Can you Trust Public Wi-Fi?

Public Wi-Fi

Nearly every café, restaurant and shop provide their customers with a public Wi-Fi connection. And of course, anyone would happily make use of this free service, but do we ever think of the risks? Although we might trust the brand or company providing us with the Wi-Fi, it’s the other users you have to watch out for. It costs about £50 to get the equipment to hack a Router, which means they can see what your searching, have access to your online files and more.

If you think about all the information you keep on your phone, would you really want to share that with anyone else? A majority of people have the following…

  • Social Accounts
  • Online Banking
  • Quick Payment
  • Email
  • Dropbox

Most the time if you are connected to public Wi-Fi, your device will tell you if your network is unsecure. But remember, not everything is always free. Millennials just focus on getting online and don’t stop to realise what information they are giving out. Most the time you have to sign up to something before getting online, this tends to involve giving out your phone number, email address, home address, name, age and much more. You wouldn’t give this to a stranger, so why would you give it to an unknown network?

But do not worry, there are ways to get online wherever you are with a secure connection. And that’s with Mobile Broadband. You will be able to browse online with multiple gadgets as they will be connected to your very own hotspot and it will be all password protected. If you would like to know more about Mobile Broadband please see our past blog posts. To view Mobile Broadband devices please see our product page.


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