Prevent getting hacked while on public Wi-Fi and Keep your online presence and information private. Stop ISPs from spying and throttling your Internet speed!
Public Wi-Fi maybe one of the best inventions of the 21st Century. Aiding us and providing us with Unlimited Internet access in almost every corner of the streets. From Café’s to Pubs, Convenient stores to Big Supermarkets, Bus Stations to Train Stations, Wi-Fi accessibility has seen a spike in the last couple of years. But the questions we keep asking ourselves is ‘’ are these connections secured enough to transfer personal data’s across them?’’. It comes as no surprise to read in the news about huge firms having data’s and customer information’s breached or stolen. I read in the news a while go about the a breach in the servers of eBay .Often when we read such news , we ask ourselves , ‘’ if these huge firms – with high trained IT technicians and staffs can have their servers compromised , how much more these Public Wi-Fi’s ‘’ .
Luckily, there’s a way to protect ourselves from people who might be prying on these public Wi-Fi connections. After all, it’s an open connection and anyone can have access to your information. Below, I’m going to take you through a couple of steps that’ll guarantee your online safety anytime you log into a Public Wi-Fi
A) USE A VPN
VPN services like Hotspot Shield secures your browsing session and communications over your internet connections. They’re the best complements of anti-virus. Whereas an anti-virus protects you from viruses and other spywares that can be transmitted over these connections by third parties, the VPN secures your internet ID by hiding your IP and replacing it with a VPN servers IP. With this you can be rest assured that there won’t be anyone snooping on your personal data.
B) USE A SECURE WEB SESSION
The SSL (Secure Socket Layers) is a way by which a browsers communication over a network is encrypted. If there’s someone prying on a Public Wi-Fi for password or personal info’s, your traffic comes up as uninterpretable bunch of useless characters. Always be certain there’s an s in the http// prefix of the address bar before you visit any website.
C) HAVE THE UPDATED ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARES
Having the latest and updated version of anti-virus goes a long way to protect your security over these connections. They protect you against Viruses, Trojan, Spywares and other harmful software’s that can be transferred over these connections to jeopardize your safety online and also steal important private and personal information’s