Do This BEFORE You Connect To Public WiFi

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We’re all guilty.

Whether at a coffee shop or a hotel or the airport, we’ve all connected our laptops or phones to a public Wi Fi network without paying attention to those online agreements we sign.

Yes, those online agreements, although filled with legal jargon are extremely important to look at.

Now, I’m not asking you to read all the “legalease” of the agreement.

I’m asking you to pay attention to how it looks.
Take a few moments to pay attention to the name of the Wi Fi network you’re connecting to.


Does it look right?

When the legal agreement opens, look it over!
And look for these red flags when reviewing the agreement:

  • Misspellings
  • Strange logos that don’t seem to fit
  • Header text that is worded strangely or is asking for information that you shouldn’t need to provide

Black hat hackers can easily set up something called a “Hotspot Honeypot”

Hotspot honeypots are a fake clone of a legitimate Wi Fi network that is designed to harvest and steal your data.

Never, ever access financial, medical or other sensitive data on any public Wi Fi network, even if it is legitimate

And certainly don’t shop online or enter your credit card number unless you’re absolutely certain that the network you’re on is 100% safe.


Are you careful about connecting to public Wi Fi networks or do you like to live dangerously and roll the dice? 

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