Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hotspot Shield - Protected connections at WiFi hotspots

We all love to connect to the Internet as we're out and about, whether at airport lounges or coffee lounges. But you have to know that doing so exposes your vital user names and passwords, credit card numbers, etc. to snoopers.

This is the rationale behind a free software prophylactic...Hotspot Shield. From the web site:

"Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop or iPhone and our Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over the network. Hotspot Shield security application is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use."

Hotspot Shield

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