I have a question today?
How fussy are you to which Wi-Fi signal you connect? i.e., connecting to an open or a secure Wi-Fi connection.
As we know that most of the Coffey shops and pubs allow you to use the free Wi-Fi open connections. Do you even think twice before connecting to a open Wi-Fi signal?
Please put some time to understand what is the risk involved in using an open Wi-Fi connection.
I know getting internet connectivity when your out and about will look like a blessing. However all your data and your laptop itself can be compromised by anyone connecting to open Wi-Fi connections.
Some people think that having a Anti-Virus program or an Firewall enabled laptop will keep them safe, what they don’t know is when they setup the connection with an open Wi-Fi connection they have already established a trust relation with that router.
Windows 7 gives warning to the user that its very risky to connect to a Open and un-secure Wi-Fi networks yet most of the people I know still connect anyway.
Moreover I know a couple of friends who bought a wireless router and started using it without setting up of security key or changing the default admin password. Continue reading “Are you Secure when you browse the web ?”