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  • Category: Security / Personal security
  • Published by: Private Communications Corp. ?
  • Size: 2.1 MB
  • Supported processors: x64, x86, ARM
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Learn more: Website & Support
  • Notes:
    All public wireless networks are not secure – both free and paid. This includes WiFi connections at coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels and parks. WiFi Dashboard provides the tools to better understand your WiFi connection and security status, as well as the risks associated with public WiFi. WiFi Dashboard easily illustrates your level of security with color coded live tiles: red indicates insecure; blue indicates WPA, WPA2, hardwired, or dial-up; green indicates VPN encryption; and black indicates no Internet connection. Securing your WiFi connection is an important element of securing your personal data. Indeed, as the Wi-Fi Alliance points out (http://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/security), VPNs "can help reduce the risk of compromised privacy and security for Internet traffic." According to Cisco Systems, 88% of all U.S. data traffic (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/04/30/cable-wifi/8525347/) on mobile and portable devices will travel over WiFi by 2018. This means more and more personal data is being carried by these networks and makes your WiFi security paramount.

WiFi Dashboard

WiFi Dashboard, by Private Communications Corporation, lets you know the connectivity and security status of your WiFi.

Features:

  • A live tile on your home screen displays “real time” information about your current WiFi connection and security.
  • WiFi Dashboard provides your WiFi connection status including security (insecure, secure, encrypted), network name, IP address and location.
  • Featuring color-coded live tiles, WiFi Dashboard makes it easy to understand your current security status: red indicates insecure; blue indicates WPA, WPA2, hardwired, or dial-up; green indicates VPN.
  • To learn more, visit www.wifidashboard.com.

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6 comments



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12 November 2015

It doesn't always recognize my WiFi. It says that I'm not connected when I am.


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12 January 2015

I have had to reinstall windows 8.1 3 times because of problems with backgroundtaskhost.exe hanging and preventing my background programs from loading and all my programs from working when I started windows, now I find this I'm betting this program caused all my problems, because of this! Description The program backgroundTaskHost.exe version 6.3.9600.16384 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel. Process ID: 179c Start Time: 01d02da50d3ae6b3 Termination Time: 4294967295 Application Path: C:\Windows\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe Report Id: 5c0f79d5-9999-11e4-8281-74e6e2170963 Faulting package full name: PrivateCommunicationsCorp.WiFiDashboard_1.0.0.46_neutral__yjs9fh4pvv2jw Faulting package-relative application ID: App


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31 December 2014

looks great


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30 July 2014

This should be a standard app on all Windows devices.


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29 July 2014

Tells you when you are on an unsecured WiFi connection, what the risks are and how to protect yourself.


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29 July 2014

What a simple way to know whether your connection is safe. I am always on public wifi and never know for sure if I am on a secure connection. The WiFi Dashboard app is a great way to stay informed so I can be sure that I am working or surfing online safely.