At one time or another, we’ve all connected to the Internet via public Wi-Fi – at a coffee shop, in a hotel, on a plane. The convenience is irresistible, but few people are aware that public Wi-Fi is one of the biggest risks to personal and business security because these networks are so easy to attack for hackers. Cybersecurity experts answer these questions: Are any public WiFi networks safe? What harm can be done on these public networks? And how can you protect yourself against this risk?
Even with new technologies abound, we’ve come to rely on passwords as our primary means of managing access to systems, applications and data. In reality, passwords are our first—and in most cases, only—line of defense when it comes to protecting against unauthorized access, misuse and theft.