Protect your privacy, secure your personal information, use public Wi-Fi safely, and access all of the world’s information and Internet services without any geo-restrictions
AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom, today announced new versions of its award-winning privacy app, Hotspot Shield, for Apple iOS 8.0 and Android, with new features that make personal privacy, Wi-Fi security and access to the world’s information smarter, easier to use and more secure for iPhone, iPad and Android users.
“Our goal is to make security and privacy extremely simple in support of our mission to provide secure access to the world’s information for the next billion Internet users”
Millions of users have been hacked on unsafe Wi-Fi networks. For example, 10 percent of China’s mobile users have had their identity stolen via Wi-Fi sniffing, 40 percent of users in Brazil have been compromised and 4.5 million Americans have had their identity compromised over unsecure Wi-Fi last year.
“Our goal is to make security and privacy extremely simple in support of our mission to provide secure access to the world’s information for the next billion Internet users,” said David Gorodyansky, founder and CEO of AnchorFree. “Security and privacy tools are typically complex and cumbersome. With the latest release of Hotspot Shield, we’ve taken a major step forward in making privacy, security and access an easy, one-step process.”
Now all consumers have to do is download Hotspot Shield and with a tap they have access to easy controls over personal privacy, Wi-Fi security, and the freedom to access all of the world’s Internet services and information:
iPhone and iPad users can turn Hotspot Shield on and off and select countries they want to connect to from within the application with a simple tap. Previously, limitations of iOS made this a more cumbersome, multi-step process.
The new Android version of Hotspot Shield arms users with intelligent, set it and forget it protection. Hotspot Shield’s Smart Protection automatically detects unsafe Wi-Fi networks and turns on to protect users as they surf the Web, shop, enter passwords or access sensitive information.
Additionally, consumers have the option to only run Hotspot Shield for specific sites. Hotspot Shield automatically detects when a user browses a site that may be censored or unavailable and turns itself on to enable access to that site. Consumers can also disable certain sites from being protected by Hotspot Shield and opt-in protection for sites they visit frequently.
Additionally, consumers can alter the country setting, to change their virtual location and select servers in the United States, United Kingdom or Japan to access their favorite content, such as a soccer match or entertainment sites and social media with a simple one-tap process. Specifically important for American, British and Japanese travelers and expats, Hotspot Shield provides the ability to gain access to U.S., U.K. and Japanese content from anywhere. Additionally, both versions include default presets for some of the most popular sites in each country to be always available. Examples of sites that are often censored, but always available through Hotspot Shield, are Google in China, Skype in the Middle East, Twitter and Facebook in many parts of Asia and Africa.
Hotspot Shield is the world’s most popular solution for Wi-Fi security, with 300 million downloads to date, it is the most popular app on both iPhones and Android phones for Wi-Fi security. Features of Hotspot Shield for the iPhone/iPad and Android users include:
- Secures mobile and public Wi-Fi connections with HTTPS encryption
- Prevents hackers from stealing private information
- Enables private and anonymous Web browsing
- Protects against malware from a database of over 3.5 million suspected domains
- Enables access to all of the world’s Internet services and information without geographic restrictions
- Provides an easy ON/OFF switch from within the application
- Lets users easily switch between countries (virtual location) with one tap
- Compatible across devices on iOS, Mac, PC, Android, Kindle. One subscription covers up to five devices
Hotspot Shield has seen triple-digit mobile growth in the past year. Globally, more than half of Hotspot Shield’s monthly activity now comes from its mobile app. In addition to privacy, security and access, Hotspot Shield, which compresses data, saved users more than 220 million megabytes (MB) of mobile data usage last year.
Pricing and Availability
Hotspot Shield for iOS 8.0 and Android are available immediately as free and Elite premium versions ($4.99/mo or $29.95/year). Additionally, Hotspot Shield is available globally for PC, Mac and Kindle devices. For a free download of Hotspot Shield visit: www.hotspotshield.com.
AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application is the world’s largest Internet freedom and personal privacy platform and the biggest disrupter of Internet censorship. Downloaded by more than 300 million users across mobile devices and computers; Hotspot Shield is the starting point, for mobile and Web access, making all applications and websites secure, private and accessible.