Most public WiFi hotspots are set up strictly for convenience – not security. When you are using an unprotected public hotspot, whatever you do online is wide open to prying hackers’ eyes.
That is why a group of developers from various R&E networks have joined forces to develop eduVPN, a technology for ultra-secure access, specifically designed for the research and education community. The abbreviation VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and, by using eduVPN, a tunnel is created that shields your data traffic from prying eyes, even when you are in your favourite café or on a train.

Read the full story on the In The Field website.