Best Practices to Keep Your Data Secure on Public Wi-Fi

Accessing the Internet using private Wi-Fi connections at home and in the office is safer than accessing the Internet using public Wi-Fi.

Why?

Simply because on private Wi-Fi, you can set up the Wi-Fi on your own and you know the people who are connecting to it.

While on public Wi-Fi, you don’t know how it has been set up and who else is sharing the network. It may say it is a restaurant Wi-Fi, but it could be just a random guy with a laptop who is trying to steal your sensitive data such as your email address and password.

Let’s be real. You may often connect to a public Wi-Fi without thinking twice, especially when it’s free.

You love connecting to public Wi-Fi and so do hackers!

I’m not saying not to use public Wii, just proceed with caution.

To help you with this, here are the best practices to keep your data secure on public Wi-Fi:

Avoid doing online banking or accessing your sensitive data on public Wi-Fi even if you see HTTPS at the top of the sites

Choose password-protected Wi-Fi connections

Keep the Windows Firewall enabled

Ensure your computer is up to date

Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

You can manage the risks associated with public Wi-Fi by following these best practices.

Spread awareness.

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