They say good things come for free, but not all of them. This blog post quickly takes you through the risks of using unsafe Wi-Fi and some security tips should you access such networks.
From café shops to public libraries, and metro stations to restaurants, most public places now offer Wi-Fi for free. And who does not like ‘Free’ things? We all love it and wish it was all over the place, don’t we? And when this very word is linked to Internet, people just can’t stop themselves from using it. And in this rage of excitement, they knowingly or unknowingly reveal themselves to cyber hackers and criminals.
When you are on an unsafe Wi-Fi, an attacker can access whatever data you are providing away online, including your login data, banking information, etc.
The biggest threats of unsafe Wi-Fi networks
Using an unsafe Wi-Fi connection, a hacker can:
1. Access your account’s user ID and passwords.
2. Capture the data of online traffic processed on your phone or PC. In this way, they can maintain a data of the websites you mostly see, and do attack from these websites.
3. Gain access to your PC, its network and data.
4. Trigger a spam or malware threat on your device.
5. Hijack the account you are logged into, and use it for malicious activities.
6. Take you to a phishing webpage where you might provide your personal data.
Security tips for Wi-Fi Hotspots
The probability of you being hacked far goes beyond the chances of your home being burglarized. This is a big market, say experts at Pc Experts Help. This data could not be any truer. So, keep in mind that free, unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots are good as long as they are used only for surfing websites. Stay safe!
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