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Software Entrepreneur Launches Security Company Focused on Internet Safety, Protecting Data on Unencrypted Public WiFi Networks

SHERMAN, Conn. Jan. 27, 2011 unencrypted WiFi networks

Kent Lawson Private WiFi online privacy

"Online identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, and corporate security breaches are rampant and mostly unpublicized," Lawson said. "The increasing popularity of public WiFi hotspots has exacerbated these crimes. Yet, existing security programs, like firewalls, may protect consumers from Internet viruses, but they do nothing to protect communications that travel over public hotspots."

While most large corporations traditionally provide Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for employees working outside the office to protect against hackers, consumers and small to medium-sized businesses are often left exposed. If people use unprotected computers or mobile devices in hotels, airports or coffee shops, their personal information is there for the taking, Lawson said.

"Private WiFi now provides a VPN service to fill this gap and secure consumers’ online privacy," Lawson added.

With zero disruption to the user, Private WiFi encrypts all data going in and out of a PC over vulnerable WiFi communications. If others intercept the data, it will be completely unintelligible. The communication is then decrypted and sent to the website the person is trying to access, with no discernable delay. Designed to always be "on" just like antimalware and antivirus software, Private WiFi’s encryption also protects against anyone using WiFi to hack into a PC to access private files. Even for "secure" websites, Private WiFi will add another necessary layer of protection, Lawson said.

With Private WiFi, consumers can have added protection against:

  • Online identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • General invasion of privacy; hijacked log-in and password information (e.g. hacking into email and Facebook accounts).
  • Medical insurance fraud
  • Loss of personal files and data
  • Theft of trade secrets, confidential client information (for business professionals)

"To date, the solutions in the marketplace have been mostly technology ‘geek’ focused or only available to employees of large corporations," Lawson added. "We’ve created the VPN for the rest of us."

About Private Communications Corporation:

Private WiFi online privacy Kent Lawson Sherman, Conn.


Kent Lawson

Private Communications Corporation

(646) 783-8136

[email protected]

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