So you like Public WiFi?
Don't want to use up your limited mobile data?
Why not use unlimited public WiFi?
A boon for us, the "always-online" generation.
Unlimited data connections are available in public places such as cafes, libraries, airports, and parks.
With that much ease and "free" perk comes a cost. The dangers of using public WiFi (often insecure) can range from minor inconveniences to serious security breaches.
Public WiFi networks are also susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks, where a hacker intercepts the communication between your device and the network, allowing them to steal information or even control your device.
Additionally, be wary of clicking on unfamiliar links or entering personal information on public WiFi networks.
To use public WiFi safely and securely, it is crucial to take the following precautions:
- Use a VPN (like Nord, SurfShark, or Mullvard) to encrypt your internet connection and protect your information. Be aware; never use the "free VPN."
- Avoid accessing sensitive information: Avoid logging into online banking or other sensitive accounts while connected to public WiFi.
- Keep your device and software up-to-date to help protect against security vulnerabilities.
- Use a browser with built-in security features, such as Chrome or Firefox, to help protect against phishing scams and other online threats.
- Turn off file sharing on your device to prevent others from accessing your files and personal information.
Stay tuned for more such ways to stay safe in this online jungle.
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