Why you should not use Public Wifi


Wifi or Wireless Fidelity helps a user connect the device to the Internet. It is wireless and thus is preferred over broadband. Wifi allows a group of people to join the same network. Wifi can also be used to share files. Bluetooth speed is very low compared to WiFi and thus users prefer it more.

While technology has many benefits for the user but sometimes it can also become a nightmare for many people. This is because when we are connected to the same WiFi network, hackers can easily hack our private information, private files, access our apps, and even steal banking credentials.

How do they do this?

Well, the answer is very simple. When multiple devices are connected to the same WiFi network, all devices first send information to the same WiFi server and this server does the rest. Since multiple devices are connected to the same network, the server controls all the data at once and hackers can hack your data in this exchange of data process between networks.

What are cookies?

Cookies are information files that contain private logins or other information. The simplicity of understanding cookies is that when we try to log in on websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc., they ask for usernames and passwords, all you need to do is to enter the password at a time and these login information Cookies are saved as.

When we are connected to WiFi with many users, we are at risk of getting hacked. Hacking and stealing browser cookies is a very simple process for hackers. This way hackers can hack your social media accounts, private documents, etc.

How to be safe in a public wifi network?

First of all, I would suggest you not to use the wifi network. Use your telecom network. Never access your bank accounts on a public WiFi network as this can become the biggest regret of your life. If you want to use WiFi in public then you must have a protected VPN network.

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Networking. In virtual private networks, your device information is hidden from the server and thus you can stay away from being hacked. There are many free VPN apps available and mostly we recommend you to use Opera VPN etc. If you can buy a VPN, this can help you increase device security.

Remember, always use a VPN to be safe on a WiFi network. Your small mistake can cause big losses.

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