August is here and most are getting ready for their summer vacation. Because, then, there are many who are going to use public WiFi to surf on internet... we don't want to spoil it for you but ... a hacker can vacation on the same island as you this year. Great attention to networks you log in because as mentioned below the number of users who choose "irresponsible" publicly WiFi it's high!
Recent BullGuard research found that almost four-fifths (79%) of public Wi-Fi users are at significant risk when choosing a hotspot to connect to, often failing to check that the network they are connecting to is legal.
In total, the 86% of WiFi users put the convenience above it safety when choosing hotspots, while almost two thirds (63%) of people connected to public Wi-Fi daily have set up the devices them to “Are connected to the strongest WiFi"Or" automatically connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot already in use ".
BullGuard research has found that users often choose a WiFi based on Wi-fi-strength, whether the name seems appropriate or just whether it's free.
However, the hackers they often create networks that look legitimate to deceive users and steal their personal data.
It is worth noting that more than that one third of WiFi users are logged into personal accounts that require a password, 22% use credit cards and 31% are associated with online banking in potentially dangerous connections.
«The hackers can easily create malicious hotspots that look legitimate and can track and record privacy people, allowing them to steal usernames, passwords, credit card details, bank account information and more, " characteristically the research.
Using one VPN would protect many users but research has shown that 60% of users do not use a VPNWhile 57% of the respondents says they think they are too complicated or that they don't know how to use.