Monday, November 28, 2011

GoTrusted Adds Servers in France

GoTrusted extended its European VPN service network to France with several servers that are now live. This increases bandwidth and availability to Southern Europe and the Middle East for Internet privacy and identity protection.

Existing customers can take advantage of the new server locations by just selecting the "EU" region from the GoTrusted software settings. The new servers will automatically be selected if they provide a bandwidth advantage for your current location and network load. Android, iPhone, and iPad users: Please log into your account on the GoTrusted website by clicking on 'Existing Users' for for the mobile instructions.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Gamers Utilize VPN Services To Protect Them From Very Real Digital Villains

While finding a shield to protect you against your digital enemies may be a major advantage in computer games like Battlefield and Call Of Duty, this digital armor will do little to offer identity protection against the very real threats that exist whenever you play computer games on unencrypted wi-fi networks.

The Internet has combined with game manufacturers to create nearly endless 3D worlds that allow you and your friends to attack enemies, fortify warehouses, stockpile new ammunition to ward off avatar aggressors. But while you play over open wi-fi networks, you could be exposing yourself to another type of digital onslaught. From up to a block away, hackers can access any personal information you transmit over any wi-fi network, making private browsing and private gaming impossible.

Since many games require passwords to access game profiles and may sync to e-mail accounts, gamers afraid of broadcasting this information often utilize VPN services to send all personal information through an encrypted tunnel to a secured data server, no matter where you decide to join your game.

While a photon rifle, a double-barreled shotgun or an armored truck may protect you from most threats you experience while gaming, ensuring complete identity protection gives you the peace of mind to blow up, blast, bomb and defeat your enemies. But despite how frustrated you feel about your real-life digital adversaries, keep your aggression in the game, and your VPN shields at full strength.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Safely Surf The Coffee Shop This Winter

It is as natural to the barista as a frothy espresso: as the weather cools down, coffee sales heat up. According to a study from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, coffee sales peak during the winter holiday season, increasing by up to 30 percent. Bundled-up shoppers after the perfect gifts crowd coffee shops for a hot beverage before heading back into the elements.

But if you are doing your shopping online at one of these locations, make sure your body isn't the only thing protected against the cold world around you. Have proper identity protection as well.

Screen Protectors: When browsing in public locations, it is important that no one is looking over your shoulder. Like an ATM, your computer screen may contain important information like your address, bank account information or PIN codes that nearby sippers could steal. For truly private browsing and the most low-tech identity protection solution available, pick up a screen protector for your laptop. This opaque plastic cover makes your screen invisible to anyone who is not sitting directly in front of it. You can find them at any computer store or department store electronics department.

VPN Services: Identity thieves looking to snatch your financial information may not be sitting at the next table. They may be sitting on the next block. Hackers can infiltrate a public wi-fi network from over a block away, checking out where you have been online and even snatching parts of your online identity. A

VPN account funnels your information through a highly encrypted server from wherever you are so you never have to worry that someone else is looking over your shoulder.
Dummy E-Mail: As e-mail scammers have become more shrewd at tricking users into clicking on e-mail links and entering password information into e-mail replies, web security firms have created dummy e-mail accounts so you can send an e-mail as normal but all replies are returned to a dummy e-mail so none of your activity can be traced back to you. This way, you will never inadvertently give away information through e-mail.

Bundle up your computer this holiday so you can sip your coffee, shop the web and surf with confidence at home, at the mall and even at the coffee shop.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

SEC Calls For Companies To Disclose Potential Hacker Infiltration

If there was any doubt that this is the year of the security breach, the SEC put those doubts to rest earlier this month, when they announced a decision to require publicly traded companies to disclose all security breaches and threats to identity protection . Calling to task the sheer volume of security breeches reported this year from such big names as Gucci and Sony, the SEC even requires companies to report when the "risk of potential incidents" becomes so high as to impact the bottom line.

Among the demands listed by the SEC in the official statement, the new regulation demands "discussion of aspects of the registrant's business or operations that give rise to material cybersecurity risks and the potential costs and consequences." The SEC demands descriptions of cyber incidents and potential security risks present in the company's IT framework. For example, companies not requiring work-from-home employees to use VPN services would have to alert shareholders through the SEC.

"For years, cyber risks and incidents material to investors have gone unreported in spite of existing legal obligations to disclose them," Sen. John Rockefeller IV, chairman of the Senate Commerce committee said. "Intellectual property worth billions of dollars has been stolen by cyber criminals, and investors have been kept completely in the dark."

High-profile breaches at companies like Gucci, Sony, Lockheed Martin, Yahoo, Google and Amazon have given rise to increased focus on private browsing and corporate VPN.