Ten Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security

Public Wi-Fi Hotspots can be a hacker’s paradise. Following these ten basic security tips can mean the difference between safe surfing and an identity-theft or data-loss nightmare.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are usually unsecured. After all, they’re intended to be a convenience, so it’s in their admins interest to make it easier for users to connect to them. Unfortunately, that same lack of security also makes connecting to them risky. Here are ten very simple measures you can take to stay safe, whether you’re connecting in the coffee shop next door or in an airplane 35,000 feet in the air.

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