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Danger may lurk beneath internet freebies

  • Sebastian Partogi

  /   Fri, January 17 2020   /  02:22 am
Know the risks: Youngsters in Banyuwangi, East Java, browse the net at the Banyuwangi Heroes Cemetery using a high-speed Wi-Fi connection that the city administration provides in several public spaces. Free Wi-Fi connections are convenient but people need to be mindful of their data security. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)(JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

Know the risks: Youngsters in Banyuwangi, East Java, browse the net at the Banyuwangi Heroes Cemetery using a high-speed Wi-Fi connection that the city administration provides in several public spaces. Free Wi-Fi connections are convenient but people need to be mindful of their data security. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)Nowadays, we can get free Wi-Fi connections everywhere — in restaurants, cafés, hotels, office buildings and even in public spaces and on public transportation.With the increasing speed of our everyday lives, we tend to sandwich our private internet activities in between our public engagements, prompting us to use these free wireless networks to send private emails, shop online and even do online banking.Yet, these free Wi-Fi connections may have hidden costs attached to them. Some hackers might be lurking to tap into your private data through the Wi-Fi connection – usi...