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Is hotel or hostel WiFi really secure?

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

03 August 2016

It’s almost impossible to travel without at least one piece of technology, no matter where you’re planning to stay. Whether you’re in a budget hostel, a nice hotel or a super-fancy resort, you’ll have your cellphone, your tablet or your laptop with you in order to connect to the rest of the world, arrange your trip and maybe even work while you’re away.

And they make it easy by offering free wifi wherever you’re staying.

But wait. Are those hotel wifi connections really safe?

The answer is this: Most likely, no.

Hotel and hostel wifi hotspots are often totally unsecured, with no encryption and open access to all. When you use this wifi, this leaves you open to attack by hackers and snoops, and even other hotel wifi users.

The same goes for wifi hotspots in airports, on aeroplanes, on trains, in coffee shops and almost everywhere else. Hotspots are notoriously unsecured, and using them undermines your online security.

But it’s okay. There’s an easy solution: A VPN.

SurfEasy VPN creates an encryption tunnel between you and the internet, meaning that your information isn’t vulnerable even if you are connected to unsecured wifi hotspots. We take your data and wrap it up in a secure little package, making sure that your security isn’t at the mercy of your hotel, hostel, resort or anything else.

In short: SurfEasy VPN puts your security back into your hands.

Visit and get SurfEasy today, before you travel, and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that wherever you are, you’re protected.

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