Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

When you're out and about, it’s recommended that you use mobile data or hotspot devices to connect to the internet, instead of public Wi-Fi where possible. But there are ways you can stay safe on public WiFi.

Public Wi-Fi networks pose security risks to users, it’s true, but fortunately there are many tips to take note of in order to stay safe and secure online. In a recent survey, 70% of tablet owners and 53% of smartphone/mobile phone owners stated that they use public Wi-Fi hotspots.

However, because data sent through public Wi-Fi can easily be intercepted, many mobile device and laptop users are risking the security of their personal information, digital identity, and money.