Free Wifi – Is There Anything To Be Concerned About

With the impending completion of the Adelaide city wifi network , how secure is it to use public wifi ? Should you do your banking on one or any financial transactions , such as shopping  These are open wifi networks , which means that traffic , your internet surfing is not encrypted , that means people ( bad guys ) can see what you are doing. There are 3 ways you can be attacked  There are “man in the middle attacks” where a hacker puts themself between 2 computers and intercepts or changes communication between them  “Packet sniffers” where people use computers or mobile devices to intercept any information sent over unsecured wifi  Fake wifi networks which masquerade as legitimate networks in order to steal information  So what do they steal ? Use names and passwords for online banking , social media , emails , shopping  So what should you… Read More

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