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Wi-Fi - private and public

It's easy for information sent using public Wi-Fi access to be intercepted, so you need to be careful about what information you send or receive while connected.

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.


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