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

    Date 28 Jun 2019
    Posted By Brittany Day

    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.

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