Public WiFi Security Service Makes the Internet Unsnoopable

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idcloak releases a free public WiFi security service which enables users to secure their data in transit, preventing snoops and monitors from observing their online activity.

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Our free secure web proxy underlines just how easy it can be to stay safe from a network sniffer attack, even a government-level one.

As a precursor to idcloak’s forthcoming VPN release, the internet security and privacy firm launches a secure web proxy. This free service, which encrypts all browsing through a secure connection to the idcloak site, is intended to raise the profile of internet encryption as a data security measure.

The web proxy operates within any device’s browser and allows a user to connect to a website over one one or two layers of encryption in addition to the HTTPS protection provided by the destination site. The user may in this way use WiFi in cafés, restaurants, hotels and airports without risk of being monitored by hackers or snoops.

“Public WiFi links have become incredibly unsafe following the latest advances in hacking and sniffing apps (see Faceniff) and internet forums are full of advice saying we should altogether cease using WiFi outside of our homes,” says Robin Welles of the idcloak privacy and security team. “Fortunately, not everyone is so defeatist: our free secure web proxy underlines just how easy it can be to stay safe from a network sniffer attack, even a government-level one. And our soon-to-be-released VPN service will take that protection to another level.”

The encryption on both of idcloak’s services protects data passing through a user’s internet service provider as well. This security prevents government surveillance technologies from tying web activity back to a particular device.

The recent controversy surrounding NSA surveillance has been a subject of considerable interest for idcloak, if not surprise. The firm insists they were aware of the government information gathering before Edward Snowden made it public (see What is Data Mining?) but were pleased to see the public’s reaction. “Of course, we were glad that at last people were taking notice of state surveillance concerns. Snowden is not the first NSA Whistleblower by any means, but he may as well be as he’s the first one being heard.”

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