Monday 7 January 2013

WiFi, Cats, and a fierce VPN

Do you even KNOW how much we love free Wi-Fi?

Most of us here at SumRando are pretty big tech addicts. And there’s nothing more frustrating than being out and about and unable to check your email, update Twitter or send pictures of cats to your friends. (Yeah, LOLCats are hilarious. We’re not ashamed.)

That’s why we’re so freaking excited when we find cool sites like this. The site’s powered by Google Maps and shows free Wi-Fi locations in South Africa. Even cooler, when you click on the location, it tells you the address, what kind of business it is and what kind of data limit they have. As you probably know, we’re based in Cape Town and sometimes it can be hard to find a hotspot when you’re out and about.

Oh Aristocat, you're such a responsible surfer.
In fairness, the site requires a little bit of planning since you obviously can’t use it without internet access. Whatever — still awesome.

But we know what you’re thinking. “I thought open Wi-Fi was really insecure.”

It is. It’s absurdly insecure. When you use open wireless networks, you’re pretty much begging thieves to steal your information and it’s really quite easy for them to do so.

Unless you’re using the GREATEST VPN EVER.

And that, my friends, is why we love free Wi-Fi. We could sit in a freaking hacker convention on an unsecured connection and keep our data safe with SumRando’s fierce encryption. You heard me. FIERCE. As in: would take a computer longer than the age of the known universe to crack our encryption.

So go forth, sip coffee, send email, laugh at cats. With a killer VPN, you can surf anywhere you want with total confidence.

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