SHERMAN, Conn., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PRIVATE WiFi, an innovative company in the security software market, now offers site seals so that websites can let their users know that they are concerned with data privacy and online security.
PRIVATE WiFi's site seals add a badge of trust and security to websites that display it. Websites can choose from two seals: that the website promotes secure wifi, that the website encourages the use of a personal virtual private network (VPN). A personal VPN secures and privatizes data across a network, usually the Internet, by building an "encrypted tunnel." Data passes through this tunnel which protects it from anyone who tries to intercept it.
Websites can copy the site seal HTML on PRIVATE WiFi's website and then paste it into the HTML of the website in a prominent position.
"When websites display PRIVATE WiFi's site seal, it lets their users know that the site takes data privacy seriously," says Kent Lawson, PRIVATE WiFi's CEO. "With the PRIVATE WiFi site seal, users can feel confident that the website they are visiting is just as concerned about privacy and data security as they are."
For more information, visit: http://www.privatewifi.com/seals/
About Public Wifi Security Risks
Public wifi usage has been increasing exponentially in recent years due to its convenience and accessibility. It has become very easy to go online from just about anywhere: coffee shops, public libraries, airports and hotel rooms, among many other places. However, most people are not aware of the security risks inherent in using a public wifi network.
Wifi networks do not use physical cables to connect computers to one another. Instead, they use radio waves. This means that when you connect to a public network, you are basically exposing personal data such as credit card information, passwords, and your Social Security number, to anyone within that network. This development has led to a new type of hacking called "sniffing." Sniffers are computer tools that don't require physical access to your computer. With the right software, easily available on the Internet, hackers can use sniffers to steal any unencrypted data on a public wifi network. It may even be the guy sipping his coffee at the table right next to you.
About PRIVATE WiFi
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, enhancing 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 them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/privatewifi.
PRIVATE WiFi protects your identity and sensitive information by becoming invisible on any public WiFi network. For further information, please contact us at 1-888-525-3078.
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