HotSpotShield – Protect Your Computer In Public Wi-Fi HotSpots
Sure the world is going wireless, so is the need for security in the wireless transmissions. Most public hotspots are unsecured, This does not secure the data transmission or prevent packet sniffers from allowing people to see traffic on the network.
Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router and keeps your Internet connection secure at public hotspots, home or work. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy.Hotspot Shield security software is a freeware and employs the latest VPN technology.
According to Wikipedia
A Hotspot is a venue that offers Wi-Fi access. The public can use a laptop, WiFi phone, or other suitable portable device to access the Internet.
Hotspot Shield runs on:
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard)
- Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger)