10 Things You Should Never Do When Using Public Wi-Fi

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Connecting without caution

So you’ve disabled your automatic connections, but you still need to occasional public Wi-Fi access. Be careful about which networks you choose to connect to.

“Attackers can set up phony Wi-Fi hotspots to lure users to connect to and use them, and then steal data passing through the network, which is under their control,” Sun says. He explains an attacker may set up a Wi-Fi network named Starbucks-guest-wifi-1, for instance, knowing users will assume it’s safe.

“We should always use caution and verify the trustworthiness before using a public Wi-Fi network.”

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