Using any of the free public Wifis found in airports, cafe, shopping centres, etc unprotected is a security and privacy risk. That shady-looking guy lurking around your coffee shop or the airport gate can grab your bank details easier than you may think.
What you can do?
So, what can you do to protect yourself when using any of these free public Wifis?
You need to subscribe to a trusted VPN service provider. A VPN service will tunnel through all your Internet traffic through an encrypted channel to ensure that no hacker around your vicinity can eavesdrop in and steal your private information.
However, not all VPN service providers are trustworthy. For example, Facebook’s Onavo VPN service is supposed to keep your Internet traffic private and secure. However, Facebook is using it to collect information about you as you surf the Net. This is so bad that Apple removed Onavo from its App Store. However, Onavo is still available in the Google Play Store, ready to snare unsuspecting users.
Research has also shown that a lot of VPN providers are just as dodgy as the proverbial shady-looking guy lurking at the coffee shop.
Which VPN provider is trusted?
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