Wi-Fiis a wireless technology that provides high-speed internet and networkconnections. Public Wi-Fi networks are very convenient and are accessiblenearly everywhere we are. Whether it is the neighborhood coffee shop, the hotelwe are staying in, or the library we visit, Wi-Fi is readily available. Though Wi-Fimakes our lives easier, it is not without security risks. When using Wi-Fiservices our personal information could be vulnerable to cybercriminals.
Secured and unsecured networks
Public Wi-Fi networks are either considered unsecured orsecured. A user can access an unsecured network without a password or login andif the user is within the network’s range. A secured network, as its nameimplies, requires some form of credentials – a password or agreeing to terms –before it can be accessed. Connecting to a secured network is preferred, but regardlessof the network type always use caution when accessing public Wi-Fi.
Be smart when connecting
Here are a few tips to consider when connecting to a publicWi-Fi network.
Using public Wi-Fi, while convenient, is not without itsrisks. Public Wi-Fi has its benefits assuming users are educated and aware ofbest practices for using the technology. The experts at AJTC stay ahead of allthe latest technology trends and have the specialized knowledge required toprotect your company’s data. Contact AJTC today to learn more aboutIT security and other services. You may also visitAJTC here or call 708.942.8200.