Public Wi-Fi Is Like Free Junk Food

Public Wi-Fi Is Like Free Junk Food

I stumbled upon this article: Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi.  This seven security tips from the articles are worth to keep in mind:

  • Don’t use public Wi-Fi to shop online, log in to your financial institution, or access other sensitive sites — ever
  • Use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to create a network-within-a-network, keeping everything you do encrypted
  • Implement two-factor authentication when logging into sensitive sites, so even if malicious individuals have the passwords to your bank, social media, or email, they won’t be able to log in
  • Only visit websites with HTTPS encryption when in public places, as opposed to lesser-protected HTTP addresses
  • Turn off the automatic Wi-Fi connectivity feature on your phone, so it won’t automatically seek out hotspots
  • Monitor your Bluetooth connection when in public places to ensure others are not intercepting your transfer of data
  • Buy an unlimited data plan for your device and stop using public Wi-Fi altogether

Public Wi-Fi is like free junk food, then. Delicious but threatening if you consume too much and neglect what your body security says.

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