Is Wi-FI Safe?

Access to Wi-Fi in public places (coffee shops, hotels, gas stations, and airports) can be very convenient. It is great to be able to use your mobile device practically everywhere you go. However, there are potential dangers including stolen data. Follow these tips to avoid problems:

  1. Start with your mobile device at home. Make sure all antivirus, anti-spyware, and browsing software is updated. Keep your firewall activated at all times.
  2. Treat all Wi-Fi connections with suspicion. Hackers can set up fake connections whose names might look legitimate.
  3. At the Wi-Fi location, ask someone who works there the name of the network to be sure you’re accessing the right one. If you have a choice between a password-protected connection and a non-password-protected connection, choose password protection even if you have to pay for it.
  4. Refrain from completing private transactions, such as banking or purchases that require you to enter a credit card number, using a Wi-Fi connection. Save these activities for home.
  5. Even if you’re still operating your device, turn off the Wi-Fi connection when you’re done using the Internet.
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