This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Freedome.
I know that I like to think of myself as pretty internet savvy. I’m careful about whether my location is on when using my social media apps at home, referred to my kiddo as LJ for the first six years of blogging, and I’ve never once fallen for that “we are calling from Microsoft” phone scam. I try to keep up with the current dangers and take steps to protect myself.
So imagine my surprise when I started researching the dangers of free wifi and learned how at risk it can place my information.
I even had my phone set so that it automatically connected to the wifi at a number of stores and restaurants as soon as I walked in. I really had no clue. An unsecured wifi network is an open door for hackers and others who are up to no good and leaves you wide open and vulnerable.
F-Secure Freedome is an easy to install and completely affordable solution to this and many other online concerns.
1) Private surfing
I remember a while back I was hunting online for a frame for the mirror in our guest bathroom. I found a company that sells stick-on frames and looked to see if there was one to match our decor. Fir the next few days, every website I visited had an ad for this same site – it was kind of creepy since I had cookies blocked on my computer. Later I learned a little more about how advertisers are able to track your online movements and was less than thrilled! Freedome provides you with anonymous and private surfing.
2) Safe surfing
Once you enable Freedome, it scans for malware, tracking cookies and other online threats. You’re protected from harmful sites, trackers and apps that want to forward your data without you knowing about it. Freedome creates a secure, encrypted connection from you and your device to the F‑Secure Cloud. It makes your connection invisible in the Wi-Fi network and your data unreadable.
3) Easy surfing
There aren’t any complicated instructions or series of actions you have to take to enable or disable Freedome. A simple tap of the button turns your protection on (or off).
I’ve already seen how it has protected my phone from over 30 tracking attempts in just a few days! Want to try it for yourself? Wisconsin Mommy readers can try Freedome for 3 months for free with coupon code cttpc3.