Monday, May 1, 2017

10 Ways to Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi

We live in a world where security is something we need to pay attention to continuously.  Whether you know it or not, bad guys are out there and they are frequently sniffing the signals of open WiFi to try and steal your valuable data.  To that end, the good folks at TheBestVPN have put together this list of ways to stay safe.  When you are done reading, head over to their website and check them out.  
 
Here are some comments from the company and the list.
 

Public Wi-Fi: How to Stay Secure 

 

 

The more we are heading towards convenience and simplicity, the greater we are exposed to data breaches and personal information. All we need is to fall within the wifi range and we can enable it, connecting to the internet. 

 

What used to be done on personal computers in the past can conveniently be done on mobiles and tablets these days. To save on time and cost, public wifi is extensively available at public places in most of the countries. 

 

Simplified access of wifi over wired networks has moved people away from firewalls and network security softwares. Individuals and small businesses leaving networks unsecured without sufficient encryption, has further aggravated the situation. 

 

In addition, data breach has also taken a new direction, with novel ways being implemented every alternate day to exploit user information. 

 

While it is difficult to out-perform astute programmers with their hacking skills, we can certainly adhere to safer practices while hooking to a public wifi. Take a look at this infographic -

 
 
 
 
 
 
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