Avoid PUBLIC WI-FI
Don’t connect to a free public Wi-Fi unless you absolutely have to. When necessary, utilize a VPN software to connect to a public Wi-Fi network so that a private tunnel is created, encrypting and protecting your data on the public network.
of Wi-Fi users are not aware of ransomware as a threat, regardless of how pervasive this threat is.
Check the integrity of the wi-fi
Make sure you check with the location you plan to use free Wi-Fi to ensure you are connecting to the intended Wi-Fi network and not a fake site set up by an attacker.
Turn off file sharing and Airdrop options when using a public Wi-Fi. Also, turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you are not using them.
More than one in ten had banked online using public Wi-Fi.
According to a survey,
had accessed their email using public Wi-Fi.
had shopped online using a credit card.
of all open wi-fi networks are susceptible to abuse.
employ anti-malware & antivirus
Ensure you have anti-malware and antivirus installed on your mobile devices. Be sure it is kept up to date and scan your device frequently.
of MILLENIALS have shared information while on public Wi-Fi, the largest percentage of any generation.
Disable geolocation on your phone or mobile device when you are not in a safe environment.
Two factor authentication: something you know + something you have
implement two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication requires a security code you receive on your phone to log in. This way, a malicious hacker can’t login unless they have access to your phone number or SMS, even if they know your mail account and password.
of Wi-Fi users do not believe public Wi-Fi is secure.
Use it anyway
stay aware of your surroundings
Never work with sensitive data in public where someone can see over your shoulder and steal that data.
of Wi-Fi users connect to public Wi-Fi at least three times per week and,
connect to public Wi-Fi every day.
use your own wi-fi
Invest in a Wi-Fi mobile hot spot available for purchase via a wireless carrier.