View Full Version : How to Protect Your Wi-Fi Connection

March 20th, 2015, 11:33 AM
NBC Nightly News yesterday, 3/19/15, had a clip about "How to Protect Yourself Against Free Wi-Fi Sites". Cyber criminals are setting up fake spots near legitimate free Wi-Fi sites to take control of your devices & information. They recommended never paying for hot spots, use only for-free sites, & always keep your security updated. You can view the video on the web for more detailed info. Just a warning to be careful out there & keep your electronic devices protected.

March 20th, 2015, 01:28 PM
Good information!

March 20th, 2015, 08:26 PM
Um.....sometimes hackers set up free hot spots and take all your information you put in...because perhaps they have the encryption key and so even though you may think the free ones are safe they aren't. If you don't want your information stolen, don't use your phones for shopping, credit card info, banking info, anything with names and social security numbers. Even the internet is not safe for any transaction. Shoot Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) got hacked. They have on file your name, address, phone number, social security number, and birth date. I doubt seriously they were hacked for your health information...no one cares how healthy you are.

March 20th, 2015, 08:31 PM
Oh, and you all probably have put your real names, addresses, dates of birth, and whatever other identifier on this website for this forum. All of that information is not needed to have a forum account. I am not saying it is currently hacked or not, but if you don't want your info stolen, don't put it out there for the world to see. There is no encryption on the forum website. So your info can easily be stolen. This is not a https website....the s means its encrypted and secure.

March 21st, 2015, 03:07 AM
Free hot spots are extremely suspicious. BEWARE. That's the best way hackers can snoop and infiltrate your system.