Wireless Hotspot Security

If you have a wireless device, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, or a smartphone, most likely you have connected to a public or private hotspot.  You need to make sure that you keep your data private and secure.  Check out PC Magazine’s below article, that will help you keep your data private and secure.

PC Magazine’s Ten Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368802,00.asp

Remember that unless the website that you are connecting to is a secured web site (the website address starts with “httpss”, rather than with “https”), or if you are not using a VPN, then the information that you are entering and accessing from that website, is not being transmitted and received using encryption, and therefore could be used accessed by others, that could be used for malicious purposes.

Some web sites, such as Facebook and Google can be accessed using non-secured and secured website addresses.  If there is only a non-secured website address available to access the website, then remember that all the information that is being transmitted and received between your device, and the web site, is being transmitted and received unencrypted over the internet, and is therefore unsecured.

When you access a secured web site, all the information that is being transmitted and received between your device, and the web site, is being transmitted and received encrypted, and is therefore secured.  Always try to use secured web site addresses, when possible, especially when transmitting your username and password to login to the website, or when keying in any other private information that you don’t want anyone else to have access to.

Unsecured website addresses examples:

https://www.facebook.com

https://www.google.com

Secured website addresses examples:

httpss://www.facebook.com

httpss://www.google.com
 

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If you have a wireless device, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, or a smartphone, most likely you have connected to a public or private hotspot.  You need to make sure that you keep your data private and secure.  Check out PC Magazine's below article, that will help you keep your data private…