Articles tagged: open wi-fi

How Do I Block Someone From Using My Wi-Fi?

Most Wi-Fi access points and routers easily let you block someone from using your Wi-Fi. I’ll cover the simple steps.

Is Mobile More Secure than Wi-Fi?

Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it’s important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.

Does an Open Wi-Fi Login Page Mean It’s Secure?

Absolutely not. This is a critically important distinction to make, and it’s one I’m afraid many people misunderstand.

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How Does a VPN Protect Me?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a fully encrypted, private internet connection via a VPN provider. I’ll look at what protection it offers.

Can the Owner of an Open WiFi Hotspot See What Files I’m Downloading?

Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story!

Is Wi-Fi Provided by My Landlord Safe?

Connectivity is becoming an added “perk” in some housing situations. Make sure you know the risks and alternatives when someone else provides your internet connection.

Tip of the Day: Set a Wi-Fi Password

Is Online Banking Safe?

You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.

Does Having a Publicly Visible Wi-Fi Password Add Security Compared to an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot?

Using a password protected WPA2 hotspot is a minor inconvenience for a very significant level of additional security. I’ll explain…