Free Public WiFi Compromises Londoner’s Privacy

Free Public WiFi Compromises Londoner’s Privacy

According to the 2017 Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report, users who connect to free WiFi networks are putting their personal information and privacy at risk.

Vice President and General Manager at Norton Symantec Nick Shaw says that people in general are unaware that hackers can access private data on their devices when using unsecure public WiFi or apps with privacy vulnerabilities. However, a high percentage of those who are aware of the risks still choose not to change their behavior.

Even now that data roaming charges have been dropped, around 58 percent of Britons still prefer to connect to public WiFi, especially when travelling. Additionally, around half say that they want to be constantly connected so that they can use map apps.  

Source: London Loves Business

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