T-Mobile HotSpots are getting a security upgrade according to SiliconValley.com. Starbucks coffee houses, Borders bookstores and even airport terminals have all been blessed with a much need upgrade to a security system called 802.1x.
Starting today, users of wireless broadband should find it safer to surf the Web from a T-Mobile HotSpot. Thousands of T-Mobile WiFi zones throughout the United States and Europe, including those at Starbucks coffee houses, Borders bookstores and airport terminals, have been upgraded with a security system called 802.1x. “We wish it had a fancier name but it is providing enhanced security for our customers,” said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager of T-Mobile HotSpots.