WiFi Dashboard, by Private Communications Corporation, lets you know the connectivity and security status of your WiFi.
What’s new in this version
All public wireless networks are not secure – both free and paid. This includes WiFi connections at coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels and parks. WiFi Dashboard provides the tools to better understand your WiFi connection and security status, as well as the risks associated with public WiFi. WiFi Dashboard easily illustrates your level of security with color coded live tiles: red indicates insecure; blue indicates WPA, WPA2, hardwired, or dial-up; green indicates VPN encryption; and black indicates no Internet connection. Securing your WiFi connection is an important element of securing your personal data. Indeed, as the Wi-Fi Alliance points out (http://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/security), VPNs "can help reduce the risk of compromised privacy and security for Internet traffic." According to Cisco Systems, 88% of all U.S. data traffic (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/04/30/cable-wifi/8525347/) on mobile and portable devices will travel over WiFi by 2018. This means more and more personal data is being carried by these networks and makes your WiFi security paramount.
- A live tile on your home screen displays “real time” information about your current WiFi connection and security.
- WiFi Dashboard provides your WiFi connection status including security (insecure, secure, encrypted), network name, IP address and location.
- Featuring color-coded live tiles, WiFi Dashboard makes it easy to understand your current security status: red indicates insecure; blue indicates WPA, WPA2, hardwired, or dial-up; green indicates VPN.
- To learn more, visit www.wifidashboard.com.