How to Use Airport WiFi Safely

24 Apr 2019 | Blog \ Travel

We have all been there – the dreadful connecting flight and the wait that follows in the airport. Most travellers will get the phone, tablet or laptop out of the bag in order to pass time. However, if you connect to airport WiFi networks you are risking your privacy and could be giving away sensitive personal data. The fix is easy – it’s called Unlocator VPN.

How to Get Secured Internet Access on Airport Wifi

The problem with airport WiFi is that it’s unsecured and hackers and criminals can harvest personal data by performing so-called “man in the middle” attacks. Data that you send via the WiFi network can be intercepted and used against your will.

On the other hand, if you connect to Unlocator VPN while using airport WiFi then all your data connections become encrypted. This will allow you to check email, bank account, social media and other sensitive websites without risking your privacy.

All you have to do is create a free Unlocator trial and download the VPN app for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows. Once you have created the free trial and installed the app of your choice, it’s simply a matter of connecting to one of the many vpn servers from the app. Which one you choose does not really matter but there is a rule of thumb:

  • If you are looking for encryption only then choose the VPN server closest to you.
  • If you are looking for encryption as well as bypassing geo restrictions then choose a server in the country of your choice.

Remove Geo Restrictions on Airport Wifi

So what was that last part about geo restrictions? Well, many streaming services will restrict access to certain countries. So if you are sitting somewhere in an airport across the globe then you might experience what is called geo blocking. This is when the streaming service you are trying to use tells you that you are in an unsupported country.

However, by connecting to a VPN server in the country of the streaming service you are trying to use then you will be allowed to stream as if you were located in the that country.

So not only does VPN help you protect your privacy on airport Wifi, it will also allow you to unblock the streaming services you watch the most. I think that is what is called “killing two birds with one stone“.

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