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Last Edited by MrMasterQ January 26, 2014 at 07:48 PM
Quote from ChrisNC2 View Post :
support@hsselite.com
Thanks to ChrisNC2, if you have got issue and no email activation please email them for support and get an activation code.
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Hi All,

I know it has been posted last year but decided it needs an update.

Students: Register to Get One Year of Ad-Free Elite


http://college.hotspotshield.com/

If you are a student with a valid .EDU email address, register now to get a free one-year subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite with no ads.

Enter your email (Go to the link to enter it)
Confirm your email (Go to the link to enter it)

Don't be a victim of identity theft

Public Wi-Fi is typically unsecure and college students are at high risk of having their data hacked and becoming a victim of identity theft. It is critical for students who use public Wi-Fi connections at school, libraries or coffee shops to be aware of the risks and take action to protect themselves online. Although the internet is a wonderful resource, internet safety is a growing concern for everyone, especially for college students. Identity theft, malware, cyberstalking are just a few examples of internet safety concerns.

•88% of public Wi-Fi hotspots are unsecured. Using public Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet leaves you vulnerable to cyber criminals stealing your personal information such as your email passwords, your credit card numbers, or your banking information.


•24% of all identity theft victims are 18-29 years old. College students are most at risk for identity theft because they have good, clean credit scores. According to the Federal Trade Commission, about 9.9 million identity theft incidents are reported each year.


•86% of websites that you visit will track your personal information. Whether you are using the internet at home, at school or at a coffee shop, your browsing history and personal information are tracked by your Internet Service Providers, organizations, websites or worse – hackers.


•Certain online services are blocked outside of the US. When you study abroad or travel overseas, online services like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify cannot be accessed in some countries due to complicated rights agreements.


Secure your Wi-Fi connection, browse the web privately and protect your device from malware with Hotspot Shield

With Hotspot Shield's advanced technology, all of your private data, including passwords, banking transactions and instant messages, is encrypted by a secure tunnel between your computer and our servers. This prevents cyber criminals, hackers, snoopers and Internet Service Providers from spying on your online activities and stealing your personal information. In addition, it replaces your IP address with one of our IP addresses to keep you anonymous.

Here are 4 Reasons why you should use Hotspot Shield VPN:


•Secure your Wi-Fi connection - Connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots increase your chances of getting your identity stolen. Hotspot Shield's technology remains to keep your personal information secure and free from being in the wrong hands of a cyber criminal.


•Surf the web privately and anonymously – Whenever you connect to Hotspot Shield, your entire online browsing session is encrypted, enabling you to surf the web privately and anonymously without being tracked by your ISP, organizations, hackers or snoopers.


•Protect your computer and mobile devices from malicious malware – If you visit a site that is known to contain malware, Hotspot Shield's malware protection feature will alert you and block the site. Hotspot Shield protects your device from being infected by the 4 basic types of malware sites: trojan sites, infected sites, phishing sites, spam sites and content farms.


•Save money on mobile data plan – Tired of going over your data usage every month? With Hotspot Shield's data compression feature, you will be able to download twice the data on your Android or iPhone for the same bandwidth cost!



Hotspot Shield is available as a free VPN service (ad-supported) or a paid premium service (no ads plus get enhanced malware protection and IP selection from 3 different countries). Use Hotspot Shield to secure your public Wi-Fi connection, browse the web privately and anonymously, access blocked websites anywhere in the world and protect your computer and mobile devices from malicious malware.


Hotspot Shield runs on:
•Windows - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
•Mac – Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
•iOS – iPhone/iPad
•Android – Android 2.x and 4.x
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AnchorFree also offer the free version with Ads.
The free version also has Virtual location that hides your real location and make it think it somewhere else in Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, and United States.

NOTE: I notice on the free version Bittorrent download didn't work. On the trial it did but don't know how long. By signing up with your .edu email they will email you an Activation link to change it to an "Elite" version that will allow Bittorrent download and hide things you are doing from your ISP and other media company's lawyers.

Different link explain why VPN is important:
http://www.best-bittorrent-vpn.co...a-vpn.html
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012...hoose-one/
http://www.vpntopten.com/bittorre...bittorrent
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How To Encrypt Your Bittorrent Client:
Here is another great guide how to Encrypt BitTorrent Traffic so your ISP company will not throttling down your speed. Your ISP don't care if it legal or illegal torrent file such as Linux OS file and etc.
http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-en...t-traffic/

Let me know if you have questions and I will try to answer them.

MrMasterQ
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Last Edited by MrMasterQ January 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM
SOLUTION FOR PEOPLE RECIEVING BLANK CODE If you recieve blank code in email, the solution is to email HotSpot Shield Support and they will give you the code. Their email address is support@hsselite.com ~ ChrisNC2



Your California Colleges Inbox [californiacolleges.edu]

The two above .edu College website seems to have issue. California Colleges works with .edu but only email out and it doesn't allow any email in even from other .edu emails.

The MEID Maricopa Community Colleges give me an invalid account error as I didn't get any kinds of confirmation from my real email.

http://student.bfcc.edu/register/ seems very easy to register but I can't seem to get it to go thru. I think all three free .edu doesn't work.... sorry guys I tried. I will keep research until I can find one that works.

MrMasterQ
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Update: The two .edu email system didn't seem to work. I will keep search for one.
Update: I google and find out how you can get some free .edu email account:

California Colleges .EDU (Free account with .edu email)
https://secure.californiacolleges...count.aspx

MrMasterQ Big Grin
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Other source for getting an .edu email account:
http://edu2015.org/2013/02/13/how...l-account/
if you know one please post it here, thank you Big Grinwave
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Thank you OP and also for the extra info. I'm new to VPN's and I will give this a try.
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Thank you OP and also for the extra info. I'm new to VPN's and I will give this a try.
No problem.
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I put my edu email address there, but nothing happen. I did not receive any email. Tried twice.
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I put my edu email address there, but nothing happen. I did not receive any email. Tried twice.
Check your spam folder. My school uses gmail and that's where I found mine.
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I put my edu email address there, but nothing happen. I did not receive any email. Tried twice.
Hi,

I done this last time there was this deal and I never activated my UoP .edu email Activation Email they sent it on May 21, 2013. When I activate it last night it still activated and I start the whole year and expires on 1/24/2015.

My was Title: "Activate your account to enter into scholarshi​p draw" from sender: Hotspot Shield Team
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Anyone know if these stack?
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don't know how to delete
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Anyone know if these stack?
I was going to tried it since now I have two .edu account but I got a feeling it wouldn't work because the Activation email they sent is tie to your email account. But you known what... when it expires you can sign up for that email account.... or best just make another account for that new .edu email account. When it expires sign in with that new account and click on the activation. My activation was from last year on May 2013 and it started the activation new from last night to 1/24/2015.

My advice if you have more than 1 .edu account sign up for an 2nd account and just hold it for a year and renew with this new account. Good luck!
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Just did some more testing on my new @californiacolleges.edu account. I can email out but don't seem to bet able to get new email coming in. This makes no sense unless they firewall and block all incoming emails.
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How is the vpn service? Is it base in USA? Do they keep logs? Thanks.
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Great useful info. Thanks OP!
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Can't seem to login to California college mail, anyone else have luck?
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I tried the hotspotshield. The email I got does say I got the code, but right after it is blank.

It says: 1-year Hotspot Shield License Code:
But after it is blank.
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