Man-in-the-middle attacks

05 December 2019

Who doesn’t like FREE public Wi-Fi?

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The risk is that not every Wi-Fi network you access is ‘genuine’ and once you’re on their network, they can see absolutely everything you do… including your passwords and account details.

Man-in-the-middle attacks

A man-in-the-middle attack is when a data shared from a computer to a server is intercepted. 

Shared Wi-Fi networks are handy but not always completely secure. Not every Wi-Fi network you access is ‘genuine’, hackers sometimes create fake Wi-Fi networks. Once you are logged on, they can watch your every move. 

How to manage the risk

  • Use your mobile device’s data instead of public Wi-Fi.
  • If you need to log onto public Wi-Fi, then consider purchasing a VPN. 

Top 5 VPNs (according to

  • ExpressVPN
  • NordVPN
  • IPVanish
  • Hotspot Shield
  • Surfshark.
Download the infographic to learn how hackers can intercept connections and how to avoid this.
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