Comodo Trust Connect - Secure Data Encryption When You Need It

Many people travel with their laptops and tablet computers. In fact, we have become a mobile society constantly connected to the Internet via WiFi. When you go online in a public place, you have no idea who could be eavesdropping and waiting for the chance to steal your data or identity. Thankfully, you can rely on secure data encryption from Comodo TrustConnect to keep you safe. Here are some of the good things about TrustConnect along with valuable tips for maintaining WiFi safety.

What is TrustConnect?

TrustConnect is a secure proxy which uses secure data encryption to give you a safe wireless Internet connection. For example, suppose you are sitting at the airport. You may have an hour or so, especially if you are waiting for a connecting flight. This is a good time to take out your laptop and get some work done, or check the news or your email messages.

As you sit with your laptop or smart phone, it would be very easy for someone to intercept your connection, with the right equipment and software. A special proxy service with secure data encryption will put a stop to this. With TrustConnect your connection is encrypted and so is data which comes from your computer. No one can listen in to your instant messaging conversations or intercept data you send to a website. This includes user names and passwords.

Plus, your location cannot be tracked because of the proxy service.

What is a Proxy Server?

Proxy servers are services which allow users to connect through the Internet through their computers. In essence they are a separate Internet gateway. When someone checks your IP address, they will see only the address of the proxy server and not you. This way, they have no idea if you are located across the street or on the other side of the world, depending on the location of the proxy server. With TrustConnect, you not only receive the benefits of secure data encryption with an SSL virtual private network connection, you are also hidden beneath a proxy server so you can surf the Internet anonymously.

Simple Installation

Getting set up with Comodo TrustConnect is an easy process. In fact, it will work on just about every common operating system. This includes Mac, Windows, iPhone devices and even Linux. If you buy Comodo Internet Security Complete you receive TrustConnect as part of your package. Here is how easy it is to use:

When you go online with a public WiFi connection you will receive the usual choices of available networks. If you join a network which is not secure you'll receive a warning from TrustConnect. You are then given the option of using TrustConnect with secure data encryption or continuing with the unsecured network.

Safety Tips for WiFi Internet Users

It's best to have a service like TrustConnect but if you are unable at this time, you'll want to take as many safety precautions as possible. Here are some important things to consider.

Don't Use Auto Connect

Many smart phones are set up to automatically connect to a WiFi connection. In fact, this could be the default setting for some. Make sure this option is turned off, otherwise you could be connected online and not even know it. Someone could be stealing your information while your phone is in your pocket or purse.

Disable File Sharing

Your phone and computer probably has a file sharing option. If this is turned on you could be vulnerable to theft. Make sure you are not actively sharing any files.

Consider Using HTTPS

Did you know you can use a browser extension called "Everywhere"? Here is what it does. When you visit a website, it has to use HTTPS (if it supports it) so you have a more secure connection when you go online. This extension is free and open source but will not work on Internet Explorer.

Use Dual Identification Features When You Can

With some web services, you have the choice of using a dual process for logging in. For example, you can set up your Google account where you receive a verification number via your cell phone. You must use the verification number with your password and username to gain access to your account. This is a good idea if you are out of town and need to use public WiFi connections.

VPN's are Best

Virtual Private Networks offer the most security and with Comodo TrustConnect you receive all the benefits of secure data encryption, VPN and a proxy service. Comodo offers a number of endpoint and SSL certificate options for both business and personal use. Visit our home on the Web now at more info.

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