A day without internet is like starving the entire day. At a time, when we are living our lives at the courtesy of the internet, we can’t afford to let it loose from our attention.
All our gadgets from a mobile phone to television, home security, and vehicles that we use to travel are smartly operated.
While we are inside our homes, we certainly enjoy the benefits of added security to our internet access but on average, close to 8 hours we spend outside. And when we are out, we need access to wifi too. Such is the robotic life we are living in.
It’s easy to limit ourselves to shop online while we are out. Definitely, something we can defer until we are back but business transactions can’t wait. In an office, it is somewhat secure but not on a public wifi network which can always be vulnerable to data theft.
To be able to save on time and multi-task, it has encouraged us to be on speedy internet. We need high-quality internet connection even at public places and that can expose us if we are using an open public wifi network.
As per a recent report, more than 55% of Americans have a social media profile and around 22% access their accounts several times a day. Not necessarily they are on a secured network throughout the day but they use the internet in public places too.
What’s worst, we are now directed to a shopping site from a social networking ad and unwittingly, we may be sharing our personal details so even social media is not just about reading news and interacting with friends.
With this, we must understand it’s not what we surf but merely hooking to the internet essentially needs us to stay secure.
We understand it’s difficult to curb our online behavior but time is soaring and we must take precautions towards public wifi security. It is always recommended to look at HTTPS and green padlock while accessing social media sites, login into websites, or purchasing something online on a public wifi network.
Take a look at this info-graphic:
Info-graphic Source: https://thebestvpn.com/public-wifi-security/