How can I be safe using a Wi-Fi hotspot?

Joe from New Jersey

Episode 1430 (13:56)

Tiny Hardware Firewall

Joe wants to know about the Tiny Hardware Firewall. Leo says it's a clever solution for those who want to use open Wi-Fi hotspots safely. Tiny Hardware Firewall will give him an additional layer of protection by encrypting all of his Wi-Fi traffic with a virtual private network. Leo adds that it also adds another layer called the Black Hole Cloud service which gives users their own cloud server. This makes it lightning fast. The Tiny Hardware Firewall is about $35, plus a fee for their VPN, which could be about $100 a year. Are there alternatives? Leo says that TunnelBear is a very good service because they don't log activity. It's completely anonymous.