3 ways to avoid identity theft
Shopping on your phone or tablet while you wait in a coffee shop may be efficient, but if you use public Wi-Fi, snoopers can steal data over open airwaves. That’s why security analyst Robert Siciliano, author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Identity Was Stolen, advises using a virtual private network (VPN) to securely encrypt connections in public. Just download the software to your phone. Two that get high reviews: HotSpot Shield (free) and NordVPN (starting at $3 a month).