As long as you have free Wi-Fi you can get all your work done including checking your financial statements or paying your bills online. While you’re paying your bills online, a complete stranger grabs his popcorn and enjoys a front row seat to you making their hacker lives super easy. You are giving them access to all your data. Yes you are! “SAY WHAAAT?Public Wi-Fi in coffee shops and hotels are not as safe as you think they are.Click To Tweet Even if they require a password, you are sharing your data with other people which means your information is at risk. That’s why today I am sharing with you 3 surefire ways to stay safe on public Wi-Fi.
Turn Off Sharing
You may want to share files at home with your family, with your printer or even allow remote login, you don’t want to do that on public Wi-Fi. So turn off sharing when using public wi-fi.
Use Https To Visit Websites
On regular http you are exchanging a lot of information that can be accessed by someone with the right skills. Use https when visiting websites. This way the data that you exchange is encrypted.
Turn Off Wi-Fi When Not Using It
If you’re work in a coffee shop doesn’t require you to be on Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. When you’re connected, people notice that your device is there and the snoopers will start snooping.
Consider Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Instead of wondering if a website is safe or not, you can choose to pay for a virtual private network. These services allow you to take your activities on a private network even when you are using public wi-fi. Do you use public Wi-fi? Which one of these safety options appeals for next time?