Wi-Fi in Public Places: Think Twice and Use Encryption (DXC Technology Blog)


Do you stop to think before joining a wireless network or is the convenience of free Wi-Fi in the street, at the café or on the bus just too tempting? You may not realize it, but the person running that wireless access point has the ability to see all of the data going through it. If the data is sent “in the clear” they may be able to tell a lot about you: what messages you are sending, what web pages you are visiting, what your passwords are.