Onavo Protect helps secure your data while on open and public Wi-Fi networks


Released today in the App Store, Onavo Protect promises to protect you while browsing the web on your iPhone. The app allows you to set up an always-on VPN connection, adding an extra layer of security to your browsing experience when you’re on public Wi-Fi networks. Unsecured wireless networks open up the possibility of your personal data being intercepted, and Onavo Protect is intended to keep you safe from those with malicious intent. Additionally, the app warns users when the site they are using is attempting to send a password in an insecure manner, and automatically blocks known phishing sites.

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According to Onavo, the application, which is optimized for both the iPhone and iPad, includes the following features:

  • Your data connection is secured with an extra layer of encryption with a free always-on VPN
  • You can connect to any public WiFi hotspot without worrying about being snooped
  • Phishing and malicious sites are blocked off without having to change any of your browsing habits
  • Your personal information, like usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and even social security numbers are protected from being used insecurely

Onavo Protect is available today for free in the App Store.

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