Due to the advancement of technology, you can see public Wi-Fi on almost every public location now. There are many advantages of these free Wi-Fis which include cheaper browsing but they also involve risks. These Wi-Fi has made our lives a little more connected and easier. However, it has also raised some security risks to our personal information whenever we connect to free public Wi-Fi.
The personal information stored on our mobiles devices become prone to hackers and we need to take watch of this. This also includes the information on products that we might be selling or our businesses generally.
As we all know, there are two types of WiFi that are available for use, the secured and the unsecured public Wi-Fi. The unsecured is available for everyone and doesn’t require any details to connect. On the other hand, the secured requires some details and maybe sign-ups and passwords before it can be used.
Guide for safely using the public Wi-Fi safely
The following precautions should be taken by every internet user for the safety of his data.
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- Don’t shop online using public WiFi because your data can be stolen by hackers. Although shopping online might not seem risky, your personal details like bank account can be stolen. Also, your credit card information is very important and should not be exposed to any one
- Never leave your smartphones or laptops in unfamiliar places, especially if you don’t use passwords. This is because hackers can easily gain access to your system, connect to a public Wi-Fi and hen steal your data.
- Leaving your phone in an automatic connectivity mode might make your BlueTooth or hotspot to be accessed without your permission. Although this is convenient, it might not be the best for you.
These are some of the tips for protecting you from hackers while using the public Wi-Fi. Also, try as much as possible to connect to secured Wi-Fis always. They’ll go a long way towards ensuring that your data is not stolen by hackers. In addition, you can use a VPN to make your connections.