Must-dos while using ‘free’ Wi-Fi

You’re out and about, doing your shopping at the local mall. Or you’ve just checked into a hotel.

Perhaps you’re at a theme park. Either way, there’s public Wi-Fi and you need to get online. You could use your data allowance, but it could be that you’re about to reach the limit. Or you might be in a location with poor network reception.

Using public Wi-Fi seems to be the only answer in these cases. But is it safe?
In your rush to get online, you might have overlooked the fact that public Wi-Fi networks could be unsafe. Indeed, it might never have occurred to you that open Wi-Fi can be a risk. So before you sip your latte, and before you pull up Facebook on your phone, consider these simple secure strategies for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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