Wi-Fi

Travel Alert: FBI Warns of Malware Via Hotel Wi-Fi

Travel Alert: FBI Warns of Malware Via Hotel Wi-Fi

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to travelers that their laptops are at risk of being infected with malicious software when traveling abroad.
The malware is said to be delivered via pop-up messages telling the user to “update” one of several widely-used pieces of software.  The window is designed to look like a routine update for legitimate software products that frequently require such updating.  Clicking the pop-up starts …

New York City Subway Stations to Get Wired for Wi-Fi

New York City Subway Stations to Get Wired for Wi-Fi

Waiting for a subway? Soon you will be able to connect to the Internet wirelessly on the subway platform using your laptop, tablet computer, or smartphone.
The service will be provided by Boingo Wirelss and Transit Wireless and will be rolled out over the next five years to subway stations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Over 1.6 billion riders use New York City subways in the course of a year …

Risky Business Travel: How to Protect Your Trade Secrets and Information Overseas

Risky Business Travel: How to Protect Your Trade Secrets and Information Overseas

Tom Lehrer gave travelers some advice in his song “Pollution,” advising “just two things of which you must be aware: don’t drink the water and don’t breath the air.”
What M.H., a former intelligence official currently employed in the private sector, does when he travels makes Lehrer’s advice seem quaint.
M.H., who asked that we refer to him by initials that are not actually his because of the sensitivity of his position, …

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport To Offer Free Wi-Fi

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport To Offer Free Wi-Fi

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has announced that it will begin providing free Wi-Fi throughout the airport starting this September.
The introduction of Wi-Fi follows a deal between Dallas/Fort Worth and AT&T, which will see AT&T provide Wi-Fi in all five of the airport’s terminals. To access the free Wi-Fi, users will have to view a 30-second ad for every 40 minutes they spend on the network.
AT&T will upgrade Dallas/Fort Worth’s …

Boingo Announces Wi-Fi At Denver International Airport

Boingo Announces Wi-Fi At Denver International Airport

Boingo Wireless has announced that it will bring Wi-Fi Internet service to travelers at Denver International Airport (DIA).
Boingo will offer several tiers of service, including free basic Internet access, as well as paid premium service.
The premium services are accessible to anyone using a Boingo Wi-Fi plan, as well as Boingo roaming and platform service partners. Boingo Unlimited offers unlimited Wi-Fi usage at any Boingo hotspot in the Americasfor $9.95 a …

Hong Kong Airlines Unveils First All-Business-Class A330-200

Hong Kong Airlines Unveils First All-Business-Class A330-200

To announce its new routes and in-flight services, Hong Kong Airlines is spotlighting its new all-business class A330-200 aircraft,the world’s first, on a media tour in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing
The new all-business class aircraft features Club Premier and Club Classic cabins.  Club Premier’s 34 completely flat-bed seats are in a 1-1-1 configuration, while the Club Classic cabin’s 82 seats are in a 2-2-2 configuration, with a 51” pitch and …

Using Your Own Mobile Phone in Japan and Europe

Using Your Own Mobile Phone in Japan and Europe

4G Data and Wi-Fi Hotspot Keep Costs Minimal
While planning my most recent trip to Japan, I stopped to think about the fact that my GSM mobile phone wouldn’t work there.  On past trips, I used an inexpensive Panasonic mobile phone purchased in Japan that worked with Japanese PDC (Personal Digital Cellular) technology.  (Japan uses three incompatible mobile phone technologies and GSM isn’t one of them.)
This time I had a plan …