5 Tips To Do Whenever You Use Airport Wi-Fi

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Free airport wi-fi is a great perk for travelers but it can also be a hunting ground for cybercriminals.

A few criminals have begun labeling their own copycat wi-fi networks as “free airport wi-fi” in order to get unsuspecting travelers to log on so they can hack their information.

Here are a few things that you can do to make it more difficult for the criminals:

  1. Create hard to guess passwords, and change them often.
  2. Check to make sure that the websites you are using begin with an "https:" address marker and have a lock symbol to the left of them.
  3. Check for misspellings or poor grammar on the website. These are usually signs that it could be fake.
  4. Consider using a VPN (virtual private network) to access your office computers.
  5. Use your own hotspot. Using your own wi-fi cuts out the potential of strangers snooping in on your connection.

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