9 Crucial Things Everyone Should Remember When Connecting to Free Wi-Fi

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There are no doubts about that Free Wi-Fi is awesome. Although public networks conceal a great number of risks, even including the risk of losing all the funds in your bank account.

The very crucial tips are collected by  Rad Beaver to ensure that when using public Wi-Fi access you shall never become a victim of web fraud.

1. Don’t use internet banking or type in your bank card information.

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Use mobile traffic to make online purchases or Internet banking is the more foolproof way to protect yourself from data theft.For your account safety, get few paid megabytes at a reasonable price.

2. Turn off the Wi-fi if you don’t use the internet.

You resolve three issues at once by turning off Wi-Fi:

1. Rapid discharge of your battery,

2. Automatic connection to a fraudulent network,

3. And annoying ad emails.

Add an extension called DoNotTrackMe to your browser for additional protection against the latter that does not won’t let the device track your movements.

3. Connect using VPN.

While being online VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to stay anonymous: websites you enter will see the virtual network IP, not yours.

Through such networks are mostly paid and they slow down your connection. Apparently, the price is normally not that high, and most VPN providers yet have free services as well.

4.Don’t let your device remember the network.

Many devices automatically remember and connect to the hotspot they used at least once before. With the similar name frauds can create their own access point and eventually can get access to your profile data or even, with certain artifice, to your finances.

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