If you are traveling this summer, chances are you’ll encounter a Wi-Fi hotspot (network).
Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, train stations, coffee shops, and other public places can be convenient, but often these hotspots are not secure, and can leave you at risk.
Whether you’re entertaining the kids by streaming a video on a tablet, downloading new travel applications on your smartphone or even taking your tablet poolside, there are precautions you should take to make sure your personal information is safe.
First and foremost, connect with care. If you're online through an unsecured network, you should be aware that individuals with malicious intent may have established a Wi-Fi network to eavesdrop on your connection. This could allow them to steal your credentials, financial information, or other sensitive and personal information. It’s also possible that they could infect your system with Malware. Any free Wi-Fi should be considered “unsecure.” Therefore, be cautious about the sites you visit and the information you release.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Here are 7 tips to remember when using Wi-Fi:
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