Boingo encrypted VPN protects laptop users against public Wi-Fi hackers
Nov 05, 2012 (Menafn - TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --Boingo Wireless WIFI said it has made available its latest Wi-Finder app for Macbook and Windows laptop and netbook users. The updated version of the award-winning app includes the Boingo VPN (virtual private network) to help protect users against security exploits in public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Boingo's VPN previously launched on iOS apps provides an easy-to-use security solution that can help users protect themselves from common security exploits. With one click, users can encrypt their Wi-Fi connection and protect their personal data. The Boingo VPN uses nearly a dozen VPN servers worldwide to improve performance by delivering service in closest proximity to the user. The VPN uses a customer's Boingo account to authenticate in one simple step, and the service is free to all Boingo Wi-Fi users who have set up an account.
Security threats on open, public Wi-Fi networks continue to increase, and many people report feeling unsafe when surfing unsecured online. A recent study conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that 90% of Americans do not feel completely safe from hackers, viruses and malware while online, and more than a quarter of those surveyed reported that they'd been notified that their personal data had been exposed in the last year.
In addition to the Boingo VPN, the Wi-Finder app for Mac and Windows maintains the ability to connect to Boingo and partner hotspots with a single click. The app's location directory also includes more than 150,000 free, crowd-sourced hotspots that have been validated by Wi-Finder users, helping users find a reliable hotspot when they need a connection the most. The enhanced Wi-Fi location directory provides a colour-coded rating system for hotspots, providing an at-a-glance assessment of a hotspot's quality.
Boingo Wireless is a Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 600,000 hotspots worldwide. For more information about Boingo, visit http://www.boingo.com and http://cloudnine.com.
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