Beware of Public Wi-FI

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Blog, Mobile Devices, Security | Comments Off on Beware of Public Wi-FI

Beware of Public Wi-FI

Its summer time!!! That means its vacations, camps, and spending more time in other places; and most of us will be taking our mobile devices and laptops with us on these outings. But cell service may not be available in these areas, or you may consider saving cellular data usage by using the “Free Public Wi-Fi” at the hotel, coffee shop or restaurant. While this may seem like a great idea, you should consider who else is using the same Wi-Fi or network. Is the Wi-Fi really be offered by the place you are at or someone nefarious offering the Free Wi-Fi? ¬†Someone else on the free wi-fi could easily be acting as a man in the middle, and capturing all your data to include usernames, passwords, and account information.¬†Identity theft is a lucrative and easy way for criminals to make thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims. So before you jump on the next free Wi-Fi, consider how much it may cost you down the road. Watch this video for more info.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTEXgEHxkM0

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