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Public Wifi: What You Need to Know

Posted by Keith Shaffer on Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Think using  public wifi is safe? Think again!

CBS recently did a study and found that most Americans who use public Wifi are blissfully unaware of the risks such actions involve. Kevin Clark, a County Prosecutor and expert in cybercrime recently explained the risk. "The chances of you being hacked far exceeds the chances of your home being burglarized. This is a big business."

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There are a few good rules to follow when using Public Wifi. 

1.) Never make any financial transactions

2.) Don't enter any information you wouldnt feel comfortable giving to a stranger.

3.) Stay signed out of your email and social media accounts

 

To protect yourself when using public Wifi you should use a VPN (virtual private network) to encrypt your traffic. (There are apps you can download that make this very easy!) In addition, any websites or apps that require log in credentials should have strong and rotating passwords. Ideally, your password to one account would not match passwords to any other accounts.   

 

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