DON’T Use Public WiFi Until You Read This

CATEGORY: In The Know | DATE: July 13, 2018

If there’s one mortal cybersecurity sin of which we’re all guilty, it’s connecting to free public WiFi.

Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check e-mail and surf the web is just too strong to resist. But BEFORE you connect to any free, public WiFi, you need to ensure the connection is legitimate.

It’s not uncommon for hackers to set up fake clones of public WiFi access points to try and get you to connect to their WiFi instead of the legitimate, safe public one made available to you.

Before connecting:

Make sure to check with an employee of the store or location to verify the name of the network they are providing.

Never access financial, medical or other sensitive data while on public WiFi.

Avoid shopping online or entering your credit card information unless you’re absolutely certain that the connection point you’re logged on to is safe and secure.

By putting proactive plans in place to protect your business’s data, you can avoid the chaos of getting your data hacked. Contact our Baton Rouge IT Company today!