SOURCE: MaxWiFi Communications Inc.

October 15, 2008 09:00 ET

MaxWiFi Communications Inc. Provides Hotel Guest Security

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - MaxWiFi Communications Inc. ( (PINKSHEETS: MXWF). A study from the Center of Hospitality Research at Cornell University of U.S. hotels' findings were a mixed picture with regard to the security of guests' connections to the hotels' network, whether by cable or Wi-Fi.

As per a study from the Center of Hospitality Research at Cornell University of U.S. hotels, findings were a mixed picture with regard to the security of guests' connections to the hotels' network, whether by cable or Wi-Fi. Since many business travelers connect remotely to continue working while on the road, the potential for theft of corporate information exists. Some hotels still rely on relatively rudimentary hub technology for their networks, and these are particularly subject to hacking. Others have upgraded to more secure switches or routers. Even better is encryption for Wi-Fi connections, but that still does not prevent malicious users from intercepting guests' transmissions. The Virtual Local Area Network inhibits attackers from using their computer to imitate the hotel's main server, which is the mechanism most would use to intercept other people's data. Given that the technology exists to increase a hotel network's security, a hotel could potentially be considered at fault for not taking the necessary precautions to protect their guests from hackers. Many hotels have flaws in their network topology that allow for exploitation by malicious users, thereby resulting in the loss of privacy for guests. Hotels are providing unsecured wireless (Wi-Fi) connections that are not encrypted and are subject to hacking. More pragmatically, it could potentially be devastating to a hotel's reputation (as well as bottom line) were there ever a lawsuit brought against it for leaking guest data because of a network's insecurity. This study presents recommendations to hotels to protect the hotel or its network users. This includes recommending changes that would protect their guests' Wi-Fi transmissions.

Business travelers have become accustomed to remaining in touch on the road by finding internet hotspots, whether in a coffee shop or their hotel. The problem with such remote access is that the travelers and their companies often overlook the potential security implications of having their data thus exposed. Not all companies have ignored this issue, and many have begun to implement security measures. However, the approach used (typically, requiring valid login and password combinations) is hardly ever sufficient to stop would-be hackers, unless this arrangement is carefully implemented. The weakness is that the company does not control the remote link -- that is, the hotel's network. This is an oft-overlooked reality that is the basis of many cases of corporate data theft. MaxWiFi, Inc. has identified the risk within the hospitality industry that has posed a security threat within the guest network of the lodging industry. Since 2004 the company has invested more than three million dollars on research and development to provide secured broadband access, which is monitored Network Operation Center (NOC). Shiva Prakash, CEO and President of MaxWiFi Communications, states that, "The primary objective of NOC is to protect the hotel guests from any malicious security threats."

About: MaxWiFi Communications Inc. offers products & services in secure wireless networks for hospitality industry. Company was founded in 2004. For additional info please visit

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