Your internet connection is a way for you to interact with the outside world, but it also provides a channel into your computer. If your internet connection isn't secure someone may use it to steal your personal or financial information for malicious purposes.
Public Wi-Fi 'hotspots' in places like cafés, airports, hotels and libraries are convenient, but they can be risky.
Tip: Avoid sending or receiving valuable or sensitive information when connected to public Wi-Fi networks.
Remember: If you don’t take steps to protect your internet connection and network, they could be used illegally and without your knowledge.
Use this guidance to learn how to use public Wi-Fi networks safely.