Why we should not use the Public Wi-Fi?
Why Hackers Love public Wi-Fi..??
We usually see a lot of free Wi-Fi Providing us a High-speed Internet access and are easy to connect. But we are unaware of the back-side work process of a free Wi-Fi.
Do Public Wi-Fi have a strong encryption?
Why our bank website warns us while logging through a public Wi-Fi?
It is simply because public Wi-Fi encryption is not strong enough to stop hackers to have a good look on your data. For a network to be secure needs a good encryption which cost some couple of bugs and nobody have such a good heart to pay your checks for free while you use their services. There are some reports where public use the free Wi-Fi to login through here personal bank accounts or social media accounts where their credentials got sacrificed.
So, in short public Wi-Fi are not the secure way to access the world of internet.
Public Wi-Fi can infect your device from a malware
Did you ever connected your phone to a public Wi-Fi..?? If yes, then your device may be infected with a malware. because public Wi-Fi is the most wonderful place for a hacker to install his malware and malware can be from a spyware to a ransomware. There was a recent report in which a public Wi-Fi was infected with a worm named Mirai making everyone else infected who connects to the Wi-Fi.
Men in The Middle Attack
MITM is one of the most famous hacking attacks where a hacker intercept the connection between device and the network and monitor all the incoming and outgoing data and the public Wi-Fi is the best example because what else can be more easy than interrupting the unencrypted network with the most useful data like login credentials. By MITM a hacker can also install a spyware or can also take the Remote Code Execution of your device.
So how can you protect yourself while using a Public Wi-Fi?
So not everything is bad there are some good ways by which you can access through public Wi-fi without getting robbed. VPN (virtual private network) can help you to connect a Public Wi-Fi with a full end to end encryption so while you are connected with an unencrypted Wi-Fi your data will still be encrypted by your VPN but please select your VPN wisely because VPNs can be dangerous too if you didn’t select the right one
conclusion- public Wi-Fi are not the secure way to access Internet so enjoy your coffee at the cafe
Pease answer my curiosity- who is more stupid Humans or AIs?