Free public Wi-Fi networks may seem like an easy and convenient way to access the internet while on the go, but the risks involved with using them can seriously outweigh any convenience or ease. There are a lot of risks to the data on your phone! Studies show that the vast majority of Americans don’t avoid public Wi-Fi. A security firm set up fake Wi-Fi hotspots at the Republican National Convention with names ranging from “I VOTE TRUMP! FREE INTERNET” to more legitimate-sounding monikers like “ATTWifi at GOP.” According to Avast, 1,200 people logged into those fake hotspots — and 68.3 percent of them went on to conduct online activities that compromised their identities and data.
The risk of attackers installing malware is present even if you’re using a Mac-based computer to connect to a public Wi-Fi network. While Mac users have long believed that they are safe from viruses and trojans normally, this is increasingly becoming less true.
Although there's no 100% foolproof solution, here are some ways on how to protect yourself.
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