Tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi
The good news are that free Wi-Fi connectivity is available in pizza shops, airports, motorways, hotels, educational institutes, libraries and public places and parks but the irritating news are that data sent through public Wi-Fi is more open to interception of personal information than private or secured networks or password protected networks.
The solution to insecurity issue of public Wi-Fi is to keep your device security updates on regular basis, keep installed good antivirus and to adopt following security measures:
Look for HTTPS sites
When you are connected through a public WiFi hotspot, use only trusted sites which are using secured layer communication. The sites starting with address https are secured sites to browse through.
Avoid online transactions
Avoid using online transactions through public Wifi as much as possible
Remember to log off your accounts before leaving
Remember to log off your accounts before leaving the Wifi enabled area to prevent unauthorized access by hackers.
Different password for different sites
Use different password for different sites to prevent unauthorized access to your accounts and to increase the difficulty of sign in by unauthorized person.
Pay attention to browser alerts
Pay attention to fraudulent websites message or similar alerts by web browsers and keep yourself and your data safe.
Keep browser security up to date
Keep your browser security up to date to ensure proper security of your devices
Device setting for available connections
Consider changing your mobile or device settings to don’t connect automatically available Wifi connection.
Adopt precautions and enjoy safe browsing in free public WiFi zones.