Important Things Everyone Should Know While Connecting to Free WiFi


Important Things Everyone Should Know While Connecting to Free WiFi. That moment when you catch free WiFi is the most happiest one sometimes. Now a days Government in different countries have installed public WiFi booths so that people can enjoy free internet. Free WiFi are great but also have some safety hazards. The most fearing hazard of free WiFi is loosing all the money in your bank account.

Important Things Everyone Should Know While Connecting to Free WiFi

We have jotted down some steps to ensure that people don’t become a victim of any fraud while using public Wi-Fi access.

  • Don’t use internet banking or type in your bank card information

Never use your personal information related to bank on free public WiFi. In case in is important to open it, purchase online internet from any operator.

  •  Turn off WiFi when not using internet

By turning off Wi-Fi, you resolve three issues at once: rapid discharge of your battery, automatic connection to a fraudulent network, and annoying ad emails.

  • Connect using VPN

VPN lets you to stay anonymous while online. In this way websites you enter will see the virtual network IP, not yours.

  • Don’t Let your device remember the free Network

Never let your mobile remember the free network and remove it when used. Frauds could create their own access point with the same name and thus get access to your profile data.

  • Pay attention to the name of network
 Hackers usually use same name of network with slight difference. It confuses uses and they opt for the wrong network.
Five Things Everyone Should Know While Connecting to Free WiFi
  •  Install good antivirus softwares

Install up to dates anti virus version of software to save your device from false practices.

  • Connect to networks with two stage authentication

Choose a hotspot that requires you to enter a code sent as a text message to your phone. In such way criminals will not be able to hack you by using duplicate names.

  • Keep your passwords encrypted

Don’t store passwords on media devices to remain on safe side. However if its important to do this keep your passwords encrypted.

  • Check the website’s URL
 If you see any weird characters in a familiar website’s URL, it most likely means that this website is not authentic. Google.com and ɢoogle.com aren’t the same thing.

  • Use Safe Connection 

A safe connection is simple to identify: the URL starts with https:// instead of the usual http://. Some websites, like Google, always use a secure connection to transfer data.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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