Hotspot Shield allows you to protect your online activities while keeping your personal information. It runs on wireless and wired connection. In addition, it lets you have access to restricted websites like Hulu and Pandora.
How does Hotspot Shield protect you? It simply prevents snoopers, hackers, internet providers from stealing your data, reading your instant messages, being informed about your downloads, credit card information and much more, by the means of a latest virtual private network (VPN) technology. This latter is created between your laptop or iPhone and the website of Hotspot Shield which is located in the USA. Thus, the others think that you are in the USA.
How do you configure it? This application does not require any configuration. With a green and red shield, you will know that Hotspot Shield runs or not. To ensure full protection, a 128-bit SSL encryption is used to encrypt the VPN.
What is Hotspot Shield for? Apart from protecting your entire web session and ensuring privacy online, it is particularly used to have access to blocked and banned websites like Hulu. In addition, it can also protect you from malware so that your system cannot be damaged by infections and bypass firewalls.
Operating system: Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard), Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard), Mac OS X (10.7 Lion)