The age of Wi-Fi connected devices is in full force: during the course of 2012, the number of connected devices will exceed the world’s population. These increasing numbers show no sign of stopping, and within the next few years most of us will have at least two devices — like Smartphones and tablets – connected to public Wi-Fi networks. This greater availability of public Wi-Fi also brings unseen hazards for users to look out for: hackers.
There are a quite a few different ways that hackers are able to attack your computer during your Wi-Fi session. There is readily available software that hackers can use to intercept data being sent to and from your phone, they can login as you while your on your favorite social network and update your status, and use a rogue Wi-Fi network disguised as a legitimate network so that they can intercept all the data between you and the network. Make sure to check out the simple precautions at the bottom of this infographic so that you can be sure of having a safe (or safer) browsing experience.
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