Secure browsing on Public WiFi

How to keep your Computer safe on a Public WiFi

Public WiFi is absolutely great to have for traveling and working from your local coffee shop.  The problem with public WiFi even if it is password protected is that all of your information is passed through the WiFi for anyone to intercept.  Someone with minimal computer knowledge can download aprogram that collects all the traffic on a WiFi network and then search that traffic for account information such as usernames and passwords.  Every time you enter your username and password to a website while on a Public WiFi, this information passes through the Public WiFi acces point allowing anyone else on the Public WiFi to grab it and use it against you.  This goes for banking information, account information, etc.  Albeit most people don’t know how to actually use the information they collect let alone collect it but the threat is very real.    Read more