Hotspot Shield from Anchor Free is a very cool browser add-in which adds VPN security to your WiFi session. Result hack and snoop free surfing over wireless connections. It’s free, works on Mac and PC and also provides anonymous surfing facilities so you can use geo-locked applications from outside the country of origin (which is very useful if your ISP routes its traffic via Katmandu or whatever). It is also incredibly easy to install and use, no fiddling around with settings or anything – just download, install, reboot browser. Voila. This is gorgeously, wonderfully useful, download it now.
Hotspot Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop and the wireless router. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing your email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else you send over a wireless network. Which means you remain anonymous and protect your privacy. Hotspot Shield security software is free to download, employs the latest VPN technology, and is easy to install and use.