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Infographic: How Safe is That Public Wifi?

unsafe wifiToday’s infographic from Secure Data Recovery discusses the potential for dangers when using public wifi. We’ve all used it, but what are the chances of finding unwanted malware while being tracked by invisible lurkers?

It is estimated that the number of public wifi hotspots will reach 5.8 million by 2015. That’s 5.8 million opportunities to connect to the web, but you should also take caution when logging in to a new location. Most importantly, you can change your phone’s setting to not automatically connect to available wifi networks – doing so inadvertently allows hackers to access your phone when you are not even aware of the breach. Read on to look at the dangers of using public wifi.

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