WiFi Internet has added much convenience to our daily lives, with its easy accessibility in public places such as restaurants, hotels, and cafes; malls, parks, and even in airplanes, where we can connect online for faster transactions and communication. Like any online technology, however, it’s vulnerable to hacker abuse, posing potential threats to you and your mobile devices.
Public WiFi hotspots in particular are unsecure, easily hacked by cybercriminals. Some ways you can be hacked when connected to public WiFi include (MUO, Bates, 10/3/16):
Ways you can protect yourself when using public WiFi include (Wired, Nield, 8/5/18):
The last piece of advice should probably be your first line of defense. Trend Micro WiFi Protection, for example, protects your devices from online threats by providing just such a VPN. It safeguards your private information when using public hotspots by automatically turning on when the device connects to an unsecured WiFi network. This ensures total anonymity from public servers and hides your data from hacker inspection by encrypting your data over the network. Trend Micro WiFi Protection also includes built-in web threat protection that protects you from online frauds and scams that can come your way via malicious links—and notifies you if there are any WiFi security issues on the network itself. You’ll be happy to also know that Trend Micro WiFi Protection does not affect your WiFi speed as it connects to its local or regional secured server.
Stay safe on public WiFi! Trend Micro WiFi Protection is available for PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices.
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