Public Wi-fi a Hotspot For Hackers

Many people find using the Internet in the same setting can weaken productivity, and use one of many venues with
Wi-Fi to break up the monotony. Galloway Patch however, cautions that a few precautions should be taken before venturing out into the hotspots.
Wi-Fi hotspots not only attract people looking for a change of scenery, they make great targets for identity thieves because most people don’t adequately prepare their computers for public use. Within minutes, a hacker could break into an ill-prepared computer. It is suggested that any computer that will be used in public needs an
active firewall to monitor traffic coming to and from a computer, and blocking any traffic deemed suspicious.


“While a change of scenery can do wonders for productivity, it’s important to take a few simple precautions before using a public wifi hotspot. Anyone with a wifi-enabled computer can access a hotspot as long as they are close enough to it.”

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