Last updated: 10:00 AM ET, Thu September 29 2016

There Is Now A Google Map Filled With A World Of Airport Wi-Fi Passwords

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | September 29, 2016

There Is Now A Google Map Filled With A World Of Airport Wi-Fi Passwords

IMAGE: Behold the splendor that is a map of the world’s airport Wi-Fi passwords. (Image via screen shot of Google Maps)

It can sometimes be a real pain to locate the passwords for Wi-Fi access in airports around the world, but then you remember it’s 2016 and that info is more than likely readily available.

Kudos to you, because you would be right.

As both The Telegraph and New Zealand Herald discovered, there is an updated Google Maps link that houses the login passwords for Wi-Fi access at various airports around the world.

Because you’re a traveler short on time, we will offer that map which can view for free right here.

We have not had the chance to try out the passwords, so we welcome anyone who has to chime in with their thoughts and reactions.

As you can see, simply click on an available airport and the location and password pop up, getting you one step closer to the thrill that is free Internet access. According to The Telegraph, the map is courtesy of computer security engineer Anil Polat who did the Internet one better and actually created an app you can download and enjoy towards similar aims.

Polat’s app is called WiFox and it’s being sold for $1.99 for both Android and iOS devices.

What you get is an in-app solution to the free map you see above. Its website states that it utilizes the constantly updated Google Map: “Passwords are then verified and added to the map, which is updated in real-time when you have an Internet connection.”

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His about section explains that Polat is an extremely well-traveled individual. A childhood traversing between Turkey and America led to an adult that can now boast of visiting 80 countries.  

It’s this kind of person, one would imagine, who would constantly scour the area for any drop of affordable Internet access.

Thanks to a map that is now updated by other travelers, people like Polat can glean a small chunk of Wi-Fi from airports across the world.

We imagine something like this might prove useful to you leisure and business travelers in the audience.


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