07 Apr 2023
Wireless Internet connection, often referred to as Wi-Fi, has become a popular offering from public businesses. Nowadays, there is free Wi-Fi available everywhere, especially in public spaces. This network is very convenient for staying connected while traveling. But it can pose various security and privacy concerns.
Can using public Wi-Fi be dangerous? This is often a topic of conversation among the public, which may sound dramatic, but online security is a serious issue. Public Wi-Fi networks do not require any passwords before users gain access to the network. This means anyone can connect to the network, and if you haven't secured your data properly, all users on the same network can access it - including hackers.
Hackers don't have to work hard to gain access to this information. They can intercept everything you access or enter online: work emails, bank account information, social media password details, and other confidential documents when you use the Public Wi-Fi network.
Even though you know the dangers of using public Wi-Fi, that doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. Here are four best practices to avoid potentially risky Wi-Fi networks in public places.
Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Set your phone and devices to not automatically connect to new Wi-Fi networks.
Don't Input Personal Information
Always log out of your account and disconnect from public Wi-Fi networks once you're done.
By taking appropriate precautions, you can enjoy the convenience of public Wi-Fi without compromising your privacy and security. Hope this information is useful!
Author: Ghea Devita
Marketing Communication PT Perkom Indah Murni