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Like many parents with school-age kids, you’ll find me most weekends at a neighborhood park or in the bleachers rooting for my son’s teams. Last week I was at my older son’s lacrosse game (go Seahawks!) with my younger son in tow. The little guy isn’t exactly the biggest lacrosse fan, but as luck would have it, there was a Time Warner Cable Passpoint Wi-Fi signal at the park, so he was able to get online with his tablet to pass the time. Thanks to a roaming agreement with Time Warner Cable, Boingo subscribers can now access more than 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots just like the one at the park – absolutely free. And because it was Passpoint-enabled, my son got connected automatically, without the need for a login password or special software. Passpoint is to Wi-Fi what peanut butter is to jelly. Quite simply, Passpoint is new technology that streamlines the process of getting online. No more searching for a signal or fumbling with login screens. Passpoint does all that work for you. It finds and connects to Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi signals automatically. What’s more, Passpoint offers built-in security, which protects you on open Wi-Fi signals. And it delivers speeds that

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We’ve Got Your Data Security Covered: Introducing Free Boingo VPN for Mac and PC Laptops


Whether you know it or not, it’s extremely important to secure your data when using public Wi-Fi hotspots. It’s so important that we’ve included our FREE Boingo VPN in the latest Boingo Wi-Finder update for Mac and PC laptops. If you’re an iOS Boingo user, then you may have tried the Boingo VPN on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Continue reading

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Let the (Hacking) Games Begin: Reducing Risks on Public Wi-Fi Networks During the Games


The 2012 London Olympics are the most connected in history, and spectators at the Games and viewers from around the world are sharing their experiences real-time. The influx of connection-hungry visitors, skyrocketing mobile traffic and new hotspots means one thing for hackers: the Olympics are a golden opportunity for exploitation and data capture.

In an IDG Connect byline, we share tips to keep your data secure from hackers on public Wi-Fi networks at the Games, and at any other high-traffic events. Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Travel Companion: Mobile Devices


A recent Intel study found that Americans are so emotionally connected to their mobile devices that they’re willing to sacrifice personal comfort, hygiene and appearance to keep their device close. The study also found that young adults are happier when traveling with their devices, but are more concerned than ever about their data and device security. Read on to learn more about America’s mobile device love, and ways to protect a beloved device while traveling this summer. Continue reading

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Never Worry About Data Security Again: Introducing Boingo’s Free Security VPN for iOS


Savvy Wi-Fi citizens should not only be on the lookout for fast and nearby hotspots, but also be sure to lock down a secure Internet connection. Accessing open Wi-Fi signals can expose you to hackers, malware, and viruses, which can put private information at risk. At Boingo, we don’t want you to worry about practicing Internet safety, so we’ve developed a handy solution for you – Boingo Security VPN! Continue reading

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Is Free Wi-Fi Dangerous?


Last week, the Sacramento Bee, citing concerns from the FBI, published an article about the security risks of free Wi-Fi networks.  These days, free Wi-Fi hotspots abound.  So what can you do to keep your personal data safe?  We asked our CTO, Niels Jonker, for some words of wisdom to help understand the potential risks, and ways to stay safe when you connect to a free or unmanaged Wi-Fi network. LOCK OUT HACKERS WITH A VPN According to the FBI’s Sacramento office, hackers may set up fake Wi-Fi hotspots in airports with names like “Free Wi-Fi”.  A user connects to this SSID thinking they are connecting to a legitimate airport-sponsored service, when in fact it’s bogus.  The hackers are then able to steal passwords and other personal information. ARTICLE: Include Wi-Fi Among Security Risks At Airports, FBI Warns Niels’ Words of Wisdom: “Open Wi-Fi, by its very nature, is insecure. This means that your best defense is a good offense. Make sure you’re only using SSL-encrypted services – which means logging in to https://gmail.com instead of http://gmail.com — or use a VPN to lock down all of your traffic over the wireless network.  Most online service providers like Google and