How safe is public Wi -Fi connection

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  1. ALTEZZA

    ALTEZZA New Member

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    Is is safe to access your online bank account, credit card etc. on a public wi-fi connecting on your itouch??? what can I do to ensure that no hackers try to get my info.??
  2. Vision_Again

    Vision_Again New Member

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    you should be fine.
  3. Wambam1205

    Wambam1205 Banned

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    Yeah 99% of the time your fine, I havent really heard of people that sit in starbucks waiting to steal stuff and hack into the server, but hey its up to you. I have never had any problems with any wifi anywhere
  4. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I would try to avoid sending sensitive data over public wifi, but if its necessary, what can you do.
  5. Kevlarm114

    Kevlarm114 New Member

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    alvinjericho New Member

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    yeah, just try to avoid it to be safe. for me, like, i dont use limewire on public wifi, because someone can detect it, and downloading stuffs on limewire kinda is a bad thing. lol. hahaha. but try to do your personal things at home..

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  7. linds

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    no its not safe to send personal info over a public wifi connection

    The safest way would be to tunnel through a VPN or ssh. Otherwise, you shouldnt do anything you don't want other people to know about on any unsecured wifi
  8. Masky64

    Masky64 New Member

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    Wi-Fi hotspots could be infected, meaning personal data can be stolen by hackers. See "Evil twin phishing" on Wikipedia.
  9. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Definitely stay away from sending sensitive data over public Wi-Fi connection -- Wi-Fi isn't incredibly secure. I wouldn't go to banks or credit card sites anywhere but my home - and only because none of my neighbors have Wi-Fi running...

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