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hotspot finder

(1) A website that lists the locations of hotspots. See hotspot.

(2) An app in a mobile device or handheld unit that detects the presence of an 802.11 network. Also called a "Wi-Fi detector" or "Wi-Fi signal finder," it reports which hotspots are in the vicinity by network name (SSID) and security type. See hotspot.

A Smartphone Hotspot Finder
Apple coined the phrase "there's an app for that," and there are plenty of smartphone Wi-Fi finder apps like the iPhone app above and all other platforms.

The Handheld Hotspotter
Canary Wireless's Digital Hotspotter identifies more information about hotspots than most apps do: SSID (hotspot name), signal strength, encryption status (Open or Secure) and channel number. This is the SSID of the first found network.
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A software known as Hotspotter converts a zebra's stripes into a unique digital identifier that can be quickly 'read' from a field photograph of the animal's right side, similar to scanning a bar code.
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org highlights tools such as Hotspotter, which acts like a wireless hotspot so that anyone trying to connect to a legitimate network at, say, Starbucks will attach to the attacker's access point instead.
UniFi Wi-Fi technology from CSR (LSE:CSR), a global provider of personal wireless technology, has been selected by Canary Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Mobile Systems, a privately-held Chicago area company which provides wireless products, for its HS20 second generation Digital Hotspotter, which builds on the HS10 model and is able to detect a wider range of Wi-Fi signals and network properties.
In addition, Trustive's HotSpotter software allows users to detect hotspots and have secure one click access to the network, while the company's 'per second' billing means that users only pay for the time they actually use.
Canary Wireless' success with the Digital Hotspotter is a direct result of the company's broad and continuing involvement in the frontier of emerging and future wireless technologies, its nimble and aggressive approach to product development, and its understanding of the need to stay connected while on the go.
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Attack tools such as Karma, Hotspotter, and Airsnarf were all seen in the airwaves, trying to capture the probing devices to take advantage of them.
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