Tips for when you connect to public WiFi networks

The average person should spend at least 1 or 2 hours of your day connected to the Internet, either to use only applications such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Skype, among others, not to mention Facebook.


The number of devices connected to the “internet of things” is impressive, now the question is what people do when they are out of reach of a secure network area and go to a public network. Some people know the risks of connecting to unsecured networks, these Wi-Fi public area can bring unwanted attention from people. And in the Internet User Security Office (OSI) state that “connect to Wi-Fi unknown always involves risks.”

So there you have special prevention to connect to the Internet through one of these networks.

So then it shall mention a few preventive measures when connected to a public network and you could avoid some headaches.

Opt for sites that use HTTPS

It is good to take into account under that Internet protocol was created the web page visited, and that HTTPS (or Transfer Protocol Secure Hypertext, in Spanish) allows data to travel safely, and this is good because not all pages employ safe navigation.


Not being in sync a public network

This is a reference to the option have our mobile devices, which perform the operation to synchronize private files in the background without notifying us. So it is recommended to disable this option on your Smartphone or tablet, which you can see in the settings or options should also have on hand in the notification bar.


Using Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private Network (VPN ), as its name suggests is a private network, which extends through the public network. Access is protected, usually encrypted connection and allows data transfer more reliable.

Many VPN services customers you can get online, and free versions that apply to certain restrictions due to nonpayment, but this must be careful, because not necessarily all of these services VPN client must be insurance, so if doubts do not risk supplier for service.

Using Antivirus and Firewall

It is always good to have an antivirus, you know when these things are not going exactly right, alerting of potential hazards and giving the most consistent solutions to the problem.

Moreover, a firewall (or Firewall), is your first defense against possible external attacks from the Internet, from users attempting to access a private network with one or more devices connected to this.

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