Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Security Risks of Public Wi-Fi


Risks of Using Unsecured Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is undoubtedly what almost everyone today uses at one time or another. But you need to understand the risks with this.

Drinking your coffee at the local coffee shop, when you just logged on to the local Wi-Fi with your laptop or mobile device and are surfing the web. But are you aware of how vulnerable you are when you are at your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot?

A 7-year-old girl hacked a Wi-Fi hot-spot in a South London coffee shop. In about 10 minutes after watching a YouTube tutorial to showed how easy it is to hack unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspot. Just by using information and techniques readily available on the Internet.

Most all Wi-Fi networks that are for home and business uses are password protected and encrypted. However, most public Wi-Fi hotspots are set up strictly for convenience - Not security.

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