It is slowly getting easier to access free Wi-Fi in Australia, with various bars, cafes, restaurants and public spaces providing the service. However, like most things that are free it pays to do some homework instead of blindly blundering in. Here are 13 ways to stay safe.
The following infographic was put together by Budget Direct Home Insurance. As the accompanying blog post notes, around 25% of all public Wi-Fi hotspots are entirely unencrypted. It’s therefore imperative to be cautious about the networks you dial into due to the threat of unscrupulous businesses and hackers.
The following tips, precautions and strategies should all but eliminate the risks posed by public Wi-Fi. Remember: “The benefits of Wi-Fi-on-the-go only outweigh the risks until trouble strikes.”
Here’s the full infographic. (Click on each section to enlarge.)
[Via Budget Direct]