20 09 2005

Google Secure Access Installer

Not much reporting on this going on but Google’s WiFi plans are slowly being made known. Today a client shows up (thanks to Make|Blog for the tip). The FAQ’s indicate that the client creates a secure VPN tunnel back to Google so your network traffic on their public WiFi network is encrypted. This means no one can see your data when connecting on their network (once it leaves their network, it’s fair game; also, they can see all your data). A novel approach to creating a secure public wireless network.

It must mean they have VPN concentrators standing by to handle the load. They also probably only accept traffic from their WiFi Access Points because I’ve tried to connect with the client but can’t.




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