Do you use public wifi? Some tech experts may have you believe that you should never under any circumstances use public wifi, that the risks are simply not worth it.
Public wifi is convenient and should be accessible for all. Here are the risks involved and the ways you can get around them, so checking your emails in a café shouldn’t be an issue of security.
Public wifi networks are more vulnerable to being hacked than private networks, as hackers can easily hijack the connection between your device and the access point. There is also the possibility of logging into a rogue network, imitating a real wireless connection. In either instances, cybercriminals have the ability to access your personal information.
Firstly, always use the wifi network that is explicitly advertised in that public space. Rogue networks will adopt similar names, so check for the correct name and IP address (Internet Protocol – a numerical identification assigned to a device).
However, the best way to securely access public wifi is with a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN functions like an underground pathway that encrypts all your information, so hackers cannot detect your connection nor intercept your data.
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