Open Wi-Fi networks involve unencrypted connections, compromised machines or even the hotspot itself can be malicious—leaving user’s data at a great risk. It is reported that there are 100,000 unsecured public Wi-Fi across the world, meaning that one in four is not secure.
What to Do?
- Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks for the processing of your sensitive information as possible.
- Use only encrypted sites and apps when on a public network
- Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to encrypt the traffic between your device and server