You are out of your home to another place and unfortunately, you spotted a WiFi with no passkey 😋, you know that feeling.
Especially when you’re tired of buying Data plans, public Wi-Fi is the only way to keep up with work and friends while you out or broke.
But do you know you will never sip water from a public tap unless you are pretty sure it is safe to drink, but in terms of Public WiFi, you don’t care if it is safe to use, instead you just connect to it, It’s a bad dude✌️
You need to be concerned about the Public Wi-Fi networks you connect into, Most of us don’t take precautions and that’s one reason why cyber-crimes and hacking are still prevailing.
Hackers most used means of attack is known as MIMT (Man In The Middle Attack) they make use of the security flaw in the routers of the cafe or Public wifi and exploits it to access the data that passes between you and the wifi.
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So how are we going to save our ass from falling victim since we can’t do without this public WiFi, we love free things🤗, Then you have to start checking whether the public WiFi network you want to use is secured or unsecured before you join it.
A lot of all public Wi-Fi hotspots are entirely unencrypted, therefore use networks that require a log-in and password only.
Even the most secure-looking public WiFi networks are targeted by hackers. You will need to improve security on your end also, by avoiding signing into sensitive websites (such as online banking) while you are away from home.
But if it seems that you’ve got no choice than to use this Public Wifi, then try to maintain different passwords for each account you use, and always sign out when you’ve finished with whatsoever you’re doing.
Public Wi-Fi is actually a good thing!, It’s great to have it around. am proud of those countries that have that, because here in my country there’s nothing like free WiFi 🤣🤣, if you see a Free WiFi networks, it’s probably someone who has mistakenly turned ON his/her hotspot 🥴.
But while none of us ‘expects’ to get hacked, millions get Hacked each year so why not tune up your online security with this new guide to keep staying safe on public Wi-Fi🤷
The benefits of Wi-Fi-on-the-go only outweigh the risks until trouble strikes. With the right precautions, you can seriously reduce the chances of that happening.
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