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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST 'FREE WI-FI' SCAMS
Have you ever joined a free Wi-Fi connection? Well you’re not alone. Millions of us have found ourselves out in public at a coffee shop, an airport, or a hotel looking for a cheap way to connect to the internet on our phones, laptops or tablets.
If you log onto the wrong Wi-Fi hotspot you could be giving cybercriminals the keys to your smartphone or computer. Meaning they can gain access to your identity, your personal information, even your bank account.
Check out this short 2-minute video from NBC News on how to protect yourself against WiFi scams:
The key takeaway is you should always be cautious about using free Wi-Fi out in public. Make sure it is from a trustworthy source, avoid paying for hot spots, and keep your security software up to date.
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