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10
FEB
2014

Travel Warning for Sochi: You Will be Hacked

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It’s being reported that in Sochi every single phone and laptop is getting hacked. Even the U.S. State department has issued an official warning that there should be no expectation of privacy in Russia:

“Russian Federal law permits the monitoring, retention and analysis of all data that traverses Russian communication networks, including Internet browsing, email messages, telephone calls, and fax transmissions.”

So, while the government is officially on record as monitoring you, Russia is also known to be the home of some of the most prolific hackers. Early reports are that they are already having a field day with all of these unsuspecting and distracted tourists filling the airwaves with their personal data.

If you haven’t headed to Russia yet, but are planning to join in the Winter Olympic festivities – it’s not too late to rent a secure mobile hotspot from XCom Global. Our rental devices provide private and secure Wi-Fi connections, including support for WPA2 and VPN pass-through, for up to ten devices – all for a low fixed rate fee.

The techies all agree that WPA2 Wi-Fi security and VPN is the way to go to ensure your privacy. Why take a chance with public Wi-Fi? At your home or office, passwords and a firewalls protect your data on your computer. WPA2 and VPNs provide that same protection while you are using XCom Global’s Mobile Hotspot. The potential cost of falling victim to cyber criminals far exceeds the cost of an XCom Global rental. In addition, XCom Global provides better connection speeds, lower cost of access, more convenience and stronger security than other Internet connectivity options while you’re traveling abroad. Lucky for you, we’ve put a special Sochi Travel Package together to make it even more affordable.

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