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2010

How to Surf Public Internet Hotspots in a Secure and Private Way

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hssAs you know every time you surf the Internet by using a public Wi-fi hotspot you put your security and your private data at risk. Usually, most of the times public networks send data over the air without any protection or encryption and this could be used by hackers to detect and steal different kind of info from your computer. For example, they could steal your credit card number if you are making an online purchase or they could detect your passwords if you are trying to access your email account. Let’s see how to secure your Internet browsing while using Public Internet networks.

Hotspot Shield is a simple, freeware application which uses a  virtual private network  aka VPN. This technology simply protects and encrypts all the data sent from one point to another one via Wi-fi or wired connection. Here is a list of its most important features:

  • Secure your Internet surfing with HTTPS encryption.
  • Secure your online shopping, web sessions and all the privata data sent via Internet.
  • Protect you from identity theft online.
  • Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.
  • Protect you from the latest software used by hackers to steal data at public places such as airports, malls, etc.
  • Hide your IP address.
  • You can use it at home or outside because it also work with wired connections.

If you want to know more, visit the official website. If you want to download it, click here.




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