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What can happen on an open wireless network (Wi-Fi)? Is there anything a patron can do to increase her security while on it?

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What can happen on an open wireless network (Wi-Fi)? Is there anything a patron can do to increase her security while on it?

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answered 2016-01-14 16:35:45 -0600

The convenience of an open wireless network (one that does not require a password) is often offset by its lack of security. Some common ways to improve security are: I. Ensure the security software on your computer/device is up-to-date II. Try to avoid browsing sites that require you to login with your username and password, or ensure the website(s) start with HTTPS, which is more secure III. Never install software while on an open wireless network.

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