Cyber criminals are now actively targeting public wifi users to steal and sell their information for profit, or quite simply, to steal money themselves.
The latest survey by online anti-virus company Norton showed that 51 per cent of public wifi users were taking significant risks by not connecting through a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
“It’s very profitable for criminals to gather your valuable details. You just shouldn’t be looking at your bank account on a public wifi, particularly if you’re re-entering your password,” said Ryan Kalember, of security company Datapoint.
The most targeted piece of information by cyber criminals is your passwords. It is recommended that you never enter a password while connected to wifi.
Will you be more careful about using wifi in a public place in the future?