Prevent Mobile Wi-Fi Privacy Issues

 Are you looking to prevent mobile Wi-Fi privacy issues? well you’ve come to the right place. We would like to go over a few scenarios that might  put you at risk of identify theft or business Ransomware. Which both ultimately put you out of money and time. Which you and i don’t want that!

Unaware of Public Wi-Fi Risks

It can be a mystery to most people, but a study was conducted and asked, do you care about security when accessing Wi-Fi outside of your home? Most said “No”, while others said “they wouldn’t access personal information outside of their house”. Now that tells us people are not afraid to access emails, social media, downloading apps, online banking, and much more.

Statistics

It is pretty alarming that 23 per cent of Canadians use public Wi-Fi to check their bank accounts and or access financial information. While another chunk of 12 per cent provided credit card information and to top it off 13 per cent of Canadians used identifiable information such as birthdays, address, social insurance numbers.

Good Practice for Public Wi-Fi
  • Try to stop remembering Wi-Fi Networks. If your mobile device or computer connects automatically, you may be connected to an impostor without even knowing.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you are not using it, helps with battery as well.
  • Consider using a virtual private network (VPN) which will encrypt you’re your mobile device back to your home network.

These of course are only a few suggestions and at times can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. BlackBox Connections is here to answer any questions you may have difficulty finding or resolving.

Call us 403-399-6366  for assistance.

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