Public Wi-Fi – Do You Exercise Caution?
B2B internet and Kaspersky Lab carried out a recent survey to see if people took precautions when using public wi-fi hot-spots.
The results revealed that a staggering 34%, of those who took part in the survey, never took precautions despite the fact that it is easy for traffic along these networks can be intercepted and used for evil purposes. 14% even stated that they used these hotspots to shop and bank online event though they were exposing their bank details and credit/debit cards to such risks.
Kaspersky warned that even if the connections were on https connection, encrypted or password protected there were still risks involved in using these networks and without encryption cyber-criminals have an easy time accessing and stealing data.
Only 13% of the people surveyed admitted to checking the level of encryption of the hot-spot.
Next time you use such a hot-spot check the security before you use it.
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