3 ways to avoid iden­tity theft

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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).

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