7 Public Places Where You Must Guard Your Internet Privacy

By MakeTechEasier.com

7 Public Places Where You Must Guard Your Internet Privacy

As internet access and Wi-Fi availability in public places spreads…the threats to your privacy also grow. Protect yourself.
–PC Pitstop.

We all know the basic rules of Internet privacy. However, we’re very comfortable with our own usage at work or at home. It’s easy to just adopt those same rules wherever we access the Internet, but that’s where the danger lies. All Internet access points are not created equal. The following is a list of places to be sure to not take your Internet privacy for granted, as there is possible danger lurking and waiting.

1. Hotels

Hotels make it so easy to access their High-speed Internet access. Sometimes it’s just available automatically throughout the building, and at other times they give you a passcode. However, if it’s that easy for you to access the Internet, it’s also that easy for others to access your information. While using a hotel’s Internet access, you never want to share any private information. The hotel’s network places a cookie that allows you the access. The cookie isn’t on your system, but on theirs, so there isn’t any way to erase their connection to you.

2. In-flight Wifi
In-flight Wifi used to be an anomaly, but now it seems to be the norm more often than not. It can be expensive considering you’re getting that access for only a few hours, yet it’s so handy to be able to do work while flying, taking advantage of that time. However, most airlines use the Gogo service, and they offer no encryption, making it easy for hackers to help themselves to your login information to sites. Additionally, some devices will keep searching for the Gogo network even after you have left the airplane.



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