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Boingo app for Mac and Windows adds VPN, keeps public WiFi sessions a secret

Boingo app for Mac and Windows adds VPN, keeps public WiFi sessions a secret

Some of us have important data on our laptops — some more important than others — which can make the idea of connecting to a public WiFi hotspot sound like an invitation to disaster. Boingo thinks it can make those hotspots nearly as safe as a clamped down work connection by porting its Boingo VPN from iOS to the Wi-Finder app on Macs and Windows PCs. The option gives habitual hotspot users an encrypted connection from a close-by server, preventing someone else at the coffee shop from casually snooping on their files while they sip on double-shot espressos. VPN access is considered a free perk of having an account and doesn’t even require latching on to a paid Boingo hotspot. As such, we’d strongly advise grabbing the update to keep that secure option available, especially if you’re a Russian spy.

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Boingo app for Mac and Windows adds VPN, keeps public WiFi sessions a secret originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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