Our post-pandemic world has revolutionised the way we do business. More and more people are working from home, in coffee shops, and even taking working holidays. As a result, people are connecting to the internet in the form of mobile hotspots to access data, information, and software.
However, there are some security concerns over connecting to the internet in this way. Today, we will take a look at how you can best keep yourself secure so that you can continue to work at your leisure.
What is a mobile WIFI hotspot?
A mobile hotspot is a means of connecting your laptop or tablet to the internet from anywhere. There are a few different ways you can do this, though nowadays most mobile phones have this function.
Why use a mobile hotspot?
There are several advantages to connecting to the internet in this way:
· Utilise previously wasted time by working on public transport.
· Don’t get caught out by lousy home connection again. You can confidently work from home and not have to worry about your connection failing.
· Download data such as reports when you’re on the go so you can continue to work from anywhere.
· Enjoy a working lunch without worrying about missing any important contact from your clients.
· Work from anywhere, anytime.
What type of mobile hotspot should I be using for my business?
For the most secure hotspot, consider using a personal WIFI hotspot. This can be a portable device that connects to the majority of everyday tech, such as your laptop or tablet. You can simply switch on the device and connect as you would to any normal WIFI. Furthermore, you can connect multiple devices to the internet using the same gadget.
Before buying a device, consider the coverage, 4G/5G and what type of coverage you will need to conduct business.
Another method of hotspot is to tether your phone to your device. Tethering is available on most phones these days, allowing you to use your data on another device. However, it is worth mentioning that this can drain your phone battery, making this an ineffective long-term solution for you. Before using this method, ask your provider about any further charges you may incur.
Is my WIFI hotspot safe?
There are several different safety precautions you can take when setting up a mobile hotspot, for example, a secure password and two-factor authentication. You should also ensure that the WIFI is correctly and securely configured to ensure maximum security. This stops others from being able to access your data as well as preventing them from using your hotspot’s bandwidth.
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