How to Stay Safe on Public WiFi While Traveling
Going to use a free WiFi hotspot? Be ready to pay with your sensitive data! Slowly but surely, humanity picks itself back up after the COVID-19 pandemic. Borders are opening for tourism, air and rail travels come back, restaurants and hotels resume their work as before. As a result, people start visiting new countries and spending more time in airports, hotels, restaurants and thus start using public WiFi more frequently. According to the statistics, over half of the people are used to connecting to wireless networks while traveling. But are public WiFi hotspots secure? Well, we all know the answer. They aren’t. And this is a credible threat. About 75% of free WiFi users take a significant risk when using such networks. Although convenient for travelers, public WiFis provide an easy way for cybercriminals to monitor users' online activities and steal their account credentials, passwords, and other sensitive information.