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Follow these Steps to stay safe on Public Wifi

Public Wifi
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1. Public Wifi – Think before choosing a Wifi Network :

In this days you can find free wi-fi network everywhere. There are lot of cafe’s, Mall’s and many more place where they provide free wi-fi for public. You should always think before connecting a network you should choose the correct one wisely as there are many wifi name which are similar or so close to each other. Because hacker may create a free wi-fi in a public place related a brand name of place name. You may become a victim when you access that network.

2. Turn off your Sharing :

It’s safe to turn off sharing your public files and folders in a free public wi-fi zone. If you are using a windows tab or notebook, you can do it from your Control Panel. To do it –

– Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced sharing settings
– Now check Turn off network discovery and Turn off file and printer sharing.

3. Use VPN :

VPN is secure. By creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on a public Wi-Fi zone can protect yourself. Because traffic between your network and VPN server is always encrypted. So a hacker can’t sniff your data easily. There are many free VPN provider but you should always use premium VPN provider. Premium VPN network’s are more secure.

4. Check for Https://

Https represents the connection is secure. You should use https extention in your browser. It is available in all top level browser. This extension show’s only the secured part of any website.

5. Don’t use Apps :

In public wi-fi zone try to avoid using apps. Instead use browser. Logout from any services you logged in though that public network before disconnecting from Public Wi-Fi.

6. Enable two step Authentication :

Try to enable two factor authentication. You should always try to enable it in your facebook, twitter, gmail or any email and social network services. Two step authentication represents strong security.

7. Forget the Network :

Delete the network from your device after disconnecting from public Wi-Fi. It will make sure your device will not connect automatically on that network. Try to make sure unchecking “Connect Automatically” before connecting the network.


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