WiFi Networks: Be VERY Careful When Connecting

little-red-riding-hood.jpgWhen little Red Riding Hood went to visit her grandmother – she was in for a very nasty surprise at finding a wolf in her grandmother’s bed. This is a bit like WiFi.
Most of the time your WiFi connection is just fine – but every once in a while you might find yourself face to face with a rogue WiFi connection. It’s important that you keep the following things in mind:

  • When connecting to a WiFi connection make sure it’s not a fake connection setup to steal your data
  • Use a virtual private network to keep what leaves your computer secure
  • Don’t do sensitive transactions on a public (or maybe even any) WiFi network

The WSJ has a nice article on this issue here.

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