software solution for laptops and MacBooks, the new app installs in minutes and immediately connects to a secure server, so you are safe and secure in no time. The clean and concise interface makes it easy for users to navigate from the initial registration steps to viewing usage history to turning encryption on or off.
Available immediately, PRIVATE WiFi's personal VPN app for iOS and Android devices is free for up to 500MB of data usage, $1.99 to protect 1GB or $7.99 to protect 10GB of data. It can be immediately downloaded from the Apple app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/private-wifi/id576420170?mt=8 or the Android app store at https://play.google.com/store.
The app for Windows 8 smartphones and tablets will be available at the end of January.
For more results and information on the survey and more Wi-Fi safety tips, please visit our blog at: www.private-i.com.
About Private Communications Corporation Private Communications Corporation is a security technology company that protects personal data and information online. PRIVATE WiFi, the company's flagship software product, encrypts all computer data across unencrypted WiFi networks, ensuring online privacy for those without access to virtual private networks (VPNs). Founded by software entrepreneur Kent Lawson, Private Communications Corporation is headquartered in Sherman, CT. For more information, visit us at http://www.privatewifi.com and for articles and other online privacy resources, please visit www.private-i.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/privatewifi.