Are You Hotspot Secured?

November 29, 2009 | By | Reply More

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Hotspots are basically the life of laptops. Similar to mobile phones that uses communication signals, laptops on the other hand uses Wi-Fi connection in order to connect to the internet and enable the user to communicate and transmit information across multiple channels.

Most places or locations nowadays that offers shared internet connection over a wireless LAN via a wireless router are called hotspots which are normally found on airports, train stations, fuel/gasoline stations, coffee shops and dining places, military bases and camps, hotels and hospitals, bookstores, and other public places including schools and universities.

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Other than laptop users, WiFi phone users are also capable of getting access over the wireless connection (Wi-Fi). Broadband internet subscribers however can offer wireless access through an AP (Access Point) in conjunction with the router that is connected to the internet.

Given these readily accessible hubs for online usage, have you ever thought about how secure these places are? The mere fact that you’re accessing a shared connection wherein multiple devices are connecting to one access point, that only means you are vulnerable to snoopers and hackers lurking in these places.

I couldn’t emphasize more how your security can be utterly compromised unwittingly in these places if you’re device is not properly secured. So, how would you protect yourself from identity thefts and security attacks? Why not install a software that will mask your IP while you’re online to ensure privacy? Hotspot shield allows you to access all internet content and bypass firewalls plus, it also secures web sessions with HTTPS encryption to safeguard sensitive personal data

Hotspot Shield runs well on Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard) and Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger). For information about download versions, you may send an email to:
win(at)anchorfree(dot)com for Windows version; and
mac(at)anchorfree(dot)com for Mac version.

If you think this is the right tool for you, visit this link to download.

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