At WifiTastic we take your security very seriously. Our hotspots are designed to maximize the security of your data and revenue.
Security for Owners
For hotspot owners, we have specific systems to protect your connection - and reliable, industry standard technology to protect your revenue.
Your WifiTastic router is set up with two completely separate networks which are separated by a firewall. One is for wireless connections, the other for wired connections. As an owner, you can connect your PC to the wired connection which means you can use a network that is completely separated from your customers.
We use industry standard AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) systems to ensure that only authorized users can access the internet wirelessly through your hotspot, and only after they have paid!
Non authorized users will only have access to your WifiTastic webpage where they can purchase airtime securely using https (SSL).
Security for Customers
As WifiTastic hotspots are open for anyone in the vicinity to connect, so connections are made over an open connection. (Encrypted connections require that you know a passkey before being able to connect). This is the same technology used by all public hotspots - but it does mean you need to be aware of the security implications.
Data which is transmitted wirelessly is not secure unless you are connecting to a site which uses a secure https connection. Almost all sites where you conduct sensitive transactions (purchases or banking for example) do use secure https connections (SSL). Your browser will probably show a padlock icon that is locked when you are at a secure site.
When you purchase airtime from the WifiTastic website with your credit card, that is of course done with a secure https connection which means your credit card and personal information is completely safe.
Security Tip: It is a good idea to protect your computer by running a personal firewall. You can make sure you are running the built in Windows firewall by clicking on Start, Control Panel, Security and checking the Firewall settings.