5 Simple Ways to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

    Date28 Jun 2019
    671
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Wifi

    Nowadays, Wi-Fi is a “need” for almost everyone. Whether you are visiting a mall or dining in a restaurant, waiting at the airport or spending time at the library, you can easily access the internet through public Wi-Fi networks from any location free of cost. But are these networks secure? Is it safe to carry out your daily tasks while on public Wi-Fi?

    Although public Wi-Fi is a blessing, especially when you’re away from your home or office or visiting a different place or country, it’s actually a threat to your online privacy. Nothing in the world is free, and likewise, free public Wi-Fi, which appears to be facilitating you without any cost, can actually steal your personal as well as organizational data. There are many security risks associated with public Wi-Fi, including malware, data theft, spying, password hacking, and more.

    The link for this article located at Security Today is no longer available.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the LinuxSecurity Privacy news articles?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/25-what-do-you-think-of-the-linuxsecurity-privacy-news-articles?task=poll.vote&format=json
    25
    radio
    [{"id":"90","title":"Love them!","votes":"90","type":"x","order":"1","pct":78.95,"resources":[]},{"id":"91","title":"I'm indifferent","votes":"18","type":"x","order":"2","pct":15.79,"resources":[]},{"id":"92","title":"Not interested in this topic","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"3","pct":5.26,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    Advisories

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.