Using Wi-Fi - Connect with Care
- Keep an
updated machine. Having the latest security software, operating system, web
browser and apps can help protect you from the malware and other threats you
may encounter when using Wi-Fi.
- Do not assume the Wi-Fi connection is secure. Many hotspots do not encrypt the
information you send on the Wi-Fi network.
- Do not log into accounts, especially financial accounts, when using public wireless networks.
- It is not uncommon for
cybercriminals to set up a Wi-Fi network called “free Wi-Fi” in airports,
hotels, and other public places.
cellular 3G/4G connection is generally safer than a Wi-Fi connection.
- Consider turning off features on your computer or mobile devices that allow you to automatically connect to Wi-Fi.