Hong Kong Offers Free Public Wifi for Internet Access

Since 2008 the government of Hong Kong has been offering free wifi at various public places. Today, people can access internet with their mobile dvices at over 400 locations, with aobut 2,000 hot spots.

Places covered under the GovWifi program include tourist destinations, libraries, museums, cultural centers, sports facilities, and parks. Net surfers can go online with no need to login. There are two types of broadcast, "freegovwifi-e", which features enscrypted connection, and "freegovwifi", which is unenscrypted.

Some of the wifi-ed tourist and public locations are Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, China Ferry Terminal, Immigration Tower, Hong Kong Central Library, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay Beach, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Cultural Center Piazza/Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and Stanley Waterfront Mart.



Why are all the free wifi services offered by hotels and airports etc unsecured? I scan networks with AVG and then use TunnelBear's VPN to maintain privacy.