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Reverse the threat of cybercrime 

Public Wi-Fi isn’t always safe. Without the right protection your private information could become public. Get smart about using public Wi-Fi.

What is public Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is a way to wirelessly connect to the internet. Some places, like cafés, libraries, hotels, airports and even phone booths offer public Wi-Fi where anyone can connect their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient but can be risky. It's easy for the information being sent between your device and the public Wi-Fi network to be intercepted.

Cybercriminals have also been known to set up rogue Wi-Fi hotspots with names that look like a legitimate network. Cybercriminals use these networks to get their hands on your banking credentials, account passwords, and other valuable information.

How to stay safe when using public Wi-Fi

Be careful about what you do online when you’re using a public Wi-Fi hotspot. Here are some tips to help keep your information safe: