WiFi / Hotspot Security

WHEN USING A HOTWIRELESS MANAGED HOTSPOT YOU ARE SECURE

Hotspot Security is a topic that is often ignored when setting up a public hotspot.
Public Wi-Fi Hotspots can be a hacker’s paradise. Installing a poorly managed hotspots can mean the difference between safe surfing and an identity-theft or data-loss nightmare.
The risks in such cases are high for your business and the customer making use of your WiFi service.
14 Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security
For its 2017 Wi-Fi Risk Report, Symantec chatted with thousands of adults who used public WiFi hotpots in 15 countries across the globe. You’d think it would show people concerned for their privacy and in fear of identity theft, spying, and worse. Wrong.

Instead, it showed that people are addicted to free Wi-Fi and don’t think twice about connecting to any network that can get them online in most cases. Getting WiFi in a hotel, on an airplane, even in a restaurant or bar drives decision-making on where to go and stay.

Half said the most important thing to access is GPS information. And 40 percent said they have used public WiFi in hotels/rentals to watch adult content. There are plenty of people doing that on trains, buses, airports, at work, and even in the public toilet.

Worst of all (yes, it gets worse), while 60 percent said they feel their info is safe when using hotspots, 53 percent can’t tell a secure network from an insecure one.

For many, open, public Wi-Fi hotspots are just too convenient to ignore.

But that’s risky behavior, for both the customer and the venue owner.

Make sure the hotspot you provide to your customers is a secure one!!

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE PITFALLS OF NOT MANAGING YOUR HOTSPOT:

Lack of security for yourself and your customers – One can compare it to having guests stay over in your guest house without any locked doors or burglar bars. You’d just be inviting danger into your venue!

Professionalism

Lost revenue and marketing opportunities

Bandwidth abuse

Hotwireless is South Africa’s leading supplier of Wireless Hotspot Management Software / Solutions to commercial locations.

For more detailed information on Hotspot Management Solutions / Software please contact Hotwireless:

admin@hotwireless.co.za or by filling in the Contact Form.

Hotwireless will get back to you within 24 hours and can arrange for a presentation at your site so you can see the wireless Hotspot Management Solutions / Software functionality.