Monday, 31 October 2016

Internet Security while you travel

Secure Internet

Using public WiFi for banking or opening your password manager is not a good idea. What you need is a VPN - a virtual private network, like Tunnel Bear. With the free version, you get 500mb free each month which is plenty if you only use it for banking. All you do is select the country you are in, there are many to choose from and click it to "on". Wait for it to log on and it will let you know when it is safe to start surfing in private. You can then open your password manager and banking websites. Just remember to turn it off when you have finished your banking or closed your password manager, or you will use up your quota.

Password Manager

When every website requires a different set of rules for making passwords it becomes impossible to remember them all. A password manager means you don't have to write all your usernames and passwords in a file or book. The main programs that are usually recommended are: 1Password, LastPass and Dashlane - the last 2 have free options. These programs can generate new secure passwords so that you can update your old ones.

Now all you need to remember is one password, and make it a good one!

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