No greater joy of a traveler than to discover free wi-fi all along his journey, right? Airports, hotels, cafes, museums seem to have learned the shortest way to put a smile on our faces: a free and strong wi-fi connection.
But we may not be the only ones that smile. Anyone who is using a public hotspot exposes the mobile device to hackers, who will attempt to intercept data and steal personal information, such as email, passwords or credit card numbers.
Terrified by stories like “I’ve just returned back home, but my bank account is still “shopping” in an European capital city…” or “How could I have possibly done today 5 Uber journeys in Moscow since I haven’t yet got out of my bed?”
Here are 5 simple steps you can take to stay safe and not become “the hero” of such storiesMake sure the website you’re browsing has “https” in its address. This way, anything you type in is encrypted.
– Use a VPN service to keep your browsing private.
– Turn off file sharing, to block the other users from the same network.
– Use Safepay, Bitdefender’s protected browser, to keep your online transactions private and secure. It works just like a regular browser, and it gives you peace of mind when you do your online shopping and banking, even from unprotected hotspots.
– Get Bitdefender BOX to enjoy maximum security both at home and on the go. It’s a device that protects your entire home network and keeps your mobile devices secure at all times, even when you’re using a public hotspot. When you activate Private Line, BOX encrypts your mobile communication and scans it for threats.