Why Wi-Fi hotspots can be dangerous

Why Wi-Fi hotspots can be dangerous

Why Wi-Fi hotspots can be dangerous

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KREM.com

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 8 at 6:47 PM

Using wireless internet while you're on the go could put you at risk.

Federal authorities blame unsecured Wi-Fi for thousands of identity theft cases each day.
   
Many businesses and cities offer free Wi-Fi and most Wi-Fi hotspots aren't password protected.
   
This lack of security allows hackers to swipe private information.

You can protect yourself by purchasing a virtual private network.
   
VPN's scramble your information to keep hackers out.
 

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