Use Of Free Public Wi-Fi For Banking Is A Bad Idea, Tech Expert Says
FREE PUBLIC WI-FI – A tech expert recently said in a radio interview that the use of free public wi-fi for vital transactions is dangerous.
Nowadays, you can now access through the Internet in places that have Wi-Fi or wireless fidelity. Thus, you can stay flexible and not enclosed to have an Internet connection, if you have one, that is.
However, like most things, there is danger, especially when it comes to accessing public Wi-Fi which does not require a password.
In an radio interview by ABS-CBN’s DZMM, a tech editor working for Manila Bulletin named Art Samaniego discussed why using public Wi-Fi, especially for vital transactions like banking, is a very dangerous idea.
Samaniego explained that when you connect to Wi-Fi, all info the comes from your phone will be stored in it, which would give thieves a chance to steal your data and know your current activities, thus, banki
“Kasi kapag kumonek ka sa Wi-Fi, ibig sabihin nun lahat ng data na galing sa telepono mo, dadaan na sa Wi-Fi na iyun so puwedeng manakaw iyung mga ginagawa mo,”
When asked if the private Wi-Fi from hotels counts as public Wi-Fi, Art said yes since everyone in the hotel can access through it.
As per the report, he advised that if you plan to do banking transactions, especially in a hurry, you have to be cautious when doing so. Otherwise, avoid banking transactions when usingpublic Wi-Fi.
Here is the video of the full interview:
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