If you’re like many travelers, you’ve logged onto free airport WiFi using your phone or laptop while waiting for your flight. And like many travelers, you rarely even bat an eyelash before tapping ‘Connect’.
That’s exactly what cybercriminals are banking on you to do. Hackers love airports because of the high volume of people passing through each day. Another passenger, another opportunity. And most airports have public online networks that are not protected by advanced security software, making them easy to hack. Not only that, it is common that you will see several different WiFi networks at the airport, all appearing to be provided by the airport… but many of them are not. Some of them are actually WiFi networks set up by cybercriminals that are hopeful you will join, so that they can capture all of your sensitive information. That’s why airports have some of the highest potential for cyberattacks.
When you log onto compromised public WiFi, your browsing will not be private, and you could be sending your information straight to a hacker. Login names and passwords, credit card information, search history, sensitive business data, and emails could all be captured by someone else if the connection isn’t secure. When you hand over information like this to hacker, it could lead to identity theft, money stolen, ransomware attacks, and more.
So, what is the safest way to use the internet when you’re traveling? Well, one sure way is by having your own NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot wherever you go.
With your own password protected Mobile Hotspot, you can have peace of mind that you’re on a highly secure connection. The Nighthawk LTE Mobile Hotspot Router by NETGEAR is an excellent option for getting safe, reliable and fast wireless internet wherever you go. It provides a secure LTE connection that keeps your information safe whether you are doing online banking or sending confidential work emails. It will also let you share your connection with up to 20 devices, so everyone in the family can stream and browse securely when away from the home network.
Internet availability and speed can be a mystery when you’re traveling. You can’t always be certain that cell service will be available at your destination. And even if there is a viable signal, the internet speed might be too slow. This is where having your own hotspot comes in handy, without having to burn through your own mobile phone’s monthly data plan. You can create a secure internet connection with fast speeds for multiple devices.
The next time you are thinking of doing some traveling, whether you are at an airport, on a moving train or RV, or elsewhere, bring your own secured network connection in your pocket and stay productive no matter where you are, with the Nighthawk M1 Mobile Hotspot.