9 Essential Things Everyone Should Remember When Connecting to Free Wi-Fi

Blog By suhas  |  20-09-17

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#9 Don’t use Net-Banking or key in you’re Banking Information

#9 Don’t use Net-Banking or key in you’re Banking Information

It is always advisable to use your mobile internet traffic while shopping online, it is any day better to splurge some megabytes rather than lose account safety.


#8 Switch off the Wifi while not using Internet

#8 Switch off the Wifi while not using Internet

You would be able to address three issues all at once by switching down the wifi the most primary one being saving your battery life, connection to a false network and annoying spam mails.


#7 Connect Using VPN

#7 Connect Using VPN

VPN helps you to connect through virtual server thereby your IP is protected online. Such networks, even though are pretty expensive and are not as fast compared to your wifi connection. But it is a better alternative any time of the day.


#6 Never let the Device Remember the Network

#6 Never let the Device Remember the Network

Often is the case that people let their devices connect to the hotspots frequently thereby getting auto connected, but here is the catch that frauds may create their own access point with the network of your name and access your data.


#5 Be Cautious about the NAME of the Network

#5 Be Cautious about the NAME of the Network

Most of the times the fake ones with free access are the culprits never fall prey to such tricks, always trust the wifi with an authenticated name and authorization.


#4 Have a good antivirus software

#4 Have a good antivirus software

It is always advised to have a premium antivirus software which would help your device to fight any malware or fake hotspot connections. Have your antivirus software updated regularly.


#3 Choose a network with two step Authentication

#3 Choose a network with two step Authentication

It is always important to have a text message sent for you to enter the password for the hotspot, this way you could easily negate the threat of wifi hacks.


#2 Keep Your Password Encrypted

#2 Keep Your Password Encrypted

Easily the most basic advise regarding the security of wifi hotspots, don’t write it down anywhere maintain a separate storage say a password manager for storing your password.


#1 Check the Website’s URL:

#1 Check the Website’s URL:

Here lies the big catch, if you don’t pay heed to what is the transfer protocol of your site you might be in big trouble, since HTTPS is the secured one, wherein you would be rest assured that all your transactions would be safe, but if you find any URL having only HTTP then the best piece of advice would be to stop doing anything further on that URL.








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