MobilityPass a secure internet access to Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

In order to connect to the Internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot a few pieces of information will be needed. A user will need to know the SSID, channel, mode, and WEP or WPA key to access the hotspot. When a user purchases the Wi-Fi services the ISP will provide this information to them. While many utilities allow for the wireless card or antenna to find and connect to a hotspot, it is important to understand the differences in secure hotspots and free hotspots. A secure hotspot is any area in which a user typically pays for the hotspot service. With this, security codes and passwords are provided that help to ensure the safe transmission and protection of personal information.
MobilityPass® offers a hotspot access program that gives users a secure hotspot access point from a variety of places such as airports, hotels and trains. With more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide in over 90 countries no user will put their privacy at risk when using MobilityPass. Along with security and privacy there is no activation fee and no contracts to be signed; you will only pay for the data transmitted. Most free hotspots are offered by cafes and community meeting places and typically not protected by any kind of encryption or security features. They are free and this means fewer resources for the Wi-Fi network to use for security. The public or free hotspots, like all hotspots, have limited access ranges and are typically only available around the business or building.
The problem is that any person on the hotspot or any person able to connect to the hotspot has access to your personal information sent over the network. A hotspot, by definition, is a wireless local area network or (WLAN), and the same rules of file sharing and remote access apply to them. A firewall installed on the user’s computer or wireless Internet device must be in place but, this only protects the information contained behind the firewall and not what is sent over the network to the Internet. When connecting to a hotspot make sure that it is a legitimate hotspot. Any person with a small amount of networking knowledge can set up a wireless network and call it what they wish making it look like a recognized company hotspot.
Always turn off file sharing when on a hotspot location because anyone on the hotspot network will be able to see the files in the shared or public folders to use or steal them; they could also upload a virus this way. If the Wi-Fi antenna is not being used regardless of being close to a hotspot it should be turned off. Hackers can use a peer to peer connection to find registry data and passwords while a user is not even online or close to a hotspot. In effect the user’s computer becomes a hotspot that can be accessed via another computer’s wireless connection. Paid hotspot providers, such as MobilityPass®, are the best and safest solution to protecting a user’s personal and private information.

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