If you’re a regular user of unsecured WiFi hotspots in cafes and the like, it’s pretty easy for any teenager with a bag of hacking tools to see exactly what you’re doing. There are a lot of things you can do to stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks, like using HTTPS whenever possible. Cloak is one of the best ways to secure your browsing. Cloak is the Dropbox of VPNs: it just works. It installs on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad and keeps you safe from prying eyes on public wi-fi. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
All you need to do is sign up for Cloak’s service. After you log in, it sits in your menu bar and waits for open Wi-Fi networks, securing you when you connect to one. If you have an iOS device, you can install the mobile app and just flip a switch in your device’s settings to turn the VPN on. The app includes 1 GB of data or 2 hours of connection time in a month for no charge, but there are subscription packages available, both of which offers unlimited time online. For $8 you can use up to 20 GB of data in a month, while $15 gets you 50 GB.
Once you have the software installed, you may never need to think about it again – whenever an insecure internet connection is detected, the software will automatically start to take care of your network traffic for you.