In the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time working at coffee shops with open wireless networks. Aware of the security risks, I always tried to keep myself safe. I’m a programmer, so it’s not too hard for me to get a shell account somewhere and create a tunnel from the command-line with
ssh… not that much harder still to set up an
OpenVPN server and configure my laptop to connect to it.
But what I did to protect myself never felt elegant, and looking around I could see there were many freelancers, road warriors, and business people with the same problem as I but without the means to address it!
That’s what led to Cloak. It’s our stab at a truly end-to-end, one-click VPN service. No configuration necessary.
So check out our blog post and let me know what you think!