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What’s Wrong with Using Public Wi-Fi?

sait profile image Sai gowtham Updated on ・1 min read

Unsecured Wi-Fi network is any network that does not require you to enter a password to use the network.

These open networks also involve unencrypted connections,leaving users at great risk.

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Samuel El.

What's not. Basically whatever you browse or the forms you submit can be traced by the admin. You can also be a victim to phishing..

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Meghan (she/her)

On HTTP. This is the reason for the big push to get the Web on 100% TLS!

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Jan De Dobbeleer

Unless the site uses HTTPS Preload, new sites you visit will always go over HTTP for the first request when using HTTPS. So, always use a trusted VPN 😉

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Wesley Ameling

Unless you use a (trusted) VPN :)

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Sergey Kislyakov 🇷🇺 🇺🇸

Not only the admin, but anyone with a network card that supports monitoring mode.

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Tim

Start with this: troyhunt.com/the-beginners-guide-t...

And then never feel safe again...

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